The validity of Iran visa on arrival is 30 days, but it can be extended up to 90 days. Every tourist can extend his visa either regardless of nationality or the way of visa issuance.

Visa Extension

Iran is a land of wonders and during your stay, you will encounter lots of beautiful attractions and decide to extend your staying period to have time to enjoy all these marvels. The validity of Iran visa on arrival is 30 days, but it can be extended up to 90 days. Every tourist can extend his visa either regardless of nationality or the way of visa issuance.

Every tourist can extend his visa irrespective of his nationality or how they applied and where they have collected their visas.

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How much time does the visa extension take?

Based on which city you choose to extend your visa, the whole process may take just a few hours or a day from the moment you turn up at the visa renewal office. To reduce the risk of obtaining the extension at the proper time (before your visa expires) apply a few days before your visa expiry date. Go to the office as early in the morning as you can avoid the potential crowd.

Visa extension requirement

There usually is little difficulty in extending a visa while you are in Iran! In all major cities, you can extend your visa. The process doesn’t have a complicated administrative procedure. You have to go to the Police Department of Aliens Affairs (Edareh Gozarnameh: اداره گذرنامه).

  • Passport
  • Your current visa
  • Two copies of the first page of your passport (ID page)
  • Entry stamp
  • Any other extensions you’ve had before
  • Completed visa form
  • Your reason/s for staying
  • Visa Extension fee: approximately 10 Euros in cash for 30 days

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In some cases, you have to go to the nearest Meli Bank to pay the extension fee. Ask the officers or locals, where the nearest Meli Bank is. When you paid an extension fee, the bank employee will give you a receipt. Please keep it to yourself and return to the office with all the documents. If you were lucky your extended visa would be approved in 15 minutes or a few days after your request.

Where one can extend his/her visa

As mentioned before, everyone can extend his visa almost in all cities (Tehran, Isfahan, Mashhad, Tabriz, Yazd, Shiraz, Rasht, Bandar Abbas and other cities). Based on travelers’ stories, Shiraz bureau could be the best choice, and the Process is much easier than other cities in Iran.

Note: Generally, your visa will be extended based on the number of days you apply in your FIRST visa request.

Here are the addresses for some offices in the main cities of Iran:

  • Address: The Immigration and Passport Police, next to the Arghavan Alley, Roudaki St., Vahid St., Isfahan
  • اصفهان، خیابان وحید، خیابان رودکی، جنب کوچه ارغوان، اداره گذرنامه و اتباع خارجی

  • Address: The Immigration and Passport Police, Kooh-e Noor St., Motahhari St., Tehran
  • تهران، خیابان مطهری، نبش خیابان کوه نور، اداره گذرنامه و اتباع خارجی

  • Address: The Immigration and Passport Police, 57th Alley, Modarres Boulevard, Vali Asr St., Shiraz
  • شیراز، میدان ولی عصر، خط کند روی بولوار مدرس، نبش کوچه ۵۷، اداره گذرنامه

  • Address: The Immigration and Passport Police, Rahnamaei St., next to the Azad University, Mashhad
  • مشهد، جنب دانشگاه آزاد، خیابان راهنمائی، اداره گذرنامه و اتباع خارجی

  • Address: The Immigration and Passport Police, Saeb St., Tabriz
  • تبریز، خیابان صائب، اداره گذرنامه و اتباع خارجی

  • Address: The Immigration and Passport Police, Shahrdari Sq., Rasht
  • رشت، میدان شهرداری، ، اداره گذرنامه و اتباع خارجی

  • Address: The Immigration and Passport Police, Abouzar Sq., Yazd
  • یزد، میدان ابوذر، اداره گذرنامه و اتباع خارجی

 

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