Answers to some common questions

Iran Visa

Visas can be obtained through Iranian embassies, consulates or an Iranian travel agency. Some nationalities are eligible for visa-on-arrival or Visa free traveling. See More on Iran Visa Page

Yes, tourist visas can be extended within Iran through the local police department.

Required documents typically include a valid passport, completed visa application form, passport-sized photos, travel itinerary, and hotel reservation.

Planning Trip

Generally safe, but experiences may vary. It’s advisable to hear from foreign travelers about their experiences.

No, it’s recommended to bring cash in US dollars or Euros. Exchange rates can be checked at www.bonbast.com.

Iran has Rials (official) and Tomans (unofficial). Locals use Tomans for calculations (1 Toman = 10 Rials).

Yes, it’s recommended to have an updated VPN as many social media platforms are blocked.

Travel insurance is advisable and can be purchased by and agency in Iran.

Things to Do

Generally, shaking hand. but men and women avoid handshakes.

Iranians take off their shoes when entering houses and mosques due to clean rugs and carpets.

Alcohol is illegal, not served at hotels, restaurants, or cafes. Caution is advised regarding the black market.

Black tea is common, and coffee is growing in popularity. Espresso can be found in coffee shops or groceries.

Vegetarian options are limited, but some traditional dishes like Āsh Reshteh, Falāfel sandwich, kuku sabzy, and kuku sibzamyny are vegetarian.

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