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Question: I was hoping someone could tell me what years Karim Khan lived in Dolat Abad in Yazd. I did a search on the internet, but haven't been able to find out.
Question: I've heard somewhere that now is operating a shuttle bus from IKA airport to Teheran center, can you confirms this news?
Answer: Yes every hour a bus departs IKA airport to Mehrabad airport, it stops at Haram Metro station and Azadi square from where you can take metro and bus to the other parts of the city. If your plane lands after midnight you would really have no choice but to take a taxi. The approximate taxi fee from IKA to central Tehran with Yellow cabs does not exceed USD 15.
Question: Is it ok to bring a video camera to Iran? It is small-tourist camera I use when I travel to later post videos on my blog. I think it is ok, but a lot of my friends say that it is dangerous and i could get into trouble.
Answer: Cameras are no problem as long as you take care of what you are aiming at. You should take care not to take photos or film of the sensitive areas in Iran such as the military bases, governmental offices, airfields, airports and other sensitive areas where photography is forbidden. Most of the holy shrines in Iran do not allow photography. So it is better to look for sign or ask the staff before taking photos. Ask for permission before taking photos of other people, just be respectful and discreet.
Question: Planning a trip to Iran for about two weeks. Should i apply for the Visa at the Embassy in Oslo first,and judding from the outcome decide wheter or not to get the airtickets. or should i just get the airtickets, and then apply for Visa at the Embassy in Oslo. and is it true that granted Visa is only valid for three 3months from giving date.
Answer: It is better to apply for your visa by filling in the visa form on Iran visa application, it takes about 3-7 working days to get your reference number and two working days to collect your visa at the embassy by direct referral or one working week by posting the docs to the embassy. You can pay the visa fee in cash in Iran. After collecting your visa, apply for booking your flight ticket.
Travelers to Iran can apply for visa in three ways:
1. Fill in the visa form on Iran visa application, it takes about 3-7 working days to get your reference number and two working days to collect your visa at the embassy by direct referral or one working week by posting the docs to the embassy. You can pay the visa fee in cash in Iran.
2. Fly to Iran and get a 30-day on arrival visa at the airport. This kind of visa is issued for 98 nationalities excluding USA, England, Canada, Colombia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Jordan, Bangladesh, and Somalia. If your nationality is among the countries authorized to get it, you can easily collect you visa against offering your passport, a passport-size photo and about 10-150€(depends on the nationality) to the staff at the airport. There is no need to fill in any form beforehand.
3. Refer to the Iranian embassy in your country and ask for a visa to be issued for you. Usually this way takes longer time about 30 days.