Travel to Iran as the U.S, U.K, or Canadian Citizen

Travel to Iran as the U.S, U.K, or Canadian citizen is legal. The first advice for citizens of the three countries is to apply for their Iran visa 2-3 months before their trip.

Before applying for a visa , American, British, and Canadian travelers must obtain a travel authorization number from the Iranian Ministry of Foreign affair (MFA). In order to obtain the number form MFA the traveler must have an itinerary that will be given to him/her by an Iranian travel agency. The travel agency that is organizing your trip can help you with the authorization number process. Once you have the number you can apply for your visa and you can choose which consulate or embassy you wish to pick up your visa from.

There are three choices for travelers. First is to book a trip with a tour guide that gives you the opportunity to have a totally tailor-made tour itinerary. It is just like solo traveling.

Second option to pay less for the travel is to book a small group tour. It is cheaper than traveling with a tour guide and you will have fellow travelers on your trip.

And the third is to book a tour with a bigger group that will be even cheaper and more people will accompany you during your Iran travel.

All the travelers including those travel to Iran as the U.S, U.K, or Canadian citizen can enter all the seven Iran’s Free Trade, Industrial & Special Economic Zones (Kish and Qeshm Island, Chabahar, Aras, Anzali, Arvand, and Maku) without a visa.

Whether you are traveling with a private tour or a group tour you will be warmly welcomed by the Iranian officers at the gate. The only occasion in which your admission to Iran will be denied is if you have Israel visa or stamp in your passport.

Another rule that Iran travelers must be informed of is the Iran dress code. Headscarves and loose clothing are mandatory for Iranian and tourist ladies. Gentlemen are required to wear long pants.

Once the mentioned citizens are inside the country, everything is as normal as it is for other tourists. Despite what the western media is trying to show, Iran is a safe country for tourists. In fact, all Iran travelers enjoy the hospitality and warm welcomes from Iranians during their trip.

Travel to Iran as a U.S, U.K, or Canadian Citizen

4 replies
  1. Parkoour
    Parkoour says:

    Is it still possible for an American to travel to Iran without any problems, even under the leadership of President Donald Trump, and with the U.S. Travel ban? Even though I have no Iranian heritage, will I face problems with entry and departure from Iran? Because of my citizenship, will I need a visa for Kish Island, even now in 2017? Please let me know, thanks.

    • Iran Travel
      Iran Travel says:

      Dear Parkoour
      You can apply for Iran visa without any problem, the same as before. There is no need for visa for Kish Island as it is a free zone.
      Please feel free to ask any questions.
      Best regards,
      Iran Doostan Team

  2. Luana
    Luana says:

    This is an interesting subject. I am a nomad for 3 years and I have lived incredible experiences for the places I have already spent. The cool thing about traveling around the world is that we experience many different cultures, as well as being able to try different cuisines and visit beautiful places such as beaches and tourist sites. And Los Angeles is among my favorite cities for travel and tourism.

  3. Arefeh
    Arefeh says:

    kish island for us citizen
    can American travel to Kish Island without visa? if so what documents they need?there is no flight straight to Kish Island. do US citizen need connection Visa


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