Here You can find answers to many questions that may cross your mind, before traveling to Iran:
Women: All females over the age of nine must wear a hijab, the Islamic dress. There is no uniformity, however, regarding its type and the amount of coverage it provides. The black chador (the loose head-to-toe covering) isn’t compulsory. the most common wear is manto , a full-length, usually long-sleeved overcoat, an overwhelming array of which is readily available in the shops. If you don’t want to buy any, bring a knee-length, loose tunic that can be worn with a long skirt or trousers (jeans are acceptable). Hair must be covered with a scarf. The colors of the clothes do not really matter. If you travel in summer, light fabrics and sandals are strongly recommended.
Men: There are few restrictions about men’s dress. Only shorts, even knee-length, are unacceptable. Shirts with short sleeves are fine.
The short answer is yes. Visa procedures have been considerably simplified during recent years. All nationalities except Israelis are allowed to apply. US residents have to refer to the Iranian Interests Section of the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC, or to the Iranian Mission at the UN, New York. Most tourists go to Iran to see the history and archaeology of ancient Persia, Persian gardens, or the grand monuments of Esfahan. All American tourists who want visit Iran will need to join a tour to Iran. The visa process can take up to 30 days, so tourists should finish planning their travel at least 60 days ahead of time.
As you may know, Americans, British and Canadian nationals require to book a tour from arrival to departure; essentially this means you need a certificated guide while you are in Iran. Citizens of these countries need to have a confirmed itinerary, which should be requested from a valid tour company. For this, they should send a passport copy, passport photos, and a profession & educational CV to the Iranian tour operator.Typically, getting the Visa authorization code for these applicants take around 30 working days.
Iranian currency is called Rial - IRR; But when talking money in Iran you may hear the term “Toman”. The toman is an old term but is no longer an official currency. Although the "Toman" is no longer an official unit of Iranian currency, Iranians commonly express amounts of money and prices of goods in "Tomans." For this purpose, one "Toman" equals 10 rials. Despite this usage, amounts of money and prices of goods are virtually always written in rials. For example, the price sign in a store would state the price in rials, e.g., "20000 Rials," even though the salesman, if asked, would say the cost "2000 tomans" or simply 2000.
Please note: international credit – Debit cards do not function in Iran due to sanctions. Only some souvenir shops in Shiraz and Isfahan which have connections to Emirate banks accept them. So it's highly recommended to take cash money with you.
To be honest, despite all the negative press, travel to Iran has become very easy over the past few years, and the Iranian government has made some changes to the regulations in the tourism industry in the hope of attracting more visitors.
For most nationals It takes Max. 10 days for a tourist visa and 2 weeks for a business visa.
No - Israeli nationals cannot get an Iranian visa at all.
The entry validity is calculated from the time of visa issuance and the validity of the stay is calculated from the time of entry, which can be extended but the validity of the entry cannot be extended.
Yes, All eligible nationals for Iran airport can apply for regular visa at Iranian consulates.
Yes, Iranian visas can be extended, depending on the nationality of the guests.
Yes we guarantee 100% refund of visa service if visa is refused.
Yes - Iran is definitely one of the safest countries in the world, you can safely travel in Iran.
Those who intend to obtain an Iranian visa need to have a sponsor (inviter) in Iran, Iransafar Tours can be your inviter/sponsor and will guarantee your visa work in the shortest possible time.
If your visa application process is done through Iransafar Tours, there is no need to book a hotel, but you need to provide some information on where you stay in Iran to be written on your application form. (Note: US, British and Canadian nationals need to book all hotels in advance)
No - Citizens of all countries (Except Israel) do not need a visa to enter the Free Zones of Iran.
The closest embassy is the Embassy of Pakistan in Washington DC (Office for the Protection of Iranian Interests) in Washington DC. The visa service can be done via express courier service.