Sample of the Business Travel Requirements for an Iran Visa for Swiss Citizens

  1. Visa May Be Required

    Visa exempt for a stay of up to 14 days. The traveller must:

    • Hold a passport with no Israeli stamps
    • Hold a passport valid at least six months on entry with one blank visa page
    • Hold proof of sufficient funds
    • Hold proof of onward/return flights
    • Hold all documents required for the next destination
    • Check the latest immunisation requirements at: http://www.safetravel.ch/
    • Hold visa for next country where applicable

  2. Personal Appearance

    At this time, CIBTvisas is unable to assist with your Iran visa application.  Please contact the Embassy for further information: http://iranembassy.ch/en/

Sample of the Tourist Travel Requirements for an Iran Visa for Swiss Citizens

  1. Registration Procedure

    All Iran visa applications must be registered and authorised online before submission. CIBTvisas will charge CHF 25 for this procedure before they submit your documents

  2. Passport

    The applicant's actual passport. The passport must:

    • Contain at least two blank visa pages
    • Be valid for six months beyond exit date
    • Be free of any entry or exit stamps from Israel. Please contact CIBTvisas for advice if the passport contains Israeli stamps

  3. Photograph(s)

    You must provide two colour, passport type photographs that meet the following criteria:

    • Be taken within the last three months and printed on high quality photo paper
    • Be taken against an all white background
    • Be 35 mm by 45mm in size
    • Provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression
    • You may wear neither spectacles nor headwear except for religious purposes
    • Your photos should not be affixed to your application and they may not display evidence of adhesive or staples
    • Be identical

  4. Proof of Travel Arrangements

    Details of travel arrangements. This must be provided as:

    • A travel itinerary including dates and locations of planned visits
    • A copy of the hotel confirmation

  5. Copy of Passport Identification Page

    Provide a clear copy of your passport identification page

  6. Proof of Residency

    A copy of the applicant's residency or work permit for their place of residence

  7. Proof of Approval

    A copy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs approved invitation/telex number. To obtain this the inviting company must present a letter of invitation to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tehran for approval. Once authorised, the inviting company will be provided with an approved telex number, which must be handwritten in black ink on the top right of the applicant's visa form. The Embassy will reject telex numbers issued more than three months prior to submission. Processing time begins only once the telex has arrived internally at the Embassy from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  8. Proof of Health Insurance

    Copy of the following pages of the health insurance certificate. These pages must include:

    • Full name of the applicant
    • That the policy is valid in this country and for the duration of the entire trip

  9. Fingerprints

    First-time travellers and travellers whose last visa application was more than 3 years previous must provide original fingerprints. Please contact your local police station to obtain a copy of the traveller’s fingerprints.

    Applicants who have travelled to Iran within the last three years must provide a copy of their previous Iran visa

  10. Visa Application Form(s)

    One fully completed and signed application form. This form must:

    • Be typed only, handwritten forms will no longer be accepted
    • Have no handwritten corrections/modifications
    • Be printed off and signed in the original

  11. CIBTvisas Order Confirmation

    For orders placed on the CIBTvisas website, a copy of the Online Order Confirmation which is sent to you via email, must be submitted.


    For all other orders, and where applicable, a completed CIBTvisas Visa Order Form which can be found in the CIBTvisas Application Pack should be submitted.


    Please note that all card payments will only be made upon completion of the visa application process. 

  12. Visa On Arrival

    It may be possible to obtain a visa upon arrival at this destination. There is no guarantee entry will be allowed. Check with the embassy for details and confirm your airline will permit boarding without a visa. To minimise the risk of being refused entry and to avoid excessive waiting for a visa to be issued on arrival, CIBTvisas strongly recommends that travellers obtain all visas prior to travel

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