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
Hello Faran 😊
I dont think the Israeli name will hinder you, because from what I have heard Iranians rarely recognise Israeli names.
Having Israel as a birthplace in your passport will be noticed though by the immigration. When I was there they went through each page of each passport slowly. I dont know if it is a throwing out 'offence' though. Maybe, once you get the visa then it will be OK. The Iranian consulate will likely look through your passport too though, before giving you the visa, and they are temperamental about everybody.
Do people really have to put their real place of birth on their passports? For safety reasons, surely the passport people could allow this space to be left blank as an option?
I'd be surprised if it were possible to leave the birthplace blank... but who knows? 😉
so you're saying i just need to hope they will give me the visa and then it should be alright..?!
Does anyone else have more information?
if you get the visa,you can come iran and you can be sure have good time. Jewish can live in iran easily & they dont have any problem.If Iran wanted to come, I be happy that I can help you .
Once I had a French tourist that she had visited Israel before Iran, and she has Israel stamp in her passport, but MFA gave her visa and accept her entrance to Iran! Although it was unbelievable for us, we became really happy and she has one of her memorable travels to Iran (as she claimed).
So be optimist, and apply to get visa through a well-known agency inside Iran. It’s possible to get it.
[Edited: 2011 Oct 13 07:09 - Jabe:6222 - No advertising on forums, please]
I wouldn't take the chance - you might stay there for ever 😉