Everything about Iran visa for US, UK or Canada citizens
In recent years, iran tourism has made remarkable progress with the expansion of Iran's relations with other countries and the further recognition of the country's history and iranian culture and the number of foreign tourists who eagerly entered the country to visit different cities of Iran increased, which only They had heard legendary stories from Iran.
This trend continued well until Tramp, by imposing new sanctions against Iran, limited the ways of connecting countries with Iran and limited the status of travel to Iran. Even with these sanctions, many tourists still travel to Iran from many different countries, but in the early stages of entry into Iran, especially the issuance of visas may be difficult for them. These hardships are most of all for the citizens of the United States, Britain, and Canada.
Can the US, UK and Canada citizens travel to Iran?
All US, UK, and Canada citizens are welcomed to Iran and they can travel to Iran legally. But the most important question is "how"?
We should clear that All US, UK, and Canada citizens can travel to Iran but they CAN NOT travel to Iran independently. But what that means? Citizens of these three countries can receive Iranian tourist visas if they wish to enter Iran in the form of a tour. Meanwhile, these citizens, for traveling to Iran, must travel alongside one of the leaders approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Cultural Heritage and Police Department for foreign nationals.
The nationals of these three countries must have a full and specific travel plan so that all their travel details, such as the exact time of arrival and departure, the place of residence and attractions to be visited, and in some cases the routes to be visited are to be mentioned.
Applying for visa for US, UK and Canada citizens
We recommend to the citizens of these countries to apply for their visa 2 or 3 months before their trip to Iran. But before applying for your Iran visa, you must obtain a number that is actually a travel authorization number from the Iranian ministry of foreign affair (MFA). For obtaining this travel number, the citizens of the US, UK or Canada must have a full trip itinerary, that is given to them by an Iranian travel agency.
This Iranian travel agency that is going to organize your whole iran tour plan, should help you in the process of getting your authorization number. After that, you can apply for the visa that is also better to hand it to your travel agency to help you with it.
We should mention that citizens of these three countries can’t get a visa on arrival in IKA. You can also read about the new passpoert stamping rule in this article: Iran stops stamping passports
Can my admission be denied as a citizen of the US, UK or Canada?
Your admission to enter to Iran can be denied only if you are from Israel or have Israel visa stamp on your passport.
Where to apply for Iran visa?
If you get your authorization number and want to apply for your Iran visa, you need to go to Iran embassy in your country. British citizens can apply for their Iran visa in the Iran embassy that is located in London. But the US and UK citizens should approach to the Pakistan embassy that is located in Washington DC because Iran has no embassy there. they can also send their documents and passport via a secured mail delivery system for embassies.
You can read about the documents you need to get Iran visa in this blog: Get a visa for Iran