To apply for an Iranian Tourist Visa South African citizens need a Visa Authorization Code/Visa Grant Notice from one of the authorized local travel companies.
Iranian visas are issued in a two-step process:
An authorisation code for your visa must be issued by the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
A visa for your passport must then be obtained through an Iranian Embassy (or obtain visa on arrival)
An authorization code is a letter of approval of your Iran visa application. This is a 2-page PDF file and is also known as the “Iran Visa Grant Notice”, “Iran Letter of Invitation”, “Iran Visa Approval”, “Iran Visa Reference Number”, or “Iran Visa Tracking Code”.
South African applicants who wish to apply for an Iranian Invitation Letter (Visa Authorization Code) have to do the following:
Once we have received all above required documents and payment, we will submit your documents for approval by the Iranian authorities. The approval period is about 3-5 business days.
*The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran reserves the right to deny any application without providing explanations. Once the invitation process has started, no refund for any result of the process (rejection, delay, etc.) to be provided will be given.
Many travel agents make tourists buy a tour package with a fixed itinerary. Our company does not make you do that.
GLOBAL CONNECT is located in Uzbekistan, but the invitation will be arranged by another company in Iran.
Tips to Get Your Iran Visa Authorization Code
What is Iran visa grant notice?
It is a confirmed and approved result of your Iran visa application. It is also known as the “Iran Visa Authorization Code”, “Iran Visa Approval”, “Iran Letter of Invitation”, “Iran Visa Reference Number”, or “Iran Visa Tracking Code”. In fact, all of mentioned phrases are synonyms and refer to your Iranian visa approval.
Is it necessary to have Iran visa authorization code to get Iran e-visa?
Yes. Due to new Iran visa policies, all Iran visa applicants have to submit their visa application online and get their Iran visa approval (Iran visa grant notice) before referring to Iran Embassy/Consulate or international airports to collect their Iranian visas.
What is Iran visa grant notice validity?
Iran visa grant notice is normally valid for two months after its issuance date, but it is highly recommended to refer to Iran Embassy/Consulate very soon to collect your Iran visa. The expiry date is printer in approval letter. The visa approvals in which the place of visa issuance is Iran international airports are normally valid for about 3 months.
How to get Iran visa grant notice?
Simply fill in our online Iran visa application form, pay the service fee online and receive your Iran visa approval in 1-2 business days.
How long does it take to get my Iran visa?
When you apply to get Iran visa through us, it normally takes about 2 business days to get your Iran visa approval. Then you can collect your visa from Iran embassies (which can takes up to 7 days for visa sticker and only 1 day for electronic visas) or get Iran e-visa on arrival which is instant.
List of countries that you can visit visa-free with a South African passport in 2023:
|Visa support to Uzbekistan||
|Visa support to Kazakhstan|
|Visa support to Kyrgyzstan||
|Visa support to Turkmenistan|
|Visa support to Iran||Visa support to Tajikistan|