Iran Passport Visa-Free Countries
Travel with an Iran passport
The Iranian passport ranks 183rd in the world as of October 2023. This means that Iranian citizens can travel visa-free to 17 countries in the world. However, to enter the remaining countries, Iranian passport holders must apply for a visa beforehand.
Where Can Iran Passport Holders Travel Without a Visa?
Iran passport visa-free countries
As of October 2023, Iranian passport holders can travel visa free to 17 countries and territories:
- Cook Islands
For visa-free travels, you still must have a valid passport — usually six months after your departure date— and you must purchase travel health insurance as required by your destination country.
Visa on arrival countries
If you are an Iranian citizen, you can get a visa on arrival for the 24 countries listed below:
- Cabo Verde
- Sierra Leone
- Sri Lanka
Electronic visa countries
The following 31 countries issue eVisas for Iranian passport holders:
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Burkina Faso
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Ivory Coast
- Equatorial Guinea
- São Tomé and Príncipe
- South Africa
- South Sudan
The process of getting an eVisa is more or less the same as applying for a traditional visa. However, in this case, you don’t have to visit a visa application center— you can submit your application online, including the visa payment.
After your application is approved, you will receive an email confirming your visa status along with a document you must print out and bring with you when crossing the border. Your visa will be registered online, but some officers may ask you for a physical copy of the permit; that is why it’s important to keep the copy on your person while traveling.