Iran Visa Extension
If you are already in Iran and wish to stay more, but your visa is going to be expired soon, you have the chance to extend your visa no matter you already have a tourist visa or work permission visa. You can easily extend a 30-day tourist visa to 60 days, but it's harder to extend again up to 90 days. However, Extending a VOA is a little difficult and you may only get a 15-day extension. Visa extensions are available at the Police Offices of Foreign Aliens in major Iranian cities like: Tehran, Shiraz, Isfahan, Mashhad, and Tabriz. You can extend your Iran visa in other cities too, but Plan your itinerary so that you can extend your visa in cities which are more familiar for tourists.
Work permit visa will be extended by Police Aliens Affairs Department with coordination of the Department of Aliens’ Employment at the ministry of labor and Social Affairs and on the basis of a request by the Iranian sponsor of the applicant.
Saturday to Wednesday, 7:30 AM – 13:30 PM
Thursday, 7:30 – 11:30 AM
Always try to begin your visa extension process 1-3 days before your visa will be expired. And do not forget to check the Iranian calendar for National Holidays if you are thinking of Iran visa extension.
Documents for Iran visa extension:
Once you want to extend your visa, you will be asked for the reason of your visa extension. If you have a tourist visa, it is easy to explain that there are still much left to visit in Iran for you. If you have work permit visa, you should give more detailed explanations about the reason. All you have to do is to fill some forms and give photocopies of your passport and your visa.
Documents required to get Iran visa extension:
- Two passport photos
- Required filled forms
- Copies of your passport and Iran visa
- An entry stamp
- Pay for the visa extension in cash (350,000 IRR plus about 50,000 IRR to buy a folder and for photocopies) – Payable in “Melli Bank” and the receipt shall be handed to the office.
Note: Women shall have a scarf in their photo.
How long does it take?
Visa extension is usually a time consuming process especially on a busy working day. It usually takes between 1-4 hours. Otherwise, they keep your passport and you'll come back the next day and your extension is ready!
If you have any question regarding visa extension, call Fotros Team!
Iran Migration Police Department's address:
Parastoo Alley, Valiasr Street (After Zartosht Street), After Valiasr Square, Tehran. You can ensure the address on the map below: