Iran visa for Irish passport holders

Iran visa on arrival

Ireland citizens can get visa on arrival for travelling to Iran as tourist. COVID travel advice is country is Moderate for travel. The stay is usually short with a period of 30 days and visa expires in 30 days. Applicant is required to be present when applying for visa and a total of 4 documents are required. You can also find useful tips from fellow travellers.

Visa requirements

Iran Visa requirements for Ireland

Visa on Arrival

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  • Apply for an electronic visa application by clicking on the following

  • You must submit a hardcopy of Grant Notice to the Visa-On-Arrival counter at the airport. The notice will be available when your application for Visa on Arrival is approved and you receive the grant email.

  • Citizens of foreign countries, who are entitled to obtain visas at border checkpoints, must pay visa fee through banking terminals at airport in euros.

  • Visa on arrival is issued in all Iranian airports.

Applicant required

Max Stay: 30 days

Visa Expires: 30 days

short Stay

Documents required for Iran tourist visa : 4

Visa Application Form: Complete application form for Iran


Passport: Original Passport or Travel document with at least 6 months remaining validity on the date of travel and have at least 2 visa pages clear of any markings.


Flight Bookings: Flight reservations(s) for the country of your visit and return ticket


Invitation Letter: A letter from your relative or friend or company inviting you to visit and their relationship to you. The letter could state: the purpose of your visit and length of stay, if you will be staying with them, If this person will be paying for your stay, provide proof of their funds.

An invitation letter or hotel reservation voucher. The invitation letter has to be sent from the Iranian travel agency to Iran Ministry of Foreign Affairs at least 48 hours before your arrival to Iran airport.

✨ Tips for Iran tourist visa

  • Applying through the Iranian Travel Agencies and having Iran Visa reference number before the trip still the safer way.

  • Valid Travel Insurance is often asked at the Airports, be sure you have adequate travel insurance for Iran. Here is some useful information about travel insurance for Iran

  • You no longer need to apply through the e-visa site at least 2 days in advance to present the submission notice at the visa desk in the airport. Although it does seem to help you get processed faster on arrival. No need to wait for anything from the system, just print the confirmation and fly.

  • You can exit Iran through a land border with a visa on arrival.

  • Getting 2 visa on arrivals on the same passport is not a problem should you return to Iran at a later date.

  • When arriving at the airport, you will be asked to buy a health insurance policy if you cannot produce evidence of already having one (per person 18$ / 14 Euro) at one counter and then on the second counter, the Iranian visa will be issued as soon as the fee is paid.

  • You also don’t need a ID picture anymore, but take one just in case.

  • A visa on arrival is only available at Qeshm, Kish, Mashhad, Isfahan, Shiraz, Tabriz and Tehran.

  • Extension of stay is possible.

  • Women will be refused entry if not wearing Islamic head cover, scarf, long sleeves or stockings.

  • All foreigners must report to the Iranian police within 8 days of arrival.

  • Visa on arrival excludes all reporters, journalists, photographers and cameramen, who must obtain a visa prior to entering Iran.

  • A visa on arrival for business travellers is available if holding a letter of invitation from a government agency which is issued at least 2 days prior to arrival.


Travel information of Iran

Iran is part of Asia with main city at Tehran. Its Developing country with a population of 79M. The main currency is Iranian Rial. The languages spoken are Persian (Farsi).

Last updated: November 9, 2020

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