Iran Medical Visa

Iran Medical Visa (or Iran treatment visa) is a special type of visa for foreign nationals who wish to seek medical treatment in Iran.

How to get an Iran medical visa

Obtaining a medical visa for Iran is a straightforward process. Eligible travelers who wish to receive medical treatment in Iran can easily apply for an Iran treatment visa. To initiate the process of acquiring an Iranian medical visa, follow these straightforward steps:

  1. Complete the online visa application form: Start by filling out the online visa application form. Ensure that you provide accurate and comprehensive information as requested.
  2. Payment of Service Fee: After submitting your application, you will be required to proceed with the payment of the service fee. Once the payment is made, rest assured that we will handle all the necessary paperwork on your behalf.
  3. Obtain Authorization Code from the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA): After the payment, we will promptly obtain an authorization code from the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) on your behalf. This process usually takes a few days. Once the authorization code is granted, you will receive the visa grant notice via email.
  4. Visa Collection: At this stage, you are all set to collect your visa. You can collect your visa from either one of the Iranian embassies or one of the Iranian airports (if you are eligible for an airport visa).

Iran medical visa grant notice

When discussing Iran medical visa, it is common to encounter various terms that can be confusing. The terms Iran e-Visa, visa grant notice, authorization code, reference number, invitation letter, and treatment visa all refer to the same type of visa. Essentially, they represent a document that serves as official confirmation that the applicant has been granted an Iranian medical visa. In simpler terms, this notice signifies the approval of the visa application.

Requirements for Iran medical visa

  • Completed online application form for the medical visa
  • A copy of the first page of your passport, valid for at least 6 months
  • Personal photo with a solid white background
  • Invitation letter from your doctor or the hospital you will be visiting

Read more about photo requirements for Iran visa application

Who requires a medical visa to enter Iran

All individuals who plan to undergo medical procedures in Iran must obtain a visa to enter the country, unless they are citizens of one of the visa-exempt countries.

Which nationalities do not require a visa to enter Iran?

Certain countries have been granted exemptions from visa requirements, allowing their citizens to enter Iran without a visa. If you hold a passport from any of the countries or territories listed below, you can enjoy visa-free visits to Iran

  • Armenia (90 days)
  • Azerbaijan (30 days)
  • Bolivia (30 days)
  • China (21 days)
  • Egypt (20 days)
  • Georgia (45 days)
  • Hong Kong (21 days)
  • Iraq (30 days)
  • Kazakhstan (14 days)
  • Lebanon (30 days)
  • Macao (21 days)
  • Malaysia (15 days)
  • Oman (30 days)
  • Syria (90 days)
  • Turkey (90 days)
  • Venezuela (15 days)

Iran treatment visa validity

A single-entry treatment visa for Iran is valid for a period of three months from the date of issuance. Normally, this visa permits a maximum stay of 90 days in the country. The exact duration of validity will be specified in the visa grant notice. It is crucial to follow the specified validity period as it is your responsibility to do so. If necessary, it is possible to extend the visa duration while staying in Iran.

Processing time for Iran Treatment visas

The processing time for obtaining an Iran medical visa grant notice is approximately 7 to 10 working days. However, it’s essential to consider the processing time if you intend to collect your visa from an Iranian embassy or consulate. Hence, it is advisable to apply well in advance of your travel plans but not more than three months before your intended departure date.

How much does an Iran medical visa cost

  • Visa Service Fee

The service fee for an Iran medical visa is 140 Euros per applicant. The visa application fee for an Iran treatment visa must be paid at the time of submitting your application.

  • Visa Stamp Fee

Depending on the applicant’s nationality and the location where the visa is collected, there is a visa stamp fee that must be paid either at the embassy or the airport. The fee ranges from 40 to 150 euros. Please note that visa fees are non-refundable. Additionally, it is important to be aware that fees are collected in the local currency of the embassy or consulate, except at Iranian airports. If you are collecting your visa at an Iranian airport, you must pay the visa collection fee in cash, either in Euros or Dollars. It is advisable to check with your Iranian embassy or consulate before submitting your application, as fees are subject to change at any time.

Medical visa extension

The medica visa can be extended up to two times in Iran, subject to the approval of the officer based on the applicant’s reasons. For visa extension, you can visit any Police Department of Aliens Affairs located in the provincial capitals. The entire process usually takes approximately one day.

Iran airport medical visa

Iran airport visa is available for citizens from 180 countries. Eligible applicants have the option to obtain an Iran mediclal visa upon their arrival at one of the Iranian airports. To acquire a medical visa upon arrival in Iran, you must either apply through the Iranian government’s e-visa website or seek assistance from a trusted travel agency within Iran to obtain the visa grant notice ahead of your trip.

Eligible nationalities for medical visa on arrival

Citizens from more than 180 countries are eligible for an airport visa in Iran, except for residents of the following countries. If you belong to one of these countries, please make sure to obtain a visa prior to your travel to Iran.

  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Colombia
  • Jordan
  • Nepal
  • Somalia
  • Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Canada

Medical visa for American, Canadian, and British applicants

American, Canadian, and British passport holders are required to be accompanied by a government-approved tour guide throughout their entire trip. Independent travel is currently prohibited for citizens of these countries due to the closure of Iranian foreign missions. For more information, please feel free to contact our travel consultants. 

Is travel insurance mandatory for a medical visa

Travel insurance is mandatory for entering Iran. Although it is not required during the visa application process, it is imperative to have travel insurance when collecting your visa from the embassy or upon arrival at the airport.

Which medical treatments are allowed on a medical visa?

There are no limitations on the medical treatments or procedures covered by the Iran medical visa. Here is a partial list of treatments for reference:

  • Consultation with a doctor
  • Hair and skin treatments
  • Orthopedic treatments
  • Oncology treatments
  • Internal surgeries
  • Cardiac treatments
  • Diabetes treatments
  • Mental health conditions
  • Renal treatments
  • Joint replacements
  • Plastic surgeries
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Radiotherapy
  • Neurosurgery


If you have any further questions about Iran medical visa or need assistance with the visa application process, feel free to contact our visa experts. We are here to help you make your journey to Iran a smooth and enjoyable experience!

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