I will be traveling to the USA and I have been issued a visa. I also have a visa issued by Iran which I visited three years ago on a pilgrimage with my son-in-law. Will there be any problems entering the USA because my passport has an Iran visa?

  • You may be asked some questions about the trip however there's no law preventing you from entering the USA.
    – user57303
    Jun 25 '17 at 10:11
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    What is your citizenship? Jun 25 '17 at 12:55
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    Note that under a policy change in early 2016, foreign nationals who would normally be eligible for the Visa Waiver Program but who have visited certain countries (including Iran) must instead apply for a visa. (Details here, in the section discussing the "new eligibility requirements".) However, if you have already applied and received a visa, and you disclosed this trip in your application, then I don't think this will be an issue per se. Jun 26 '17 at 16:13

As part of your US visa application, you disclosed your travel history, including the trip to Iran. Unless you have been issued a new passport in the interim, you provided your passport for US visa issuance, in which your earlier Iranian visa appears. The pilgrimage visit should not present a problem when you arrive in the US and interact with border officials.

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