Iran says it has begun issuing electronic visa for foreign visitors on a trial basis and plans to launch the service permanently by the end of 2016.
‘Today marks the first day on which Iran began issuing electronic visa on a trial basis’, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Parliamentary and Consular Affairs Hassan Qashqavi said on Tuesday.
He added that Iran’s electronic visa process would be definitely launched by the end of the current calendar year (March 20, 017).
Qashqavi said that the problem of issuing visa has been almost settled as Iran is raising the number of countries which it has lifted visa requirement for them and is extending credit of airport visas for three months.
Earlier, Iran said it plans to extend airport visa validity from one month to 90 days in order to meet a great demand of foreign tourists, especially from Muslim and Arab states
According to Qashqavi, Iran’s electronic visa system is very strong and the applicant can even witness all steps of the process at home.