It is tough to obtain a work visa for Iran. Usually, the Department General for Employment of Foreign Nationals issues work permits to foreign nationals interested in employment in Iran only if no Iranian national candidates have the required qualifications and work experience.
Once you get permission for a work permit, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs asks Iranian Embassies to issue a single or a multiple entry visa clearance. Also, it asks for a three-month residence permit at the request of the Organization for Investment Economic and Technical Assistance of Iran (OIETA). The visa clearance has a time validity of three years.
After entering Iran with this type of visa, you can apply to avail a three-year residence permit. Along with this, you will also get a work permit valid for a year but can be renewed once the investor’s FIPPA (Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Act) license is issued.
To obtain an Iranian work permit, one must fulfil the specified requirements before applying for a work permit. The requirements were indicated in articles 120-129 of Iran Labour Law and determined by the Department General for Employment of Foreign Nationals.
The required documents for Iran work permit are listed as follows:
Current Passport (with at least six months of validity ahead of time of stay)
Two most recently taken photographs (with applicant’s face in clear view)
Old Passport (if available)
Genuine medical documents approving travel
Financial records proving sufficient funds
To apply for an Iranian work visa, specific steps have to be followed. The applicant and the employer must fulfil all the requirements together beforehand so that there are no problems.
Foreign nationals who do not have an established enterprise in Iran cannot apply for their work permit. The employer has to submit their application and required documents that the Department General announces for Employment of Foreign Nationals to verify the same.
This list usually includes the applicant’s identification documents, resume, expertise documents and letter of request from the employer. The company’s official papers are also attached, like the registration notice, latest changes, chart, etc.
The employer cannot enter an employment contract with any foreign national before this crucial step. After this, the documents are to be sent to The Technical Board for Employment of Foreign Nationals, who are very strict when issuing Iranian work permits.
Iranian Work Permit Fees
Indian passport holders who are interested in applying for an Iranian work visa have to pay the visa fees as follows:
Entry Stay Duration Validity Fees (INR)
Business Visa 30 days 3 months 5200
Tourist Visa 30 days 3 months 3000