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Document Requirements

These requirements are applicable for Non-US Citizens applying for an Iranian Family Visit visa in Washington DC

Please send TDS your current valid and signed passport. Passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond intended stay and must have at least one blank visa page. Foreign Embassies cannot issue a visa on a page not labeled as a Visa page. Amendment and Endorsement pages in the back of the passport cannot be used for issuance of a visa.
A visa cannot be stamped on a page even if only one Small Stamp is on the visa page. If your passport is not valid at least 6 months beyond your intended stay, you must renew your passport and then we will secure your visa with the new passport.

Send 1 recent professional passport-type photograph.
Photos of Females age 9 and up must be with Islamic head cover (hejab), and Islamic dress code.
Hair and Neck must be 100% covered.
Do NOT staple or glue your photo to the visa application form, please paperclip only.
Write your name lightly on the back of the photo.
Digital and non-passport photographs are not acceptable.
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A Photocopy of Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) or valid U.S. visa and I-94 is required.
Travelers who entered the USA after April 26th 2013 should print the electronic I-94 form from the
Department of Homeland Security.
Please send a copy of your round trip airline tickets, or itinerary or e-ticket, or letter of confirmation from a travel agent. The itinerary must show the applicant's name, date of arrival and departure from the country, and flight information. The Embassy does not recommend purchasing your ticket prior to a visa being issued.
Contact your Relatives or Friends in Iran and ask that they request a "Visa Approval" for you though the Foreign Ministry in Tehran. 
Once the Foreign Ministry approves your visa approval request, they will send you a copy of the Visa Authorization Approval Number.
The Visa Authorization Number must be submitted at time of processing.

Please Send One Completed and Signed Application Form.


Processing time for the visa is 5 - 7 business days.

Expedited visa issue in 1-2 Business Days is available for additional $ 58.00 fee.

All Non- US passport holders need to have US residency.  If do not have US Status then we can’t apply for the visas in the US.

NOTE: Passport must not reflect any past or intended travel to Israel.

TDS is unable to assist with Minors 18 years or less and Iran born USA citizens.
(please contact the Iranian interest section in Washington DC directly).

Visa Requirements, processing times, validity of the visa, and Embassy visa fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Shipping Instructions

Please forward a printed copy of your order confirmation for an Iranian Family Visit visa for Non-US Citizens and all required documents to:

Travel Document Systems, Inc.
1010 Wisconsin Ave NW
STE #845
Washington, DC 20007

Local Phone Number: 202-638-3800

Urgent applications for an Iranian Family Visit visa should be shipped to TDS using only the FedEx Company.

Please use FedEx Priority Overnight. Do NOT ship "First Overnight." This will delay the delivery of your package.

Once your order is complete, your Passport with the visa sticker/stamp will be returned to you via FedEx Overnight.

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Continental USA Only Price
Next Business Day - up to 3 passports $36.00
Next Business Day - 4 or more passports $39.00
Saturday Delivery $41.00
Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, USVI Price
Next Day Letter (No Saturday Delivery) $39.00
International Price
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