Visa Application

 صفحه روادید به زبان فارسی

            To obtain a (Tourist / family) visa to the Islamic Republic of Iran, you are advised to see the following notes:


Information you need to know to apply for a visa

 

  1.      It is advised to apply for your visa application through a credible travel agency in your area (Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth and so on) as this will ensure the application is done correctly.
  2.        When filling out your e-visa application form, make sure that you have chosen the Iranian embassy in Canberra as the place to receive your visa grant notice. If you make the wrong choice, your visa application process may be delayed. 
  1.        All information provided has to be complete and accurate. Any false, misleading or incomplete information may result in the refusal of a visa. 
  1.      For non-Australian passports, the applicant’s residence permit in Australia (VEVO) must be uploaded in the field of “Residence Card”. Only holders of a valid Australian long term visa (at least one year) is permitted to choose the Iranian embassy in Canberra as the place to receive the visa.  
  1.      Iranian Citizens with dual citizenships of other countries cannot apply for Iranian visa. They have to enter Iran by Iranian passport and document. 
  1.       All visa applicants, including children, need to pay the relevant visa fee according to the visa fee table. The visa fee will not be refunded.
  1.       Providing fraudulent documentation and incorrect information to receive a visa will result in the refusal of visa and there may be a ban entering Iran. If any fraudulent documents or misinformation is identified, Iranian border authorities can prevent the applicant from travelling to Iran even after visa granted.  
  1.       Applicants under 18 years of age are required to submit the following additional documents together with other the required documents: 1-  Copy of their birth certificate 2-  Copy of father's passport 3-  Father’s official consent for children travelling with their mother or other adults.  
  1.       A family visa can be issued for the children and spouse of Iranian women whose marriages have been officially registered and the names of their children recorded in their birth certificates. These applicants are to upload the copies of the mother’s birth certificate (first page, page of the spouse's marriage and the page of the names of children) in the relevant section of the e-visa application.  
  1.       US, UK and Canadian passport holders and individuals who are not Australian residents need to receive a Visa Reference Number (visa grant notice) from Iran. Visa reference number can be obtained from travel agencies in Iran or their counterpart in Australia.  
  1.       Iran visa holders need to purchase health and travel insurance cover at the airport in Iran (from the Insurance counter) for the duration of their stay mentioned in their visa. The cost of insurance cover varies depending on the applicant's age and length of stay in Iran and ranges from 5 Euros to 120 Euros.  
  1.      All visas are electronically issued and sent to the applicant's email address. Please make sure that your personal email address is provided on the online application form. Please keep a copy of your e-visa in a safe place for your reference. You need to show a hard copy of your e-visa to the I.R Iran immigration police at the border gate upon arrival and departure.  
  1.       You are advised to pay attention to your visa expiration date. The visa validity to travel to Iran is usually three months, and you are not allowed to enter Iran after the visa expiry date. Your stay period will be started from the date of each arrival. If you intend to travel to Iran within next three months you need to apply for a visa, otherwise you may risk at visa expiration before your travel. 
  1.      The Embassy reserves the right to carry out any further assessment on your application which might make processing period longer than expected. As such, please pay attention when booking your flights. Tickets proof of purchase is not a requirement and we take no responsibility for any tickets that may require cancellation or rescheduling.  
  1.      Applicants who receive visa approval (Visa Grant Notice) through a travel agency do not need to register an application online. These applications are only required to send the requested documents listed as “Group I or Group 2”to the embassy for visa issuance.  
  1.      Please be aware of the visa type that you are selecting. If you do not meet the requirements for your selected visa, your application will be rejected, and the visa fee is non-refundable.  
  1.      Australian passport holders can travel to Iran and obtain visa at the airport (visa-on-arrival fee: 145 Euros). For more information click here 
  1.       The latest status of your visa application is accessible through the following link: https://evisatraveller.mfa.ir/en/request/status/

 

To start an application please follow these steps:

1-   Visit the Islamic Republic of Iran Electronic Visa System through the following link https://evisatraveller.mfa.ir/en/request/   once you submit your application you will receive a Visa Submission Notice via email.  

2-   Please send all the required documents to the following address, based on the following groupings (Group 1 or Group 2) for processing and visa issuance.

I.R.IRAN Embassy, Visa Department, PO box 705, Mawson, ACT, 2607

Note 1: You do not need to attend the embassy in order to submit the documents. After receiving your documents via post, if the embassy decides that the applicant’s attendance is required you will be notified accordingly. 

Note 2: Please write your mobile number on the postal envelope to receive an incoming notification via text message from the Embassy.

Processing time:

Minimum processing time to finalise the visa application AFTER receiving ALL the required documents

Normal visa Application

14 business Days

Urgent visa Application

3 business Days

Please do not follow up until at least three business days after the aforementioned periods

 

Required Documents:

Group 1

            Citizens or Passport Holders of all countries (Except US, UK and Canada passport holders ; as well as Group 2) are required to submit the following documents:

  •     Visa Submission Notice,(Please make sure that the “Place of Issue” on the visa Submission notice is Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran - Canberra)
  •       Certified colour copy of the first page of the passport (do not send the original passport)
  •          Complete Form A2 (The original form needs to be sent)
  •      Visa fees can be paid by money order from the post office payable to the Embassy of I.R. Iran in Canberra based on the visa fee table (visa application fees are non-refundable and non- transferable, Personal cheque is not acceptable, Online Money Order will make the visa-processing period longer)

Note: The results of the visa processing (Electronic visa or visa refusal) will be sent to the email address provided on your online application form. You are advised to check your inbox and spam folder as well.

 

Group 2

            US, UK and Canadian passport holders are to submit the following documents:

  •      Visa Reference Number (Visa Grant Notice), (Please make sure that the “place of lodgement” on the visa grant notice is Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran - Canberra)
  •       Original passport
  •       Complete Form A2 (The original form needs to be sent)
  •       A self-addressed prepaid return post envelope.
  •       Visa fees can be paid by money order from the post office payable to the Embassy of I.R. Iran in Canberra based on the visa fee table (visa application fees are non-refundable and non- transferable, Personal cheque is not acceptable, Online Money Order will make the visa-processing period longer)

Note: For group 2 visa label will be affixed inside passports.