Iran Visa, Starting From € 19

erhalten Sie Ihr Iran-Visum mit nur wenigen Mausklicks

Fill in the 5 minute online application form and receive your visa within 2 business days

Why apply for your visa in advance?

Stress-free travel to Iran

Avoid stress and the risk of getting rejected upon your arrival. Only less than 2% of 1stQuest Appliers get rejected.

It's Cheaper than VOA

Save up to €15 on your visa & insurance fees when you apply both of them in advance. More money for spending on your travels in Iran.

Quick ‘n’ Easy

Skip the queue- no waiting around in visa lines at the airport. We’ll be there to answer your questions through the process.

How to get an Iranian tourist visa?

Fill in the online visa application form

Pay 1stQuest's service fee (starting from €19)

Receive your authorization code within 2 business days

Collect your visa at an Iranian embassy/airport when you arrive in Iran

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Häufig gestellte Fragen (FAQ)

Wenn es in Ihrem Land kein(e) iranische(s) Botschaft/Konsulat gibt, können Sie Ihr Visum höchstwahrscheinlich an einem Flughafen im Iran abholen. Aber denken Sie daran, dass Bürger einiger Länder ihr Visum nicht an den Flughäfen abholen können. Wenn es in Ihrem Land kein(e) iranische(s) Botschaft/Konsulat gibt, können Sie ein nahegelegenes Land wählen, in dem es ein(e) iranische(s) Botschaft/Konsulat gibt.
Nach unseren Aufzeichnungen werden generell nur weniger als 5% der Visumantragsteller für den Iran abgelehnt. Die Chancen, ein Iran-Visum für europäische (mit Ausnahme von Großbritannien), australische und neuseeländische Staatsbürger zu erhalten, liegen bei 97%. Die Chancen, ein Iran-Visum für die Bürger der USA und Großbritanniens zu bekommen, sind mit etwa 90% etwas geringer. Es gibt auch bestimmte Berufe, die einem höheren Ablehnungsrisiko ausgesetzt sind, wie zum Beispiel Journalisten und politische Berufe.
Mit Ausnahme der ex-israelischen Staatsbürgerschaft haben andere frühere Staatsbürgerschaften normalerweise keinen Einfluss auf Ihren Visumsantrag.
Das Touristenvisum für den Iran ist eine einmalige Einreise. Möglicherweise müssen Sie ein anderes Visum beantragen.
Passinhaber aus Afghanistan und Bangladesch müssen ihre Visa bei den Botschaften/Konsulaten in ihren Ländern beantragen und abholen.

Getting your Iranian Tourist Visa;
All you need to know

Wer braucht ein Visum, um in den Iran einzureisen?

Alle ausländischen Touristen, mit Ausnahme von Reisepassinhabern einiger Länder, benötigen ein Visum, um in den Iran zu reisen. Bürger dieser Länder benötigen kein Touristenvisum, um in den Iran einzureisen: Armenien, Aserbaidschan, Bolivien, Georgien, Libanon, Malaysia, Syrien, Türkei, Venezuela, Nicaragua und Ecuador.

Iran E-Visum vs. Visum Referenznummer

You might get confused with the different terms used to talk about Iranian visas - Iran eVisa or e Visa, electronic visa, authorization code, reference number, invitation letter and tourist visa all refer to the same type of visa required for a tourist to enter Iran. So, don’t worry about different names; they all refer to the one tourist visa.

How to get an Iranian visa in advance?

Getting a visa is very simple with 1stQuest.

Fill in an online application form, pay the service fee and we’ll do the paperwork for you. We’ll get you an authorization code from the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and send it to you within 2 business days. When you receive the code, it means that your visa is ready. In fact, an authorization code (also called reference code) is the electronic receipt for your visa.

After you receive your authorization code, you can collect your visa either from an Iranian embassy/consulate or from an international airport in Iran. But, remember, you must specify where you want to collect your visa when filling in your application form.

Is there any other way to obtain the visa in advance?

To obtain a visa to travel to Iran, you can also go to an Iranian embassy in person or refer to the website of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). However, individuals applying directly through Iranian embassies or the MFA’s website have experienced long waiting times and high rejection rates (see here to read travellers’ experiences with this).

What are the Iranian visa requirements?

For an Iranian tourist visa, the following is required:

  • A passport with at least 6 months validity and two blank pages
  • A standard passport size photo
  • Fee. Payable to the chosen Iranian consulate or the visa office at the airport. The visa fee depends on the applicant’s nationality (see the list of visa fees). The visa fee is payable in cash- Euro or US dollar only. Note: This is different from the service fee received by 1stQuest to process your visa application.
  • Travel insurance. When collecting your visa at the embassy or airport, you are required to have a printout of your travel insurance valid for the duration of your stay in Iran. You can purchase insurance through 1stQuest for €15. Read more on how to get an Iran travel insurance and which travel insurances are acceptable in Iran.


For online visa application, you need to upload a digital copy (scanned files) of your passport and passport photo. For collecting your visa from the airport/embassy you need to present the original documents.

Wie erhalte ich bei der Einreise ein Iran-Visum (VOA)?

Visa on arrival (VOA- aka Iran airport visa) is a tourist visa granted to citizens of 180 countries upon their arrival to Iran. Since August 2017, you must apply through the Iranian government’s e-visa website at least 2 days in advance to get a VOA.

Then, upon your arrival, you will hand the submission receipt to the visa officer at the airport and receive your VOA.

While getting a VOA seems to be convenient, our recommendation is to apply for a visa before you get to Iran. Why?

  • VOA costs more. VOA fee ranges between 10-150 euros, averaging 75 euros for most European countries. VOA fees are about 30% more than applying for a visa in advance, therefore, the VOA fee for Europeans is equal to and sometimes more expensive than getting a visa in advance through 1stQuest.
  • With VOA, there is always a risk of rejection. If you are rejected, you have to buy a return flight and pay the extra costs. 1stQuest sees fewer rejections and you know your visa result in advance.
  • Issuing the VOA can take hours at the airport.No one likes waiting in lines of visa and passport check after a long flight. Breeze on through the queues with your pre approved visa from 1stQuest.
  • Some nationalities do not qualify for VOA.These countries include the US, UK, Canada, Colombia, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Jordan, Israel, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Read more about the Iran visa on arrival (VOA) on our blog.

Wann ist der beste Zeitpunkt, um ein iranisches Visum zu beantragen? Wie früh?

We recommend you start the process of visa application three to four weeks ahead of your scheduled travel. However, getting visa won’t take that long. You’ll receive your authorization code in 2 business days and then, if you choose to collect your visa from the airport, you’re almost done. If, on the other hand, you’ve chosen to collect your visa from the embassy/consulate, you need to have enough time to go to the embassy and collect it.

Duration, extension, and validity of Iranian tourist visa

The Iranian tourist visa is a 30-day single entry visa. But, you can extend it in Iran for 30 days, and then a consecutive 30 days, if needed. The visa is valid up to 3 months after the issue date.

In order to extend your visa, head for the Police Department of Aliens Affairs. The offices are open from Saturday to Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The offices are invariably crowded and little work is done after midday; so, it’s better to go early. Check Iranian national holidays to avoid any delays. There, you’ll need the following:

  • two photocopies of the picture page of your passport, your current visa, and any other extensions
  • two passport photos
  • Fee for the extension (about IR 500,000; check the current fee with the office). To pay the fee, you’ll be directed to a Bank Melli branch. After returning the bank receipt, the visa extension will be issued for up to 30 days.

Iran-Visum für amerikanische, kanadische und britische Staatsbürger

American, British, and Canadian passport holders can enter Iran only if they are accompanied by an authorized tour guide. But don’t worry, this doesn't mean that your tour guide will watchdog you during the trip. You’ll have your free time to find things on your own and negotiate every aspect of your travel to customize your visit.

Hiring an authorized tour guide is easy and cheap through 1stQuest. Our tour guide service fee starts from €45 per day. Read more on Traveling to Iran as an American, British, or Canadian in our blog.

Visa requirements for Pakistani citizens

Pakistani nationals are not eligible for VOA. In order to get visa, they are required to apply through an agency. The process and required documents for Pakistani citizens are exactly the same as other citizens.

Wie kann man ohne Visum in den Iran einreisen? Visafreie Zonen: Kish und Qeshm

There are some Iranian free trade zones where all nationals eligible for VOA can enter without a visa and stay up to 14 days. These areas include Kish Island, Qeshm Island, Chabahar, Aras, Anzali, Arvand, and Maku. There are international airports in Kish Island and Qeshm Island with frequent international flights. Other areas are best accessible by land. Keep in mind that for exiting the free zones and entering Iran, you will require a visa.

US-Visumbefreiungsprogramm und neue Iran-Visapolitik

Einige Reisende fragen: Beeinflusst ein Besuch im Iran meine Zukunft für einen Besuch in anderen Ländern? Die Antwort ist NEIN, aber es gibt eine Geschichte dahinter. Das US Visa Waiver Program (WPM) ermöglicht es Bürgern aus 38 Ländern, darunter die meisten europäischen Länder, für Aufenthalte von 90 Tagen oder weniger ohne Visum in die Vereinigten Staaten zu reisen. Im Jahr 2015 wurde jedoch eine neue Beschränkung für Bürger dieser Länder eingeführt, die zuvor in den Iran und einige andere Länder gereist sind.

Im Jahr 2018 aktualisierte der Iran seine Visapolitik und startete eine neue stempelfreie Politik, um mehr ausländische Besucher zur Einreise in den Iran zu ermutigen. In der neuen Richtlinie werden Reisende in den Iran kein iranisches Visum mehr mit ihrem Reisepass oder einen Ein-/Ausreisestempel auf ihrem Reisepass haben. Daher werden Besucher das Visa Waiver Program problemlos nutzen können, um in die USA einzureisen.


Um ein Visum zu erhalten (ob bei der Ankunft oder im Voraus), müssen Sie bei der Abholung Ihres Visums eine Botschafts-/Stempelgebühr an das iranische Konsulat/Flughafen zahlen. Die Gebühr richtet sich nach der Nationalität des Antragstellers. Nachfolgend sehen Sie die Liste der Visagebühren für verschiedene Nationalitäten:

Nationalitäten> >
Nationalitäten Schengen Nationalitäten Australienisch/NeuseelandBritisch Amerikanisch KanadischPakistani Indianer Chinesisch Brasilianisch
Botschaftliche Gebühr €50 €100 €180 €60 €50 €25 €30 €40 €60
Visum bei Ankunft Gebühr €75 €145-150 Nicht zutreffend Nicht zutreffend Nicht zutreffend Nicht zutreffend €90 €100 €80
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