Venue

The Iran Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference will take place at the Parsian Evin Hotel, Iran.

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Parsian Evin Hotel, Chamran Highway, Tehran, Iran

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Accommodation

Discounted rates have been negotiated for you stay during IHTIC. To book your room please contact Mansoureh Jamali at Rastin Tours. info@rastintours.com

Evin Hotel 4*
approx. $170 per night
$510 for 3 nights
Venue

Esteghlal Hotel 5*
approx. $ 197 per night
$590 for 3 nights
15 minutes in a taxi

Azadi Hotel 5*
approx. 265 per night
$795 for 3 nights
Next door to venue

All options include Iran visa reference, accommodation and airport transfer

Esteghlal hotel includes transfer to conference centre

Release date for accommodation is 3 January 2017. Please make sure you reservation is completed by then.

Visas

The majority of foreign nationals need a visa to travel to Iran EXCEPT for passport holders from: Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Egypt, Georgia, Malaysia, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Syria, Turkey, and Venezuela.

Nationals of all countries (except those listed below) holding a valid passport and wishing to visit Iran, can obtain a 30-day Tourist Visa Upon Arrival at the airport.

There are two options:

  1. You can apply for a visa code at the airport but you will have to wait approx. 1-2 hours, when you receive the visa code your visa will then be stamped in your passport. (Cost is approx. 90 EUR)
  2. You can apply for a visa number before you arrive by filling in this form and sending back to our partners at Rastin Tours. They will apply for your visa code and send it to you. You can then bring the visa code with you and just get the visa stamped at the airport with this number. In this case you will pay less and it will take maximum 30 min. You will also need to take one passport photo with you to the airport. (Cost is approx. 75 EUR)

List of nationalities NOT eligible for a visa on arrival:

Passport holders from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Canada, Colombia, India, Iraq, Jordan, Pakistan, Somalia, UK & USA are NOT able to obtain a visa upon arrival. Visas MUST be obtained before you arrive in Iran.

The visa process is in two distinct parts.

  1. First you have to obtain the visa permit, which can only be issued by the Foreign Ministry in Iran. Our Partners at Rastin Tour can help with this when you make your accommodation booking with them. Please click here to download the relevant form. Once your visa permit has been issued by the Foreign Ministry, a visa authorisation number will be issued and sent via email to your specified Iranian Consulate. Please note that this reference number means that your visa has been authorised but is not the visa itself.
  2. The second part of the process is to get the actual visa stamped in your passport. To do this, you need to fill out a visa application form which you can obtain/download from the Iranian Consulate website. You will then need to take the visa authorisation number to the Iranian Consulate specified in your application, together with your passport, two standard passport photos, a completed Visa Application form and the visa stamp fees, in order to have the visa stamped in. This process can take anything from one day to four weeks, depending on whether you attend in person or send someone else on your behalf, on public holidays, or on the particular consulate you attend, as they have different response times depending on how busy or how large they are.

Your passport must be valid for at least six months from your date of entry into Iran, and must have at least two blank pages.

For more information please visit:

www.iranvisa.co.uk/
www.magiccarpettravel.co.uk/business-travel-to-iran/
visacentral.co.uk/requirements

Dress Code

Iran is a country with a dress code and respecting Islamic rules including “Hijab” or the Islamic dress-code is a necessity in Iran.

In any public place women must cover their heads with a headscarf, wear trousers (or a floor length skirt), and a long-sleeved tunic or coat that reaches to mid-thigh or knee.

There are additional dress requirements at certain religious sites. Women may be asked to put on a chador (a garment that covers the whole body except the face) before entering.

Following the dress-code is necessary from the time of on-boarding international flights. On Iranian Flights, it is usually requested when the plane enters the Iranian boundaries.

Money

Major credit cards like Visa and MasterCard are NOT accepted in Iran, so bring sufficient cash for the duration of your stay. Traveller’s cheques are also invalid in Iran.

Currency - EUR, USD, GBP, AED or Iranian Rial are all accepted in Iran. The Iranian official currency is Rial (IRR) but the common unit for the public is the Toman (1 Toman = 10 Rial). Currency exchange counters and special banks branches are available at the Airport and around Tehran city.

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Exchange rates (approx.):

1 USD ≈ 36,000 IRR
1 Euro ≈ 38,000 IRR
1 Pound ≈ 44,000 IRR