How to get an Iran Transit Visa

Iran Transit Visa

Iran Transit Visa

The Iran Transit visa is issued for a limited period of time for foreigners who intend to pass through Iran to a third country. The biggest hurdle is getting the visa authorization number from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tehran.

  • Go to my Iran visa page to get information on how to get a different type of visa for Iran.
  • I’m going to tell you below all you need to know about getting this visa:
Contact an approved travel agent
  • There are a number of reputable Iranian tour companies that can help you, including G Adventures.
  • You will need to contact the agency and fill out a form with your personal details, which consulate/embassy you want to process your Iranian visa, and your travel details. This agency or tour group will then apply on your behalf to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs so that you can get a visa authorization number.
Wait for your visa authorization number

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Iran will take some time (depending on your nationality) to fax your visa authorization number to whatever Iranian consulate or embassy you selected from Step 1 above.  Contact your agent to confirm if/when this was sent.

Locate the embassy your tour guide uses
  • If you’re inside the U.S.:

Iranian Interests Section of the Embassy of Pakistan

Confirm receipt of the visa authorization number

Your agency will need to confirm if the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Iran has already faxed your visa authorization number to your consulate/embassy.

Gather documentation.

Gather the required documents (which will vary from consulate to consulate).

Submit materials
  • Either apply in person or mail the information to the Consulate/Embassy you found in Step 3
  • Don’t forget to include a prepaid self-addressed US Post Office Express mail envelope so that the Embassy/Consulate can return your passport with visa
Receive your visa

Congratulations!  Wait for a little bit to get your Iranian visa. That’s it!

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