Question: We finally got our Visa's for Iran.We got a big no, don't even bother, last time we applied during the election, so for us this is great news, we finally get to visit Persia.
We used this agency (www.uppersia.com) and they were great. Good communication. Took around 2 weeks to get the MFA number and then it was plain sailing. One week turnaround for the visa from Ottawa. I can highly recommend uppersia.com.
Answer: Iran tourist visa issuance is easily done in the below three ways:
1. Fill in the visa form on http://www.uppersia.com/Iran-Visa-Box/iran-visa-authorization-reference-number-invitation-application-form.html, 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 $50 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.