Iran

What documents will be required?

Airport entry or transit visa:
  • - One visa application form, to be completed at Mehrabad Airport.
  • 2- The applicant's passport; which must be valid for at least 6 months, with a minimum of two blank pages.
  • 3- Copy of Passport (ID-page).
  • -Confirmed ticket to the third country for the applicants of 48 hours transit visa.
  • - Confirmed ticket to the third country for the applicants of 72 hours visa. And a written request by the Iranian sponsor must be sent to the passport and Visa department - Ministry of Foreign Affairs at Mehrabad Airport branch.
  • 4- one current photographs in passport format (3 x 4).
  • 5- Visa fee; paid by Banker's Draft made payable to the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
  • Note : Payment in cash is not acceptable.
  • 6- Return envelop with address and adequate prepaid postage to cover cost of registered mail.

Diplomatic & service visa:

  • 1.Official note-verbal of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of New Zealand, respective foreign Mission, or international organization accredited to New Zealand certifying the assignment
  • 2.Applicant's original passport (valid for minimum next six months)
  • 3.Application visa form duly completed and signed by the applicant (one copy)
  • 4.One recent coloured passport-size photograph

Entry Visa for Free Trade and Industrial Zone of Iran:

  • 1- One completed visa application form.
  • 2- The applicant's passport; which must be valid for at least 6 months, with a minimum of two blank pages.
  • 3- Copy of Passport (ID-page).
  • 4 - One current photographs in passport format (3 x 4).
  • 5- Visa fee; paid by Banker's Draft made payable to the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
  • Note : Payment in cash is not acceptable.
  • 6- Return envelop with address and adequate prepaid postage to cover cost of registered mail.

Student visa:

  • 1- One completed visa application form.
  • 2- The applicant's passport; which must be valid for at least 6 months, with a minimum of two blank pages.
  • 3- Copy of Passport (ID-page).
  • 4- Acceptance from accredited educational center.
  • 5- One current photographs in passport format (3 x 4).
  • 6- Visa fee; paid by Banker's Draft made payable to the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Note : Payment in cash is not acceptable.
  • 7- Return envelop with address and adequate prepaid postage to cover cost of registered mail.

Work permit visa:

  • 1- One completed visa application form.
  • 2- The applicant's passport; which must be valid for at least 6 months, with a minimum of two blank pages.
  • 3- Copy of Passport (ID-page).
  • 4 - One current photographs in passport format (3 x 4).
  • 5- Visa fee; paid by Banker's Draft made payable to the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
  • Note : Payment in cash is not acceptable.
  • 6- Return envelop with address and adequate prepaid postage to cover cost of registered mail.

Tourist and pilgrimage visa:

  • 1. Applicant's original passport (valid for minimum next six months)
  • 2. Application visa form duly completed and signed by the applicant (one copy)
  • 3. One recent coloured passport-size photograph
  • 4. A pre-paid returning Courier envelope
  • 5. Applicable visa fee

Press visa:

  • 1. Applicant's original passport (valid for minimum next six months)
  • 2. Application visa form duly completed and signed by the applicant (one copy)
  • 3. One recent coloured passport-size photograph
  • 4. A pre-paid returning Courier envelope
  • 5. Applicable visa fee.

Time required to issue visa:

For independent visa applications, the whole process will normally take a minimum of one month. Please note, however, that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the sole decision making authority as to whether or not to issue your visa. If they have any concerns about your application, this could hold up the application process. It is advisable, therefore, to allow at least eight weeks before you intend to travel.

How long is the Visa valid for?

  • Airport Transit Visa is issued for 48 hours to the applicants who intend to transit through Iran.
  • Airport Visa is issued at Mehrabad Airport for 72 hours for businessmen.
  • Entry Visa for Free Trade and Industrial Zone of Iran is issued for two-week stay at the ports of entry to Free Trade and Industrial Zone of Iran (Kish Island), and may be extended up to six months at the request of authorities of these areas.
  • The maximum duration of stay for a tourist visa is 30 days.