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Visa for Iran

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am i eligible for a visa?
5 years ago, March 18th 2009 No: 1 Msg: #66432  
N Posts: 2
Hi my name is siavash and i was wondering if i was eligible for a visa to fly to iran to see my family. I have never been there before, both of my parents are full iranian but i was born in Fayetteville Arkansas. A person told me i wasnt able to fly there but i was wondering if i could get some information on if i am eligible and how to get a visa


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5 years ago, March 19th 2009 No: 2 Msg: #66495  
Hello Sia

It is difficult for American citizens to get a visa but I dont think it is impossible. They are not allowed to travel indpendently, so you would need to hire a guide or go on a tour.

You can probably get an Iranian passport, but I think it would be safer if you enter Iran with a US passport. If you do that, you can get help from whichever consulate looks after US interests in Iran if you run into any trouble.

To help with getting your visa and/or booking a tour or guide you could try www.Iranianvisa.com Last I heard they still have a good reputation.

Mel
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5 years ago, April 15th 2009 No: 3 Msg: #69560  
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PLEASE READ ALL OF THE 'ENTRY/EXIT REQUIREMENTS FROM THIS DPT. OF STATE LINK!!

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1142.html

Unlike what Mell suggested, you MUST enter with an Iranian passport—just read this excerpt from the above link:

"U.S. passports are valid for travel to Iran. However, the Iranian government does not recognize dual nationality and will treat U.S.-Iranian dual nationals solely as Iranian citizens. Thus, U.S. citizens who were born in Iran, who became naturalized citizens of Iran (e.g. through marriage to an Iranian citizen), and children of such persons—even those without Iranian passports who do not consider themselves Iranian—are considered Iranian nationals by Iranian authorities. Therefore, despite the fact that these individuals hold U.S. citizenship, under Iranian law, they must enter and exit Iran on an Iranian passport, unless the Iranian government has recognized a formal renunciation or loss of Iranian citizenship. Dual nationals may be subject to harsher legal treatment than a visitor with only American citizenship. (See section on Special Circumstances below.)" Reply to this

5 years ago, April 15th 2009 No: 4 Msg: #69593  

Unlike what Mell suggested, you MUST enter with an Iranian passport—just read this excerpt from the above link:



Yeah, looks like Andrew is right. Be careful.
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5 years ago, April 16th 2009 No: 5 Msg: #69890  
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would i have to do military service? i have never even been there before, i have lived in the US my entire life, and been to school here. how could i get out of something like that? Reply to this

5 years ago, April 16th 2009 No: 6 Msg: #69893  
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You should ask the Iranian Interests Section of the Pakistan Embassy in Washington. Here is their website:

http://www.daftar.org/eng/default.asp Reply to this

3 years ago, June 7th 2010 No: 7 Msg: #112672  
N Posts: 3
Hey,

I have a luxembourgish (Luxembourg, Europe) passport but was born in Israel (Jerusalem) and have an Israeli name (Faran Livneh). Is it possible for me to get a visa for Iran as I would love to travel there...? I have read that they don't let israeli citizens in but nothing about Israeli names or birthplaces....

Thanks for your help

Faran Reply to this

26 months ago, February 19th 2012 No: 8 Msg: #152061  
Dear Sia,
American citizens have the opportunity to come to Iran, if they buy tours from agencies. After the agency requested for the invitation letter of Iran visa for you, the MFA will check your profile and they let you come to Iran in the case your profile will be a safe one ;) Reply to this

26 months ago, February 19th 2012 No: 9 Msg: #152062  
another point:
if you can get an Iranian ID card, then, you can easily come to this wonderful land :)
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