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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.
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, except:
• Travellers visiting Kish Island, who can stay visa-free for up to 14 days.
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.
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.
Visas usually take around 15 days to process.
Embassies and tourist offices
Interests Section of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the USA
(202) 965 4990.
Embassy of Iran in the UK
(020) 7225 3000.