Visa reference number (Visa Code/Authorization number)
Visa reference number:
In order to apply and get a visa you must submit your passport details to an authorized Iranian travel or tour company. Once the agency receives your information, they apply online to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) to get your visa approval number. Your visa will then be processed and if approved an authorization number will be faxed to the Iranian embassy you nominated to have it picked up at. Your travel agent will then email you the Visa Reference Number “authorization number” you can then pick up your visa. The number they give you is just an “authorization code”. The authorization number means that your visa has been approved by the MFA but it is not the visa itself. Normal processing time by the MFA is 10-14 working days and longer for passports from ABC (American, British, and Canadian) nationals.
Visa stamp and visa insurance:
The visa stamp and visa insurance is generated by the Iranian embassy in your country. Charges will apply. Kindly have a look at the Iranian embassy website closest to you for the exact amount.
Please note: the visa authorization number is valid only in the consulate you have asked for your visa to be issued in.
Please Note: It is vital that you provide the exact information from your passport and leave nothing blank.