Iran Visa Extension Process: A Comprehensive Guide

Getting an Iran visa is easy now. You can complete the online application form, pay the fees, and get your visa within 5-7 business days. One of the biggest questions travelers have is about the duration of their Iran visa. Many wonder if staying longer than their initial visa allows is possible. The good news is, yes, you can extend your visa twice, but the total duration cannot exceed 90 days.

This means a 30-day visa with 2 extensions gives you 90 days in Iran. This flexibility makes it easier for you to explore Iran without rushing. In this blog post, you’ll learn all about the process of extending your Iran visa, from where to apply for an extension to what documents you need. We’ll also cover some tips and tricks to make the process smoother and help you avoid common pitfalls. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about making the most of your time in Iran.

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Where to Extend Your Iran Visa

You can extend your visa in several cities across Iran, including Tehran, Mashhad, Isfahan, Shiraz, Tabriz, Rasht, Bandar Abbas, and Yazd. The Immigration & Passport Police Office in these cities will handle your extension. It’s often best to choose less populated cities like Yazd and Bandar Abbas for a smoother experience.

Make sure to start the extension process 1 or 2 days before your visa expires. Also, check the calendar for any holidays that might affect office hours. This will help you avoid any potential problems.

If you have a different type of visa, such as a business or medical visa, the number of days allowed will be as stated on your visa. Extending these visas can be challenging unless you can provide proof of the need to stay longer. The immigration office will decide whether to approve your extension.

For more information about the various types of visas and their durations, you can read more on our Iran visa page, or reach out to our 24/7 operations team for assistance.

How to Extend Your Iran Visa

Extending your Iran visa is a straightforward process that can be completed in a single morning at the Immigration & Passport Police Office. To make your visit smoother, aim to arrive as soon as the office opens. Office hours are 7:30 AM to 1:45 PM from Saturday to Wednesday and 7:30 AM to 11:45 AM on Thursday. Addresses for offices in different cities are listed below:


Address: Rudaki Bypass, Isfahan, Isfahan Province

Phone: +9831 3218 4547


Address: Kooh e Noor St, Shahid Motahari St, Tehran, Tehran Province

Phone: +9821 7394 8912


Address: Modarres Boulevard, Shiraz, Fars Province

Phone: +9871 3725 0028


Address: Pirouzi Boulevard, Mashhad, Razavi Khorasan Province

Phone: +9851 3822 5280


Address: Ferdowsi Street, Yazd Province

Phone: +98903 238 48 50


Address: Golha Boulevard, Qom Province

Phone: +9825 3772 3838

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When you arrive, you will go through a security check where you must deposit your phone and any other electronics. They will also ensure that you are dressed appropriately.

First, head to the Visa Extension counter. Show your passport and request an extension for up to 30 days. You will receive a slip of paper to fill out with some basic details. Then, you will be asked a few questions.

These questions might include:

– Why do you want to extend your visa?

– How many more days do you want to stay in Iran?

– Where are you staying in Isfahan?

– Are you here for tourism or work?

– What is your job?

Make sure to mention a hotel as your place of stay. Once you answer these questions and get approval, you are almost done. Complete the necessary paperwork and pay the visa extension fee, which is between 5-10 EUR. Payment is usually made via a debit card. If you don’t have one, the staff might help you borrow someone’s card, or you may need to visit a nearby bank to make the payment.

For added convenience, consider using Visit Our Iran’s Tourist Debit Card, which is valid for one year. You will also receive a file listing all the required documents for the visa extension and two copies of the visa extension form.

If you’re wondering how to pay for the visa extension, Visit Our Iran offers a Tourist Debit Card so you can pay like a local. For more information, check out our debit card page or contact us via the chat icon at the bottom right of the page.

Requirements for Extending Your Iran Visa

To extend your Iran visa, you must present several documents at the office. Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Your passport
  2. Two photocopies of your passport
  3. Two passport-size photos (women need to wear a headscarf)
  4. Your current visa document
  5. Two copies of the completed visa extension form
  6. Payment via an Iran debit card if possible, or you can pay the visa extension fee at a bank
  7. Two photocopies of the payment receipt

Having these documents ready will help ensure a smooth and quick visa extension process. If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to contact our 24/7 operations team.

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Tips for Extending Your Iran Visa

Extending your Iran visa can be straightforward if you follow these tips:

Begin your visa extension process just a few days before your current visa expires. You can extend your visa twice, allowing you a maximum of 90 days in Iran, subject to approval.

Dress modestly when visiting the visa office. Bring passport-sized photos with you; ladies must wear a headscarf in these photos. If you don’t have photos, there are usually photography shops nearby. Ask locals for directions to the nearest shop.

Book a hotel for the next few days, and be ready to show the confirmation if asked. Mentioning the names of hotels in other cities you’ve visited can also help convince officials. When asked why you want to stay longer, share the names of other cities you wish to visit and express your love for the country.

Be prepared for a busy visa office with many people. Remember to smile. Being friendly to the person assisting you might result in extra help or faster service.

Final Word

Remember to plan your visa extension carefully, follow the necessary procedures, and maintain a respectful and modest demeanor during your visit to the visa office. By adhering to these guidelines and utilizing helpful resources like Visit Our Iran’s Tourist Debit Card, you can make the most of your time in Iran and create unforgettable memories.

Farzaneh Eskandarian
Farzaneh Eeskandarian is a content writer, translator, and researcher passionate about writing informative and engaging articles to enhance the travel experience for tourists.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you encounter any difficulties or have questions during the visa extension process, feel free to contact our 24/7 operations team for assistance. We’re here to help make your experience in Iran as smooth as possible.
Yes, payment for the visa extension fee is usually made via a debit card. If you don’t have one, alternative arrangements can be made, including borrowing someone else’s card or visiting a nearby bank.
To extend your Iran visa, you’ll need your passport, two passport-sized photos (with women wearing a headscarf), your current visa document, two copies of the completed visa extension form, and payment for the extension fee.
No, you can only extend your Iran visa twice, allowing for a maximum stay of 90 days in the country.
To extend your Iran visa, begin by searching for the nearest “Police Department of Alien Affairs” using Google. Plan to visit the department early in the morning, ideally at least four days before your visa is set to expire. This early visit ensures ample time for processing and avoids any last-minute complications.
Typically, you can expect to receive your Iran visa within 5-7 business days after filling out the online application form and paying the necessary fees.
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