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Iran Visa Types

 

Visa is a permission of entry to Iran for a limited period of time issued by Embassies and Consulates General of the Islamic Republic of Iran abroad, for foreign nationals after receiving the approval of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Visa Types

 Visa Type

         Who can apply

 Documents needed

Entry (type A) visa

Visa for Foreign citizens who have an invitation letter from ministries, governmental organizations, private & public sectors, … for the purpose of negotiating, signing contracts, setting up purchased machineries, ….

  • Educational & cultural Faculty members and researchers
  • Common Carriers, transporting goods and people
  • Officials, political, and economic members, art and sports teams, international organizations and specialists
  • Internationally Recognized merchants and experts
  • The United Nations employees and affiliates
  • Relatives of the foreign citizens residing in Iran
  • Valid invitation
  • Visa grant notice
  • Possible interview at the consulate

Tourist (type B) visa

Visa for Foreign citizens who intend to travel to Iran for tourist purposes.

  • Tourists
  • Visa grant notice
  • Possible interview at the consulate

Pilgrimage (type C) visa

Visa for Foreign Muslims who intend to pilgrimage to holy places in Iran.

  • Muslim Tourists
  • Visa grant notice
  • Possible interview at the consulate

Diplomatic (type D) & Service (type S) visa

Visa for all diplomatic and official passport holders and travel purposes

  • Temporary employees of diplomatic and consular offices, and International organization offices in Iran
  • Temporary guests of diplomats or official employees residing in Iran
  • Diplomatic or Official passport holders attending conferences, apprenticeship, cultural & educational programs, …
  • Diplomatic or Official passport holders with tourist or pilgrimage purposes
  • Official or Diplomatic Passport
  • Visa grant notice

Education (type E) visa

Visa for foreign students or religious scholars who intend to study in Iran

  • School students
  • Student
  • Researchers
  • Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status from the science ministry, education ministry, or an accredited academic institution
  • Visa grant notice

Temporary Work (type F) visa

Visa for foreign citizens who have the intention to work in Iran

  • Skilled workers
  • Specialists in the fields of medical, industrial, …
  • Engineers
  • Obtaining the labor certificate from a sponsor employer in Iran, approved by the labor ministry
  • Visa grant notice

Transit (type G) visa

Visa which allows foreign citizens to pass through Iran with no purpose of stay.

  • Drivers
  • Tourists
  • Merchants
  • Declaring visa to destination
  • Visa grant notice

Media (type H) visa

Visa for foreign media, including members of the radio, prints, digital, press, as well as directors and producers of films, reports, … traveling to Iran to work in their profession.

  • Reporters
  • Producers
  • Cameraman
  • Visa grant notice
  • Obtaining the permit from the Media & Public Diplomacy center

Investment (type I) visa

Visa for foreign investors whose investment permit is approved by the Organization for Investment Economic and Technical Assistance of Iran.

  • Merchants
  • Investors
  • Approval letter from the Organization for Investment Economic and Technical Assistance of Iran
  • Visa grant notice

Marital (type M) visa Visa for foreign men who are married to Iranian women, as well as their offsprings.

  • Foreign men married to Iranian women.
  • Children of such a family
  • Father…s official permission regarding the children…s trip to Iran
  • Visa grant notice

Medical (type T) visa

Visa for foreign citizens who wish to travel to Iran for medical purposes and have already received an approval letter from one of the authorized medical centers

  • Patients with physical illnesses
  • Approval letter from one of the authorized medical centers
  • Visa grant notice