Comments on: Traveling to Iran as Americans: All You Need to Know travel wide, live deep Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:23:39 +0000 hourly 1 By: Audrey Scott Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:02:28 +0000 Hi Brendan,
Given your nationalities (US & UK), you’ll both need to go through the process of getting a visa through an authorized tour operator (and booking a tour or private guide for your trip). I believe that there are quite a few people of Iranian descent (i.e., their families left a generation or more before) who travel in Iran without problems, but the best thing is to ask the tour operator if he foresees any problem with the visa. As for your treatment while you’re there, I can’t really comment on that with first-hand experience as we didn’t see this situation on our trip. However, one of our Iranian-American friends traveled in Iran several times with her (white) American husband and didn’t have any issues. She was visiting family for much of the time, but they also traveled a bit around the country. Hope this information helps!

By: Brendan Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:14:00 +0000 Audrey, my girlfriend and I are interested in visiting Iran, as her family was originally from there (though they fled the country during the 70′s) and I have always wanted to travel through the Middle East. She is a British citizen and I am an American. I also have a punjabi hindu last name – kapoor – (although I look like I’m from Ireland or Sweden – genetics is odd no?). Anyway, I was wondering if this could have any effect on our ability to get visas to Iran, or our treatment while we are there (UK persian girl with white american might not be looked upon so nicely).


By: Amin Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:41:47 +0000 Hi Drew, I`m so glad to hear you want to make a trip to my country. wishing you have an enjoyable trip and don`t hesitate to let me know anything you need. You can count on my full hospitality.

By: Amin Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:03:57 +0000 @Christy: Dear Christy, I`m from Shiraz,Iran. now you cant use credit cards by ATMs or Banks, so you have to keep enough cash. But if you have some paypal , webmoney or master cart credit account only a few shops in major cities may could help you to cash your credit. But its realy very risky!

By: dearpesar Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:10:40 +0000 welcome. im iranian and if you like to come and visit iran i will help and be hospitable. my humble home is for you as long as you stay.

By: Babak Sun, 08 Jun 2014 08:23:14 +0000 I know about Iran & India & Andaman Islands area

By: Farshad Thu, 05 Jun 2014 07:23:04 +0000 Hello,
I think,you liked My country
Im very happy to see here
That People come here and sending message for knowing about iran:)

By: Abbas Mon, 02 Jun 2014 07:38:00 +0000 hello Americans

I am Abbas from Iran.

I love the United States and Americans a lot. I have one goal in my life and that is visiting your country, I really love Americans.

so I do apologize if you see that some stupid Iranians use dirty words. they actually don’t know that this is the governments’ words that cause this quarrel between Americans and Iranians.

Dear Americans:

99% of Iranians love Americans. we are really kind, friendly and hospitable. we really respect foreigners and the reason that we love the American people more than other nationalities can be stated like below:

1- we love American movies

2- in the past, our leaders used to have deep communication with Americans

3- media. we believe that what governments say against the US is wrong.

4- we love American singers. people listen to their music a lot.

5- we love this language and we learn it like professors.

Dear Americans:

Iranians are really kind. we really welcome you to visit our country to get sure. seeing is believing. if you get here, you will definitely enjoy it.

Iranians are calm and open- minded. we are not like Arabs who like to fight and have the hostile ideas.

Pls, hope for me that I can get to the US and visit my favorite people.

Love you all.


By: Jeremy Sun, 25 May 2014 20:43:02 +0000 Thanks for the feedback and responses. They are much appreciated. I am definitely going hopefully August 1st if I get the visa. Now it’s just a matter of finding the agency in Iran. I will go private guide.


By: Ray Doherty Sun, 25 May 2014 18:18:50 +0000 I totally agree. For the most part, the U.S. mainstream media paints a bleak and distorted picture of Iran. I am American and visited Iran in 2011, receiving a warm welcome by Iranians everywhere I went.