Iran Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa Required
British Yes No Yes
Australian Yes No Yes
Canadian Yes No Yes
USA Yes No Yes
EU Yes No Yes


To enter Iran, a passport valid for six months beyond the length of stay, and with two blank pages, is required by the nationals referred to in the chart above.

Passport Note

If your passport contains an Israeli stamp or stamps from other countries' border crossing points with Israel, you may be refused entry to Iran.

Women judged to be dressed immodestly will also be refused entry.


Visas for Iran are required in advance by all nationals referred to in the chart above. British, American and Canadian visitors can only obtain a visa if they are part of an organized tour or have a sponsor.

Be aware that visa requirements for visitors of all nations can change at short notice. Contact the embassy to check the latest situation. Nationals not referred to in the chart above are also advised to contact their local embassy to check visa requirements.

Women and girls over nine years old should wear a headscarf in their visa application photo in accordance with Islamic custom.

There are fines for overstaying your visa.

Types and Cost

UK nationals: tourist visa: US$265; double-entry visa: US$400.

US nationals: tourist visa: US$90; double-entry visa: US$135.

Canadian nationals: tourist visa: US$75; double-entry visa: US$110.

Australian nationals: tourist visa: US$105; double-entry visa: US$155.

Visas for many EU nationals (other than British nationals) are US$75 for single-entry visas and US$110 for double-entry visas, but prices vary according to nationality, so check with the consulate.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy). The consular section of the Iranian Embassy in the UK has reopened. Residents of the USA need to contact the Iranian Interests Section of the Embassy of Pakistan in Washington, DC.

Working days

Visas usually take around 15 days to process.

This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

Interests Section of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the USA

Telephone: +1 202 965 4990.
Address: NW, c/o The Embassy of Pakistan, 1250 23rd Street NW, No. 200, Washington, 20037,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri: 0800-1630

Embassy of Iran in the UK

Telephone: +44 0207 225 4208.
Address: Knightsbridge, 16 Prince's Gate, London, SW7 1PT,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0900-1700.

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