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Consular Services


Before applying, the supporting documents must be prepared. All the necessary documents for the application will need to be provided.

Please check for our holidays here, befor leaving for the Embassy.

Requirements to apply for Iranian Visa:

  1. The original passport, valid for at least 6 months beyond intended stay.
  2. The original passport should have at least 2 opposite blank pages (Visa pages)
  3. Completed visa application form, signed by applicant.
  4. Two color passport size photos (3x4cm), the photo must be recent (not older than 6 months), with a white background.
  5. Authorization Number from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the I.R. Iran.
  6. The original proof of payment according to the correct visa fee (Subject to change by currency rates).
  7. Valid Travel insurance from
  8. The ORIGINAL Pathologist Test results; report forHIV, TB, Hepatitis B Test as well as Hepatitis C Test, these tests should not be older than one (1) month. (Please ask the Pathologist to email the results to
  9. The Embassy will not refund the fee if the application is rejected.

How to obtion the Authorization Hunber:

  1. Contact your sponsor ( i.e. business associates, friends or relatives in iran) and ask that they request a visa for you through our Foreign Ministry in Tehran. Tourists to apply through their tour operator or travel agency.
  2. Once the Foreign Ministry approves your request, they will send us a visa authorisation number.
  3. Your contacts in Iran will also be informed of this authorisation number.
  4. Once you have optained the authoresation number you can sunmit your documents to the consular section of the Embassy.

Processing Time:

  • Approximately 7 to 10 working days


Attention: In an urgent case , the payment should be made, plus 50% of the total amount. 


  • Payment for ALL visas should be made by means of a direct deposit into the Embassy’s Bank Account. And the money is non-refundable.(Applicants should be sure about authorization number, before make any payments)
  • The Consular Section of the Embassy will not issue any sort of receipt or confirmation letter regarding to receive the proof of payment from the applicant as the record of the payment should have been taken from the payment before to provide it to the Consular Section of the Embassy.


Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran

245 Melk Street, Middle Street, 

New Muckleneuk, Brooklyn,

Pretoria, 0181  

P.O. Box 12546 Hatfield 0028

Digital Land Line:0120010555


Office Hours:

Monday to Friday, 09h00-12h00 (Submission and Collection)
These offices will be closed on all S.A. public holidays as well as Eid and Iranian Holidays. (Available in the web site)

Banking Details:

Standard bank, Hatfield Branch, Pretoria

Acc. Holder: Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Acc. Number: 414 336 976

Acc. Type: Saving Account

Branch Code: 011545

Swift Code: SBZAZAJJ


Digital Land Line: 0120010555 (Monday to Friday, 09h00-12h00)



S.A. Embassy.
No. 5 Yekta Street, Vali-E-Asr Avenue, Tajrish, Tehran
Tel: +98(21)2270- 2866/7/8/9
Fax: +98(21)2271-9516

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