Yes - A visa is required for travel to Iran

Friday, October 23, 2020

In Person Appearance:

You must contact the consulate directly to determine entry requirements and to obtain your visa for this destination. Travisa is unable to assist with this process. We recommend that you contact the consulate directly to determine your visa requirements and obtain the most current forms and instructions. The consulate can be reached at:

Interests Section of the Islamic Republic of Iran
1250 23rd ST. #200  N.W.
Washington, DC 20037
Telephone: (202) 965-4990

Yes - A visa is required for travel to Iran

Friday, October 23, 2020

Obtaining a tourist visa to Iran requires pre-approval from the Foreign Ministry in Tehran. Your tour company or travel agency must first request a visa from the Foreign Ministry on your behalf. Once approved, the Foreign Ministry will then provide your tour company or travel agency and the embassy in the U.S. with a visa authorization number that corresponds to your application. You can then apply for a tourist visa once the visa authorization number has been received.

Send these documents to Travisa


Passport Requirements:

You must provide your actual signed passport, including one copy of the personal information page of your passport. Your passport must be valid for the next six months, have at least one blank visa page, not be frayed, torn, separating, or altered in any other way.


Iran Visa Application Form:

You must provide one fully completed copy of the visa application form found in this kit. The application form must be typed, include answers for all fields, display your full name as it appears in your passport, and be signed. Your signature must match the one in your passport.


Photo Requirements:

You must provide one color, passport-type photograph that meets the following criteria:

  • Be taken within the last three months and printed on high-quality photo paper
  • Be taken against an all white background
  • Be two inches by two inches
  • Provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression
  • You may wear neither eyeglasses nor headwear except for religious purposes
  • Your photo should not be affixed to your application and it may not display evidence of adhesive tape or staples

OR - you can upload a photo when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.

This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.

Click here for Iran Consular Fees and Visa Processing Times

Register your trip with the US Embassy:

The U.S. State Department recommends U.S. citizens register with the U.S. Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. Feel more secure about your international travels by having {B:CompanyName} register your trip with the U.S. Department of State. Registration notifies the U.S. Embassy in each country of your travel plans and enrolls you in the State Department travel advisory and warnings program. To enroll in this optional service complete the registration form in this kit and send it to us with the rest of your documents.

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

How to Apply for a Visa to Iran

  • Review the requirements to apply for your visa
  • Gather your documents and complete the forms
  • Ship your documents to our office

Where to Apply for Your Iranian Visa

Travisa - Washington, DC
4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20008
Tel: 877-876-3266