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Iraq to Reduce Visa Charges for Iranian Pilgrims

By John Lee. Iraq will reportedly reduce its visa charges for Iranian pilgrims later this year. According to the report from Associated Press, the reduction will only apply to pilgrims of the “Arbaeen,” the anniversary of the passage of 40 days after the death of Shiite Imam Hussein, the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson. Visas normally cost […]

Iranians find shortcut to EU visas

By Saeid Jafari, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iranians who wish to travel to the European Union face myriad challenges, in particular obtaining visas. Indeed, the state of political relations between Tehran and the EU states has made the visa application process […]

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Russia: Visa-Free Travel for Iranians Possible Soon

Iranian citizens could start traveling visa free to Russia in two or three months, Russia’s ambassador to Tehran said recently. Speaking on the sidelines of a ceremony in Tehran, held to sign a contract between Iran and Russia on the joint production of train cars, Levan Jagarian said based on an agreement with Iran’s Foreign […]

Parts of Trump Travel Ban to take Effect

The US Supreme Court decided on Monday to allow parts of President Trump’s travel ban to go into effect. The ban, which prohibits people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the US for 90 days, is expected to take effect within days, but it will not apply to people who have […]

US Issues New Travel Ban

By John Lee. United States President Donald Trump has signed a new executive order banning people from six mainly Muslim countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Unlike the order signed in January, which was blocked by the courts, this new order removes Iraq from the list, but imposes additional vetting for Iraqis. Importantly, […]

Iran, Luxembourg to Remove Visa Hurdles for Travelers

A senior official with the Iran-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Iralux) said Tehran and Luxembourg City plan to take measures to facilitate the issuance of visas for the two countries’ travelers. Iralux is seeking to pave the way for travelers from the two countries to easily obtain travel visas in Luxembourg and Iran, Mahmoud […]

US Court Lifts Trump Travel Ban – Full Video of Court Proceedings

By John Lee. A US Federal Court has has issued a temporary nationwide block on President Donald Trump’s ban on travellers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Judge James L Robart (pictured) ruled that the ban was unconstitutional, and it has been lifted with immediate effect. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer described […]

Iran Stops Issuing Visas to Americans

By John Lee. Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (pictured) has confirmed that Tehran will no longer issue visas to U.S. citizens, following US President Donald Trump’s 90-day ban on Iranian citizens entering the United States. But according to a report from the Wall Street Journal, he also said exceptions to the ban were possible and specific […]

Video: Iranians Condemn Trump’s ‘Racist’ Visa Ban

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order barring people from several Muslim-majority countries, including Iran. Iranians have sharply criticised the ban, calling it “racist and irrational”. Of the seven countries targeted, […]

Trump Approves “Extreme Vetting” of Iranians

By John Lee. US President Donald Trump has issued an executive order that will deny refugees and immigrants from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia entry to the United States. The action, which has immediated effect, places a 90-day block on entry to the US for citizens from those countries. It also stops indefinitely […]

Conservative and Reformist Media lash out at Trump Visa Ban

By Rohollah Faghihi, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iranian conservative, Reformist media lash out at Trump’s planned visa ban Various news outlets reported on Jan. 25 that US President Donald Trump plans to sign executive orders to restrict immigration and also suspend […]

Trump May ‘Suspend Some Immigration’ from Iran

By John Lee. ABC News cites sources as saying that US President Donald Trump could suspend some immigration from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, either temporarily or “indefinitely“. They also say that the move by Trump, who is expected to visit the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday, could also impact refugees […]

Iran near Bottom in “Passport Power”

By John Lee. Iran has been rated joint-tenth-from-the-bottom of the list in a ranking of the ‘passport power’ of 199 countries around the world. The list, compiled by passportindex.org, ranked passports by their ability to allow persons to travel visa-free to other destinations. Top of the list was Germany, followed by Sweden and Singapore, while […]

Iran, Iraq Eye Visa-Free Travel

Iran’s Ambassador to Iraq Hassan Danaeifar said Tehran and Baghdad have been considering a step to lift visa requirements for travelers from the two neighboring countries. Speaking to Tasnim News Agency, Danaeifar highlighted the latest measures to abolish the visa regime between Iran and Iraq, saying that it would lead to more travels between the […]

Iranian Diplomat Cautions against Iraq Trip without Visa

An Iranian deputy foreign minister denied rumors that Iraq has removed visa requirements for pilgrims going to the Arab country for Arbaeen rituals, stressing that all visitors will still need visas from the Iraqi government to cross the border. Illegal entry into Iraq, namely without a valid visa, will carry a prison sentence of up […]

Iran Favours Visa-Free Regime with Iraq

An Iranian deputy foreign minister expressed Tehran’s willingness to ease visa requirements for incoming tourists from Iraq if Baghdad’s government would agree to do so for Iranians traveling to the Arab country. “I have announced in my latest consular trip (to Iraq) that we are willing to remove the visa requirements or take any measure […]

Visa Issues Scupper Key Iran Banking Event

By John Lee. Visa problems have forced the postponement of a major conference on Iranian banking due to be held in London next month. A statement from the organisers, Euromoney, said that they hope to reschedule for 11th May, also in London. The plans were changed after Iranian delegates were unable to secure visas to […]

Georgia Restores Visa-Free Travel with Iran

Georgia is to restore visa-free travel with Iran from Monday 15th February. The announcement was made during a meeting on Tuesday between Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister, David Jalagania, and Iran’s Ambassador in Tbilisi, Abbas Talebifar. Under the new regime, Iranian citizens will be able to stay in Georgia without applying for a visa for 45 […]

London Summit for New Iran Oil Deals Cancelled

A major Iranian oil conference in London has been postponed due to difficulties in obtaining visas for Iranian nationals to visit UK. CWC‘s Iran Oil & Gas: Post-Sanction Summit was to take place 22nd-24thFebruary, with about 50 contracts worth more than $30 billion expected to be unveiled. Ali Kardor (pictured), the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) […]

Turkey’s Beaches Losing Allure among Iranians

By Masoud Lavasani, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Why Turkey’s beaches, hard liquor are losing allure among Iranians In years past, close economic and political relations between Tehran and Ankara coupled with certain liberties, such as freedom to drink alcohol or wear […]