Question: I am a Spaniard and I’m planning to spend three weeks in Iran next August. I wonder if it’s worth taking the chance to get a visa on arrival and then extend same while in Iran, taking the risk of being denied that visa at Teheran’s Airport. The other option is getting a proper visa in advance through www.uppersia.com. Is it possible to get an Iranian Gov’t authorization number without a hotel reservation or an invitation letter?
Answer: For on arrival visa you should fly to Iran and get it 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 collect your 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. Or you can fill in the visa form on , 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.