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Iran is a large country in the Greater Middle East, formerly known as Persia. As you may know, the Persian Empire was once a vast, culturally advanced, and vital center of science, mathematics, philosophy, and trade. Apart from finding interesting relics of this empire wherever you travel in Iran, the nation today offers a lot for tourists such as resort skiing near Tehran, desert trekking, or swimming at one the fantastic beaches along the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf.
Before planning your trip to Iran, you should find out if you need a visa. According to the nation's policy, 11 states are visa-exempt, meaning that citizens can enter Iran without a visa and stay between 15 days to 90 days, depending on their nationality. Additionally, much of the world can travel to Iran with a visa on arrival. However, this can only be obtained at specific airports throughout the country, plus, need to have already filled out an application.
Only citizens of 13 countries are not eligible for a visa on arrival, so they will need to go to the nearest Iranian embassy and apply for a consular visa in-person. The list includes the United States and Canada. To find out if your nation is on the list, we recommend you use our Visa Checker Tool. Simply select your country of origin in the left drag-down menu, and choose Iran in the right menu. In seconds, you know if you need a visa or not. Moreover, if you need one, we provide a list of the nearest embassies. Simple, right?
Since the government of Iran does not issue electronic visas, we cannot process applications at the moment. As soon as that changes, we will be among the first to offer a safe, fast, and reliable visa processing service. Until then, feel free to use our 24/7 support service to find out more about information.
As far as nation-specific requirements are concerned, you can find a lot of info online, but we think you should use this stuff as a reference only. It is always better to contact the issuing authority itself and ask your questions there since they will provide the most reliable and updated requirements. On the other hand, iVisa is sure that, as a general rule, you'll need a passport valid for at least 6 months beyond your planned date of your arrival in Iran. Also, women must have their head and body covered with scarves, long sleeves, and stockings. Otherwise, they are refused admission.
Unfortunately, we cannot help more with the visa application process, though we hope that the information above is helpful.