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Questions tagged [iran]

Islamic Republic of Iran, a country in Western Asia / Middle East.

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Have you ever travelled to Iran? [on hold]

I'm doing an essay which reveals the advantages and disadvantages of travelling to Iran, well known for wild nature and artistic stuffs. So I'm glad to gather any piece of information, experience or ...
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Visit to the USA with ESTA approved before trip to Iran

I have a question since I have a new passport with which I have already traveled with a validated ESTA to the USA. In 2 weeks I am leaving for Iran and then I will need to go back to the US for work. ...
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I have a valid visa for the USA. I have visited Iran since it was issued. Can I still enter the US?

I have an Indian passport with valid US-visitor visa. Will I be allowed inside US after travelling to Iran now- having done so several times before?
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If I visit Iran, is there a risk of not being allowed to enter the USA anymore?

I would like to visit Iran as a tourist but I'd also like to visit the USA some time after. I know the relations between the two countries are bad. Is it likely that I'm not allowed to enter the USA ...
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Safe overland route from Turkey to India using public transportation?

I know there is very similar question, however it was in 2011 and many things have changed since then. Now is 2016. I'm interested in public transportation overland (buses, trains), least - oversea, ...
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Visiting Iran as a dual EU-American citizen

I am a dual Dutch-American citizen that is planning to visit Iran in the upcoming week. I have both a Dutch and an American passport. According to the Wikipedia page for Iran's visa policy, "British, ...
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Can a Canadian citizen with Iranian birth be denied entry to US to visit for 1 week?

My daughter who is dual US and Canada citizen lives in Toronto. She will be coming to visit in the US with her boyfriend who is a Canadian citizen with Iranian birth. Can he be denied entry to the ...
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Booking domestic flights in Iran

Is there any way to book domestic flights in Iran from abroad, or does it need to be done in the country? Are the ticket prices fixed? And how long in advance should I book the flights to make sure ...
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Canadians Iranian passport travel USA from Iran [duplicate]

My husband and I with 2 kids have Iranian Canadians Passport and now my friend in Orlando invited us to visit her As now we are in iran and we are going to visit Usa with Canadian passport from Iran....
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Travel across Iran by train

I decided to travel to Iran and use the train for going to different cities there. For booking tickets, would you recommend local websites or international ones?
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Crossing countries in Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Iran

I hold an Irish Passport and arrive in Georgia next month. I have read many comments about having Armenian or Azerbaijan stamp in the passport which might cause problems in Armenia or Azerbaijan. What ...
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Iran visa after having visited Israel

I'm considering going to Iran this summer so I'm reading the wikivoyage article which states Entry will be refused to citizens of Israel and foreign travellers with any evidence of visiting ...
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Born in Iran with British/Swedish parents. Can I visit USA?

I was born in Iran in 1970. Will I be allowed to visit USA now? Have visited before with work, as cabin crew, but have not attempted entry as a visitor. I am hoping to go soon. I have a British ...
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Flying to Germany from another country where the visa has been issued [duplicate]

I got my Schengen Visa for Germany in Australia, and I’m planing to visit in February. Is it going to be a problem if I fly to Germany from a country other than Australia? I’m planing to visit my ...
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Does travel to Iran void a existing US visa?

I'm an Indian citizen that currently resides in Canada. I don't qualify for ESTA so I have an existing US B1/B2 visa instead that is valid for 10 years. I was looking to plan a trip to Iran since ...
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exchange GBP in Iran

Do you know if I'll have any problems exchanging GBP in Iran? Do they mind 50 GBP notes? I don't want to bring over only 20ies.. that'll be too much paper!
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How can I get from Kashan to Yazd, Iran?

I'm planning a trip to Iran and I can't find bus transportation from Kashan to Yazd. Is that correct? If so, is there any other way to get there? I have read that taxi drivers sometimes offer ...
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Where does the international bus from Yerevan to Tabriz drop passengers?

Anyone know the exact location that the international bus from Yerevan to Tabriz drops in Tabriz? It's a night bus and arrives at 2 am. For the safety reason, I'd like to know the location it stops ...
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New Zealand boyfriend traveling to Iran with me

In 2 weeks, my Kiwi boyfriend is joining me to travel to Iran and visit my family. He is excited but I am a bit worried as what can go wrong. I know he can get a visa on arrival but a website told us ...
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Can I enter Iran with an expired Iranian passport, while being in possession of a second passport?

I am a Canadian citizen and I am traveling to Iran (back home) this December. My Iranian passport expired on 17/05/2015. I was wondering if I can use it. I want to renew my passport in Iran because it ...
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Guide books for independent travelers in Iran

I am in the early stages of preparing for a possible trip to Iran in 2019. I am an independent traveler whose original motivation is an interest in the architecture of the country's mosques (and a ...
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Is a citizen of Canada required to apply for a US visitor visa after visiting Iran?

Under new rules, non-US citizens from Visa Waiver Program countries who have visited Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, or Yemen are required to apply for a proper visa because they are no ...
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EU Passport, connection flight through US, with Iran stamp on my passport

I am a greek citizen with an EU passport, living in the UK. Visited Iran this past September on holidays. End of December this year (1.5 months from now), I am visiting Costa Rica, but have a ...
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Is appearance important at the border?

I hold a Swedish passport and I plan to travel to the UK this month and then to Canada within the next three months. I have a type of personality preferring old clothing and high-time not shaving ...
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Do I have to visit the Pakistani embassy in person to get an Iranian visa?

I'm an American planning on going on a tour to Iran this summer. The process for getting a visa to Iran involves applying to the Iranian foreign ministry, and, upon getting conditional approval, ...
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Directs flights from Oman to Southern Iran

I will be travelling to Oman this summer. I researched ways of getting to Southern Iran (Bandar Abbas, Qeshm, Kish) from there and found out that supposedly, there is (or used to be?) Kish Airline ...
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How to meet my Persian girlfriend in Iran and have privacy while not being married?

I plan to visit my girlfriend in Iran. She's Persian (from Tabriz), I'm French and we’re not married. We're planning to see each other for a week. We don't know yet where but Tehran would be nice ...
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Iran Visa Issue: U.S. - Mexico Dual National Residing in EU [duplicate]

Several months ago I tried going to Iran with my American passport to attend a marathon but got denied. The embassy or company didn't give me any direct reason as to why but shortly afterwards the ...
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I am a European citizen with temporary residency in Iran travelling to USA

I am a European citizen, working on an international assignment in Iran currently. I am travelling in a few days to the USA. I have a 10-year multiple-entry USA visa, which I got since I was in Iran ...
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Ferry from Khasab to Qeshm

What is the status of the ferry route from Khasab, Oman to Qeshm, Iran? It looks like it has been suspended. Does anyone know whether this is temporary or permanent? Also, are there any other ways to ...
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Hardware in Iran [closed]

I will travel to Iran for a few weeks and I wanted to know if I can bring the two USB keys I always have with me: One with Tails OS installed on it. The other with two partitions, with one encrypted. ...
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Do I need a transit visa for Dubai? [duplicate]

I'm from the Philippines, and I'm going to Kish Island, Iran. I'm flying via Dubai, staying in the airport, and then catching a connecting flight to Kish. What are the requirements for me for a ...
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Can I visit the US after I visit Iran as an Indian citizen?

I am an Indian passport holder about to go on an internship program in Iran. If I get any future opportunities in the US, will I be able to go and study there? Or will I be denied entry into the ...
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Attire in Iran for male travelers

Are there any attire requirements for male travelers in Iran? There are many reports and much advice that women should dress conservatively and we have a related question about headwear for women. But ...
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How widespread is credit card acceptance in Iran?

I have a business trip to Tabriz, Iran, and wanted to know if it was possible to pay my hotel and domestic flights by credit card or if I should also get cash to cover my hotel and flight expenses. ...
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Does a moped need a Carnet de Passage for Iran?

Some countries like Iran ask for a Carnet de Passage en Douanes (CPD) to pass through their territories riding a vehicle. It's clear that a car or motorbike needs this CPD and that a bike not, but ...
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How long would it take for the US consulate to issue a B1/B2 visa to an Iranian citizen after a successful interview? [closed]

Pardon me if this is a duplicate question, but I simply could not find an answer here, on the State Department's site, or on usvisa-info.com. How long does a US embassy take to "stamp" and return an ...
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Iran visa rejection - should I bother reapplying? [closed]

I just found out that my sister got her Iran visa approved while mine was rejected, even though we are twins and had the same information in our application. We used the services of Key2Persia, and ...
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Is there currently train service between Turkey and Iran?

According to this website the train service between Istanbul and Tehran is suspended and the alternative company they propose makes its last stop in Turkey and requires guides to accompany people into ...
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Bus from Van/Turkey to Tabriz/Iran

Question Looking for information on the bus from Van to Tabriz. According to Seat61, the Trans-Asia Express from Turkey to Iran has been cancelled and need to take a bus from Van/Turkey to Tabriz/...
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Travelling from Germany to Iran

Travelling from Germany to Iran, I'm looking for the cheapest but comfortable way. One idea is to travel to Turkey then going to Iran form there. There are many flights with reasonable price for ...
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Exchange rate for the Tourist Card in Iran

I'm doing some reading about the Tourist Card. Answer number 4 to this post is quite detailed and solves most of my questions. There is also some info here. There is another post, where they claim ...
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Is there a “safest” route through Pakistan (from China to Iran)?

On my upcoming trip I'll be starting in Asia and would love to travel overland to Europe, especially via Iran. Usually I'm not scared or intimidated by "dangerous" destinations. China is a breeze and ...
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Driving from Europe to India, do you get automobile insurance at the border of each country?

I'm currently in Turkey and was told the UK insurance is not valid in Turkey (only in Europe). So I had to pay for the vehicle insurance at the border. For driving through Iran, Pakistan, to India, ...
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Using Bitcoin as a cash withdrawal method in Iran

As Iran's banking system is disconnected from the rest of the world due to sanctions there are limited ways to get Iranian Rial (IRR). The only way I managed to find is to bring foreign currency (EUR/...
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How useful is Azerbaijani language in Iran?

I am planning to visit Iran soon and, unfortunately, I don't speak a word of Persian. As an Azerbaijani, I am curious whether I should try to speak to people there Azerbaijani or English, given the ...
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I am planning to visit Iran for a week with my family but I am concerned about security after reading Trump's tweet [closed]

I am planning to visit Iran next month. Yesterday I saw Trump's tweet about time for change for Iran and I read a bit about the anti-government movement there. So, how safe a 10 day trip in Iran for ...
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Reference number of invitation before booking a flight to iran

We (2 Germans) are about to visit Iran in February and want to cross the border coming from Armenia. We don't have a reference number yet. This reference number is needed for getting a visa. You can ...
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Is a transit visa required in Tehran for only flight transfer?

I am travelling from Dusseldorf to Delhi and vice versa via Tehran. Airlines is same (Mahan airlines). I will not get out of the airport in Tehran. Do I need a transit visa in Tehran? I am an Indian ...
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Does visiting Iraq or Iran invalidate an existing B1/B2 visa?

I understand that nationalities eligible for VWP cannot enter the US without seeking clearance and obtaining a sticker visa from US embassies if they have travelled to Iran, Iraq, Syria & Sudan ...