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Iran

Iran Passport Ranking

The Iranian passport currently ranks at the 102nd place according to the Guide Passport Ranking Index. It is considered one of the lowest ranking passports in the world. Iranian passport holders have visa-free access to only 39 destinations including Sri Lanka, Ecuador, Turkey and Seychelles. There are 190 destinations for which an Iranian passport holder requires to obtain a visa prior to traveling. That is the reason why the passport raking is low on the overall worldwide mobility score. For major destinations such as USA and the European Union, Iranians require to apply for a visa in advance. Visa applicants need to present documents such as proof of funds and return flight ticket.
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Capital
Tehran
Local Time
UTC+03:30
Phone Code
+98
Population
79369900
Language
Persian (Farsi)
IRR
Iranian rial

Iran Passport Ranking

The Iran passport ranking relative to other global passports is calculated by adding up the number of countries that allow Iran passport holders to enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) and those that allow Iran passport holders to enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization (eTA). There are currently a total of 11 Iran passport visa-free countries, 27 Iran visa-on-arrival countries, and 1 eTA destinations.

Altogether, Iran passport holders can enter a total of 39 destinations—either without a visa, through a visa on arrival, or via an eTA. As a result, the Iran passport ranks 102 in the world.

Separate from these Iran visa-free countries and visa-on-arrival countries, there are 190 additional destinations which Iran passport holders either need a physical visa to enter or an eVisa (i.e. visa required countries).

About Iran

The Islamic Republic of Iran is located in the Middle East and is consists of 31 Provinces. It borders Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Iraq. The most significant provinces are Tehran, Khorasan and Isfahan. The country has a total surface area of 1,648,195 square kilometers, which is dominated by rugged terrain. Its climate is mostly arid to semiarid with some subtropical parts next to the Caspian coast.

The overall population is 83 million people. The capital of the country is Tehran, which is also the most populous city with over 8.7 million inhabitants followed by Mashhad and Isfahan. The nation’s largest international airport is Mashhad International Airport (MHD) with an approximate yearly passenger traffic of 10.5 million. The airport serves all interior routes of Iran, but also regional routes to the Middle East.

Iranian culture is dominated by Islam with 99% of the population being Muslim. The official language is Persian Farsi. The legal system is a religious system based on secular and Islamic law. The government form is a theocratic republic. The current chief of state is Supreme Leader Ali Hoseini-Khamenei and the head of government is President Hassan Fereidun Rohani. All divisions have their regional governments, reporting to the central government in Tehran.

The official currency is the Iranian Rial (IRR). Its current exchange rate is about IRR 42,101 to the USD. The country has a controlled economy, generating a GDP of approximately $1 trillion. The per capita income is $11,963. Due to constant western sanctioning of the economy, growth has been slow and fluctuating. The largest portion of the GDP is generated by the services and industry sector. The country is heavily relying on the export of oil and gas with only little diversification in the economy.

The country has many natural and culturally unique attractions for tourists to explore. Iran boasts with 24 UNESCO world heritage sites which are 22 cultural and 2 natural sites. Some of the most popular tourist destinations are: Esfahan, Shiraz, Tehran, Mashhad, Kish and Ramsar. Due to the recent events and the sanctions imposed, the overall tourism industry has slowed significantly. There was however a total of 6.7 million visitors in 2019.

eTA
1 Destinations
VISA REQUIRED
163 Destinations
Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Algeria
Algeria
American Samoa
American Samoa
Andorra
Andorra
Angola
Angola
Anguilla
Anguilla
Argentina
Argentina
Aruba
Aruba
Austria
Austria
Bahamas
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Barbados
Barbados
Belarus
Belarus
Belgium
Belgium
Belize
Belize
Bermuda
Bermuda
Bhutan
Bhutan
Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba
Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Botswana
Brazil
Brazil
British Virgin Islands
British Virgin Islands
Brunei
Brunei
Bulgaria
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Burundi
Cambodia
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cameroon
Canada
Canada
Cayman Islands
Cayman Islands
Central African Republic
Central African Republic
Chad
Chad
Chile
Chile
China
China
Congo
Congo
Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Costa Rica
Costa Rica
Croatia
Croatia
Cuba
Cuba
Curacao
Curacao
Cyprus
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Czech Republic
Denmark
Denmark
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
Egypt
Egypt
El Salvador
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Eritrea
Estonia
Estonia
Eswatini
Eswatini
Falkland Islands
Falkland Islands
Faroe Islands
Faroe Islands
Fiji
Fiji
Finland
Finland
France
France
French Guiana
French Guiana
French Polynesia
French Polynesia
French West Indies
French West Indies
Gambia
Gambia
Germany
Germany
Ghana
Ghana
Gibraltar
Gibraltar
Greece
Greece
Greenland
Greenland
Grenada
Grenada
Guam
Guam
Guatemala
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea
Guyana
Guyana
Honduras
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Hungary
Hungary
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Iceland
Indonesia
Indonesia
Iraq
Iraq
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Ireland
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Israel
Italy
Italy
Jamaica
Jamaica
Japan
Japan
Jordan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
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Kiribati
Kosovo
Kosovo
Kuwait
Kuwait
Laos
Laos
Latvia
Latvia
Liberia
Liberia
Libya
Libya
Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Malawi
Malawi
Mali
Mali
Malta
Malta
Marshall Islands
Marshall Islands
Mauritius
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mayotte
Mexico
Mexico
Monaco
Monaco
Mongolia
Mongolia
Montenegro
Montenegro
Morocco
Morocco
Myanmar
Myanmar
Namibia
Namibia
Nauru
Nauru
Netherlands
Netherlands
New Caledonia
New Caledonia
New Zealand
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Nicaragua
Niger
Niger
Nigeria
Nigeria
North Korea
North Korea
North Macedonia
North Macedonia
Northern Mariana Islands
Northern Mariana Islands
Norway
Norway
Palestinian Territories
Palestinian Territories
Panama
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Paraguay
Peru
Peru
Philippines
Philippines
Poland
Poland
Portugal
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
Reunion
Reunion
Romania
Romania
Russia
Russia
Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia
San Marino
San Marino
Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
Serbia
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands
South Africa
South Africa
South Korea
South Korea
Spain
Spain
St. Maarten
St. Maarten
St. Pierre and Miquelon
St. Pierre and Miquelon
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Sudan
Sudan
Sweden
Sweden
Switzerland
Switzerland
Taiwan
Taiwan
Tanzania
Tanzania
Thailand
Thailand
Tonga
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
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Tunisia
Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan
Turks and Caicos Islands
Turks and Caicos Islands
Ukraine
Ukraine
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
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United States of America
Uruguay
Uruguay
US Virgin Islands
US Virgin Islands
Vanuatu
Vanuatu
Vatican City
Vatican City
Vietnam
Vietnam
Wallis and Futuna
Wallis and Futuna
Yemen
Yemen

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