Iran Family Visit Visa Requirements

These requirements are applicable for US Citizens applying at the Washington DC Office

Please send TDS your current valid and signed passport. U.S 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 you do not have any blank visa pages in your passport, TDS can assist you in applying for additional pages. 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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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.

 

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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).


TravelDocs Service Fees

Fees charged by Travel Document Systems for our part in assisting you in obtaining your visa.

TypePriceProcessing Time
Regular$89.0010-12 Business Days
Rush$120.003-4 Business Days

Once your visa order is complete, your documents will be returned to you via FedEx. The below table outlines the possible costs associated with this service.

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Continental USA Only Price
Next Business Day - up to 3 passports $32.00
Next Business Day - 4 or more passports $33.00
Saturday Delivery $41.00
Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, USVI Price
Next Day Letter (No Saturday Delivery) $39.00
International Price
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Consular Fees

These are the fees charged by the foreign government for issuing a visa. Fees are per person per visa.

Type Entry Price Period of stay Processing Time
Regular Single $95.00 Per Authorization 10-12 Business Days
Regular Double $140.00 Per Authorization 10-12 Business Days
         
Rush Single $153.00 Per Authorization 3-4 Business Days
Rush Double $198.00 Per Authorization 3-4 Business Days
Note: All consular fees above include a $5 check writing fee.

Note: Consular fees are non-refundable

TDS Order Form

You must complete the TDS Online Order Form.

The order form gives TDS your name, address, shipping information and payment method. Multiple applicants can be entered using one order form. You only need to complete one TDS order form per request. Please print two copies of the confirmation page. Include one copy with the documents you ship to TDS and keep one copy for your records.

While completing the online order form in this step, you will be asked how you want to pay TDS fees. You may pay our fees online with a credit card or enclose a personal or business check or money order.

We accept American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover

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Ship Your Documents

Please forward the completed requirements to:

Travel Document Systems, Inc.
1625 K St. NW
Suite 750
Washington, DC 20006

Local Phone Number: 202-638-3800

Urgent applications 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.

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Travel Document Systems, Inc. (TDS) is a leading visa and passport processing agency. For over 30 years we have served travel professionals, tour operators, and cruise lines, as well as corporate and individual international travelers. TDS specializes in travel that involves visas for more than one country.