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Transit Visa
Transit Visa Information

Transit visa applies to foreign nationals who wish to travel through the geographical territory of Iran only for travelling to a third country.


  • Due to the new regulations, starting on September 23rd 2011, all visa applicants, along with other required documents, must enclose the proof of an adequate medical travel insurance coverage from Iranian or Foreign Insurance Agents to allow smooth processing of their application.

  • Please ensure that your airline ticket does not get confirmed, unless your visa has been issued.

  • Once your Visa is issued it will be active and valid just for three months. Then, it is recommended that visa application is submitted to the Embassy maximum three month in advance.

To lodge an application for a transit visa for the Islamic Republic of Iran, the following requirements and conditions must be observed:

  • Fill in two (2) visa application forms.
  • Attach two (2) recent passport photographs.
  • For Visa Fees, Please click here.

    NOTE: please pay just by Money Order

  • Valid visa of the country of destination (third country)
  • Confirmed ticket for the country of destination
  • Valid residence permit of Australia (return visa) (mandatory for non-Australian nationals only)
  • The applicant’s passport, which must be valid for at least 6 months, with a minimum of two blank pages
  • There is no refund if the visa is rejected
  • Registered or express envelopes with complete name and address or a pre-paid addressed courier bag for the return of your passport.
  • Enclose all the above mentioned documents including valid passport in a courier bag and send it to:

    Visa Department
    Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran
    P.O. Box 705 , Mawson, ACT, 2607

  • Allow ten days for the processing of your application.
  • Persons wishing to visit the Embassy to discuss their applications should make an appointment with the Consul by fax.
    FAX No. : 02 - 6290 2825


The Consular section may call the applicant for interview, if it is necessary.

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