Iran Visa Extension

Does it seem short to stay in Iran just for 30 days?

If you think so, you should be aware of how to extend your Iran visa in order to stay more. In this article, you’ll find out how to extend your Iran visa easier.

Before all, pay attention that through the extension process, your nationality, age, and your whole personal identities don't really matter. Every tourist can go through the extension process with no specific limitation.

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Iran visa extension process


Iran visa extension process

Iran visa extension process can be done only once for the whole ones who have got the visa upon arrival (at the airport) and also the visa can be extended for two times for the whole ones who have got their visa through the embassies (In advance visa). By each extension, you can make your legal stay duration doubled.

for example, by extending a 30-day visa, you will be able to stay for 30 days more (It means that the original visa duration will be doubled by each extension). The whole previous experiences have shown that the extension process is more fluent and easier for the one who has applied for the visa before arriving in Iran.


How long does the Iran visa extension process take?

There is no fixed rule about how long does the visa extension process take. It can be done on the same day of this processor can take a couple of days. Just be careful to start the extension process at last 3 or 4 days before the end of your current visa.

Pay attention that in some cases the extension refusal is probable, so there is no guarantee to assure you about this process.

Related: Embassies in Iran


In order to go through the extension process, you should provide the officer with the below documents:

    - Two identity photos (women must wear a scarf)

    - A copy of your passport identity page, a photocopy of your original Iranian visa and a photocopy of the Iranian stamp if it's not on the same page as your visa.

    - An amount of money about 35000 Rials (about 10 dollars) which should be paid to the Melli Bank


In major Iran cities like Tehran, Shiraz, Isfahan, Yazd, Mashhad, Tabriz and many other cities you can refer to the “Police Office of Foreign Affairs” to extend you the visa.

If there’s still any remained question on the extension process of Iran visa, zandiyeh gasht consultants are willing to answer you every single hint needed to know.

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