Licorice Root Tea

Licorice Root Tea

Licorice root is a popular herbal drink that is mostly used to add taste and sweeten different sorts of candies and other sweet treats. The root is also an inseparable part of traditional Persian medicine and has long been used as an herbal tea.This flavorful tea features a rich taste profile with sweet, salty, sour, and bitter notes. The delicious taste makes for a unique tea-drinking experience where you can feel each sip very flavorful and pleasant. In this article, we try to learn more about licorice root tea, its benefits, and also its side effects. 

About Licorice Root Tea

The root of the licorice plant known by the scientific name Glycyrrhiza glabra is what licorice root tea is made of. It is also called sweet root tea or licorice tea commonly. The tea gives a taste similar to black licorice and has flavors of peppermint and anise.The licorice plant is native to Asia and Europe and was prized by the ancient Egyptians for its pleasant flavor and unique health benefits. Depending on the adjustments of the licorice and production process, the tea may be made from deglycyrrhizinated licorice and glycyrrhizin.Some research approves that licorice root tea could have many benefits for human health, from curing sore throats to reducing heart dysfunction risk. While licorice may have different health benefits, there are also some risks related to its long-term use. Now, we will pay attention to the details of the research behind the benefits and tell you what you should be more careful with when it comes to using this herbal tea. 

Licorice Root Tea


Licorice Root Tea Benefits


Digestion Aid

Traditionally, this tea was used to help ease digestive problems and soothing symptoms related to upset stomach and nausea. Licorice root tea also increases antispasmodic effects, that may help the individual with bloating and gas. Recent scientific research shows there could be some benefits for digestion aid.A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study examined the effects of licorice root on indigestion and heartburn. The study included fifty-five patients and the results were that patients who took a licorice extract pill 2 times a day had major improvements in the mentioned symptoms.Another study examined licorice root benefits for the gut. The clinical test included 120 patients and investigated the effects of licorice root on H. pylori bacteria, which is known to create peptic ulcers and sores.Researchers have found that regular consumption of licorice root extract would lead to the elimination of the H. pylori bacteria. These antibacterial impacts may help to protect digestion from dangerous pathogens.

Skin Health

The tea of licorice root contains antioxidants and compounds that help with anti-inflammatory impacts. Drinking licorice root tea may help the elimination of free radicals which commonly cause premature aging and oxidative stress.Research published in Iran also found that licorice root tea may help so many Americans who suffer from eczema and different inflammatory skin diseases. The study found that licorice root results in an antimicrobial activity that can help to cleanse the skin and keep the bacteria that cause inflammation in the corner.

Oral Health

The antimicrobial and antibacterial features of licorice root tea can have some benefits for oral health. Licorice root has been proven in laboratories to kill bacteria that can cause forming cavities and plaques.Research published in the Journal of Natural Products investigated the impacts of this root on bacteria which cause oral health issues. Researchers have claimed that licorice roots have coumarins and flavonoids and thus help to fight bacteria that usually cause cankers and bad breath.

Cold Treatment

The tea made from licorice root is one of the best teas a person can drink when he/she has a cough or a sore throat. This hot drink consists of compounds that can cover the surface of the throat and help to ease feelings of a scratchy and itchy throat. The antibacterial features of the root could be a help to the immune system in fighting bacteria that cause infections.Research published in Egypt examined the impacts of licorice root on sore throat problems after surgeries. The individuals who participated included persons who had a breathing tube during surgery. After removing the breathing tube, the individuals showed sore throat symptoms. This study shows that those who gargling with licorice root for about 1 - 15 minutes before the procedure can remarkably decrease symptoms of sore throat that follow the surgery. 

Licorice Root Tea


Side Effects of Licorice Root Tea

Using licorice root tea is safe but in moderate amounts. Long-term consumption of large amounts can result in serious side effects. Continue reading to find out what to watch out for when drinking this herbal tea.


This tea may not be safe for pregnant women. A study published in the US found that taking glucocorticoids that are the natural constituents of this root could result in a higher risk of cognitive and psychiatric issues for the children. Another research states that excessive use of licorice root could result in premature births.Pregnant women or those who are trying to get pregnant should avoid drinking this tea. Make sure to talk to a qualified healthcare specialist before the consumption of herbal supplements during pregnancy.

Drug Interference

Licorice could interfere with medications that balance potassium and blood pressure levels. Furthermore, this root could cause negative reactions when mixed with adrenal gland pills, blood thinners, and hormonal remedies including birth control medications. Licorice may also interfere with water retention control pills.

Low Potassium Levels

Drinking excessive amounts of licorice tea may lead to low potassium levels. Some of the symptoms of low potassium levels are high blood pressure, exhaustion, heart disorders, and irregular heartbeat rate. You should be careful to limit the use of substances that contain glycyrrhizic acid (like licorice root tea) to one hundred milligrams per day to prevent bad effects.The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) doesn’t approve the consumption of licorice root tea for treating illnesses and ailments. You should always seek professional advice from a healthcare specialist before the consumption of herbal teas as they could interfere with some medications and cause issues for those with different health problems. A doctor can also guide you and tell you about the potential benefits and side effects related to licorice root tea. 

Licorice Root Tea


Licorice Root Tea Recipe


  • 1 tbsp of licorice root tea
  • Eight to ten ounces of water
  • Sweetener (optional) - try with sugar, rock candy, or different sorts of natural sweeteners


  1. Boil the water in a kettle.
  2. Pour some of the roots into a teapot and then add the boiling water.
  3. Put on the lid and wait for about 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. The herbal tea is ready and you can pour it into teacups. Add a sweetener if desired and enjoy.

Interesting Facts that Make You Love Licorice Root Tea Even More

This herbal tea has been used as herbal medicine for a long time and has also been used to flavor various candies and sweets. This natural treatment has long been used to help with different problems from erectile dysfunction to heart diseases. Recent medical studies state that there may also be benefits for oral health, skin health, and digestion.Remember to seek help from a qualified healthcare professional before using licorice root as a natural treatment. Be careful to always buy organic loose-leaf blends and not tea bags as these bags may have additional substances that may not completely infuse the taste as well as loose-leaf tea. 

Torshi Tareh

Wash the rice and mix it with some salt and water. Put it on the hit so it cooks slowly. Wash and clean the vegetables too. After the vegetables are rinsed chop them completely.Sauté the mashed garlic and then sauté the chopped vegetables along with garlic. Add the mixture of the sauteed garlic and vegetables to the cooked rice. Chop the spinach bigger than the other vegetables and pour it into the stew.If the stew is too watery turn up the heat until it evaporates. Add the sour orange to the stew slowly and taste it to see whether the sourness is enough or not.In the end, sauté the rest of the mashed garlic with some turmeric and oil and pour it along with the eggs and some salt into the stew and stir nicely. After bubbling up a bit, turn off the heat.Ingredients:

  • Fresh spinach: 1 kilo
  • Vegetables (coriander, mint, parsley, and dill): 500 g
  • Oil: Necessary amount
  • Rice: 4 tbsps
  • Eggs: 4
  • Garlic: 1 – 2 bulbs
  • Sauteed onion: 2 – 3 tbsps
  • Sour Orange: Necessary amount
  • Salt and black pepper: Necessary amount

Mirza Ghasemi

First, you need to barbecue the eggplants (or you can put them in the oven instead). Then, peel the eggplants and separate their tops. And then chop them finely with a cleaver.Now it is the tomatoes’ turn. Put them in hot water and peel them and chop them finely. Crush the garlic and pour it into the oil that has been put on the heat before and sauté it a little.Then, add the prepared eggplants and tomatoes to the pan and sauté them along with the garlic. Continue until their water evaporates and until the ingredients release some oil.Now add a little bit of salt and pepper to it, set the mixture to one side of the pan and crack the eggs in the other side and stir till they are firm.Then mix the eggplants and the eggs (all of the ingredients inside the pan). Now, your Mirza Ghasemi is ready and you can serve it in a dish. Enjoy!Ingredients:

  • Medium eggplants: 5
  • Tomatoes: 2
  • Garlic: 1 bulb
  • Eggs: 3
  • Oil, pepper, and salt: Necessary amount

Baghali Ghatogh (Baghela Ghatogh)

Like Mirza Ghasemi and Morgh-e Torsh, Baghela Ghatogh is an original dish of the northern part of Iran that has many fans, and cooking it is not so complicated. To prepare this delicious Persian meal you need to pour some oil into a pan first and add garlic to it and sauté it on a gentle heat for a while.Do not sauté the garlic for too long, catching the sauteed smell of garlic is enough. Add the flageolet beans (Pache Baghela or Rashti Beans) to the ingredients and saute them with the garlic for about 2 to 3 minutes.Add turmeric and stir nicely until the ingredients are mixed completely. Then add the dried dill. You can also use fresh dill instead. After adding the dill pour one to one and a half glasses of boiling water along with some butter and put on the lid until the stew is cooked completely.When the beans are cooked and the water of the stew is evaporated, add some salt and pepper to the ingredients and then crack the eggs into the stew. Be careful not to stir the eggs in the stew after cracking. Breaking the egg yolks slowly is enough.Ingredients:

  • Flageolet beans / Pache Baghela: 2 cups
  • Eggs: 2
  • Dill: 2 tbsps
  • Grated garlic: 3 tsps
  • Butter: 20 g
  • Turmeric: 1 tsp
  • Salt and pepper: Necessary amount

Shesh Andaz

Peel the eggplants and slice in circles. Pour some salt on the eggplants, put them into a container and leave it for about 2 hours so that the probable bitterness is gone.It absorbs less oil while you are frying them too. Put a pan on the heat and pour some oil in it until it is heated up.Then saute the walnuts inside of it. Add the sauteed onions along with turmeric to the walnuts, saute them for a few minutes so that the raw smell of turmeric goes away.Pour pomegranate molasses along with 2 to 3 cups of lukewarm water into a pot and allow the stew to cook finely on a gentle heat. While the stew is cooking, add some salt and pepper to it. Wash the salted eggplants with cold water so that the extra salt is washed away.Rinse them and fry them with oil. Then add the fried eggplants to the stew so it becomes thick and let it cook slowly. You can serve this delicious stew with steamed rice and enjoy the meal.Ingredients:

  • Thin seedless eggplants: 5
  • Sauteed onion: 4 tablespoonsful
  • Pomegranate Molasses: 2 tablespoonsful
  • Minced walnut: 300 g
  • Salt, pepper, turmeric, and oil: Necessary amount

Chicken Kuku or Kuku Morgh

First, you need to put the chicken along with some onion, salt, turmeric, and water on the heat, so they cook. After the chicken is cooked shred it nicely.Then put a pan on the heat and pour some oil in it till let it heat up. Pour the sliced onions into the oil and sauté them. Separate the extra oil from the sauteed onions by pouring them into a sieve.Add it to the shredded chicken. Crack the eggs inside a bowl separately and stir nicely. Then add the onions and the shredded chicken to it to make a soft mixture.Pour some soil inside another pan and after it is heated up, pour the mixture into it. The heat should be medium and the lid must be put on until the eggs are cooked.After 10 minutes the Kuku is fried. Now, you should turn it over so the other side fries too, and then the food is ready to serve.Ingredients:

  • Chicken breast: 1
  • Eggs: 4
  • Medium-sized onions: 2
  • Saffron: Optional
  • Barberry: Necessary amount
  • Salt and turmeric: Necessary amount

Shesh Andaz-e Bademjan

Peel the eggplants and slice in circles. Pour some salt on the eggplants, put them into a container and leave it for about 2 hours so that the probable bitterness is gone.It absorbs less oil while you are frying them too. Put a pan on the heat and pour some oil in it until it is heated up.Then saute the walnuts inside of it. Add the sauteed onions along with turmeric to the walnuts, saute them for a few minutes so that the raw smell of turmeric goes away.Pour pomegranate molasses along with 2 to 3 cups of lukewarm water into a pot and allow the stew to cook finely on a gentle heat. While the stew is cooking, add some salt and pepper to it. Wash the salted eggplants with cold water so that the extra salt is washed away.Rinse them and fry them with oil. Then add the fried eggplants to the stew so it becomes thick and let it cook slowly. You can serve this delicious stew with steamed rice and enjoy the meal.Ingredients:

  • Thin seedless eggplants: 5
  • Sauteed onion: 4 tablespoonsful
  • Pomegranate Molasses: 2 tablespoonsful
  • Minced walnut: 300 g
  • Salt, pepper, turmeric, and oil: Necessary amount

Anar Avij Stew (Pomegranate, Walnut, and Herb Stew)

First, you need to buy the herbs mentioned in the ingredients, chop them, and sauté them in a pan and put them aside. Grate the onion, put it inside a pan, sauté them with a bit of turmeric until the color of the onion turns gold.Mince the walnut based on the recipe. Knead the ground beef with some salt, pepper, and herbs. Some people use chicken instead of beef in the stew. Now, sauté the previously sauteed herbs along with walnut, and onion and season them with salt and pepper, and pour them into a pot. (this stew is originally cooked inside a traditional vessel called Gamaj which is made of clay)Sauté the tomato paste, pomegranate, and plum molasses and pour it inside the pot. For more sourness, you can add more sour pomegranate molasses or some verjuice.Make meatloaves out of the kneaded ground beef and fry in oil. Put that pot on a gentle heat so that the walnut is cooked and the walnut oil appears on the stew. So, it is important to put it on gentle heat or use a piece of ice instead. After it is done, you can add the meatloaves to the stew and serve it to your friends and family.Ingredients:

  • Ground beef: 350 g
  • Minced walnut: 250 – 350 g
  • Sour pomegranate molasses: 2 tbsp
  • Plum molasses: 1 tbsp
  • Onion: 1
  • Chopped herbs: 250 g (100 g of leek, 80 g of parsley, 50 g khalvash, and 50 g mint). You can use more mint instead of khalvash
  • Tomato paste: 1 tbsp

Aloo Mosamma Stew (Persian Chicken and Plum Stew)

First, season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Pour some oil into a pan and put it on the heat till it is heated up. Now, fry the chicken finely inside the oil. After one side is fried turn them over so that the color of the other side turns gold too. Take the pieces out of the pan and put them aside.Pour the finely chopped onions into the oil and sauté them until they are lightened and the color turns gold. Now, add some turmeric and sauté it until it loses its raw taste.Add the plums and dried apricots and sauté them too. If you like the sour taste use sour plums otherwise use sweet-and-sour plums. Then you need to add the tomato paste and heat it until it loses its raw taste. Sautéing the tomato paste not only adds more flavor but also gives a nice color to the food.After it is sauteed, pour salt and pepper in it and add the fried chicken pieces along with a few glasses of hot water and some sugar. Put on the lid of the pan and allow it to cook slowly on a gentle heat.This stew must not be too watery. Therefore, you shouldn’t add too much water so it releases oil. You can add the heated saffron in the final 30 minutes. Taste the stew and depending on your taste add sugar or verjuice to balance the sweetness or sourness.After the stew released oil. Turn off the heat, wait for 5 minutes and serve it along with steamed rice.Ingredients:

  • 4 pieces of chicken breast or drumsticks
  • 2 medium onions
  • 8 damsons
  • 8 dried apricots
  • 1 tbsp of tomato paste
  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • 1 tbsp of heated saffron
  • Necessary amount of black pepper and turmeric

Sir Ghalieh

Soak the split peas a few hours before cooking. Wash fresh garlic leaves and chop them into half-centimeter pieces. Chop the chicken or duck into smaller pieces, separate the bones and fry them in oil.Slice the onion and sauté it in some oil until the color turns cold. Then add the garlic leaves to the onion and sauté a little. While sauteing the garlic leaves, add pepper and turmeric along with soaked split peas and stir nicely.Mix the onions with the fried chicken and add some water and allow them to cook and soften on moderate heat. Crack the eggs in a bowl and stir nicely with a fork and after the meat is cooked and the food lost most of its water add the eggs to the stew and after 5 minutes turn off the heat.Now this delicious meal is ready to serve.Ingredients:

  • Chicken or small duck: ½
  • Medium onion: 1
  • Garlic leaves: 3
  • Split peas: 1 cup
  • Salt, pepper, and turmeric: Necessary amount

Kooyee Tareh (Leek and Squash Stew)

Put a pan on the heat, pour some oil in it, and wait till it is heated up. Then sauté the garlic in it. Peel the cooked squash, mash it with a fork, make a puree out of it, and add it to the sauteed garlic.Mix the tomato paste, sugar, pomegranate molasses, minced walnuts, some salt, pepper, and turmeric along with 2 glasses of water and allow it to cook on a gentle heat for about 2 hours.Then add the sauteed garlic and squash along with some golpar (Persian hogweed) and stir nicely until a thick mixture is formed and your dish is ready to serve.Ingredients:

  • Squash: 1/2
  • Garlic cloves: Three
  • Walnut: 150 g
  • Pomegranate sauce and tomato paste and sugar: Two tablespoons each
  • Salt, pepper, turmeric, golpar (Persian hogweed), and spices, plus water: Necessary amount

Iran Visa for Bangladeshi Citizens

Iran Visa for Bangladeshi Citizens

How to Obtain Iran Visa

Today, obtaining any type of visa from the embassy of any desirable country is a bit difficult. The process of applying and getting a visa may take a lot of time and energy. Hogo Travel Team tries to make this process easy for you by using its 14 years of experience in the tourism industry. Iranian visas can be issued to tourists who travel to Iran, their friends, and family. It can be issued for an individual or a group.

Types of Iran Visa:

Foreign visitors can get two types of visas based on their area of activity:
  1. Tourist Visa

In order to get your Tourist Visa, you can refer to an embassy or consulate of Iran, or apply through the e-visa website of the Iran Ministry of Foreign Affairs or seek the help of professionals by filling the Iran visa application form of Hogo Travel.
  1. Visa on Arrival (VOA)

You can collect your Visa on Arrival at one of the International airports of Iran regarding your place of arrival. To make sure you won’t face any inconvenience at the airport you can get an Iran Authorization Code by contacting us through our email.Notes:
  • We recommend the latter especially during the high season and suggest that you make the necessary preparations in order to avoid facing any possible issues.
  • Hogo Travel can also provide any sort of visa such as an Investment or Business visa for you.

Iran Visa for Bangladeshi Citizens

Different Ways of Getting Your Iran Visa

  1. Hogo Travel Visa Services

Hogo Travel tries to make the visa application process easier for its clients. You just need to fill the Iran visa application form and submit the required documents and pay the application fee. We will send your request to the Iran Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and once your authorization code is ready, you will be directed to your desired destination with the required documents to collect your visa. Why should I apply through Hogo Travel?Hogo Travel experts minimize the chance of rejection and make the process of getting your Iran visa as fast as possible at a reasonable price. 
  1. Iran's Electronic Visa or E-Visa Website

 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran has created an E-Visa website, through which you can take the first steps in getting an Iranian visa. However, this does not shorten the process of obtaining a visa.Note: We strongly recommend not using this method in order to apply for a visa if you are a citizen of the US, UK, and Canada. Please check out the section of the Iran Visa page related to visa for the US, UK, and Canadian citizens.Step 1: Apply for a visa online Apply for your visa via Electronic Visa Service of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of I.R.Iran.Step 2: Choose the location you want to collect your visa There are two ways of collecting your Iran Visa Sticker:
  1. Before arrival: at any of Iran's embassies or consulates listed on the E-Visa application form.
  2. Upon arrival: at any of Iran’s international airports (citizens of the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada are not eligible to get a Visa on Arrival).
 Step 3: Submit the required documentsForeign visitors should present the following documents to complete their online application form
  • High-quality scanned image of your passport
  • A digital passport-size photo
  • Detailed Resume (only US, UK, and Canada)
  • Complete travel itinerary (only US, UK, and Canada)
Step 4: Get your Visa Authorization CodeAs soon as your Visa Sticker (Authorization Code) is ready, the website will inform you by sending you an email.Step 5: Pay your visa feeYou should pay your visa fee when you want to collect your visa. You can pay it in two ways:
  1. Before arrival: at any of Iran's embassies or consulates listed on the E-Visa application form.
  2. Upon arrival: at any of Iran’s international airports (not for US, UK, and Canadian citizens)
Note: The options for payment vary according to your nationality and pick-up location.Step 6: Travel to IranCitizens of 13 countries that are not eligible for getting Iran Visa on Arrival, including the US, UK, and Canadian citizens.Step 7: Purchase Travel and Health Insurance at the AirportThe travel and health insurance fee is about 15 Euros. You can also get your insurance via Hogo travel’s travel and health insurance service.For further information and help refer to the VOA counter. Step 8: Submit all the required documentsAfter arriving at the immigration counter, you should submit the following documents:
  • Passport
  • Travel & health insurance
  • Visa Sticker
  • Hotel reservation (if any)
  • Detailed resume (US, UK, and Canada Only)
  • Complete travel itinerary (US, UK, and Canada Only)
Step 9: Enter IranAfter obtaining your Iran visa sticker on separate pieces of paper you can enter Iran.Note: 
  1. Visitors from the US, UK, and Canada may be asked further questions regarding the purpose and length of their trip.
  2. We have received many reports from travelers that their efforts to apply for Iran visa through the E-visa website have not been successful, as the status of their applications is "pending" all the time. So, if this occurs to you, you have two options:
1) Contact the embassies or consulates of Iran listed on your online application form, or2) Apply through an Iranian travel agency or through Hogo Travel. 
  1. If you wish to enter Iran through one of its land border crossings, you need to apply for your visa and have your visa sticker beforehand. In order o get your visa before arriving at any of Iran’s border crossings, you can apply through any of Iran’s embassies or consulates. But note that before going through this stage, you need to get your authorization code. To get your authorization code, you can apply for a visa through the Iran E-visa Website or by contacting Hogo Travel.
  2. Citizens of Afghanistan and Bangladesh must apply via embassy or consulate.

How to Get an Iran Visa from the US

          3. Iran's Embassies and Consulates

This is the most traditional way of obtaining a visa through which the applicants refer to the country’s embassies or consulates in order to get their visa. However, this process takes a lot of time and effort and the person must visit the embassy or consulate several times in order to get his/her visa. Prior to referring to the embassy, you need to get your visa authorization code via your relatives, your host business partners, or via travel agencies in Iran or those who offer services related to Iran in their country.You can apply to get your authorization code via Hogo Travel visa services by contacting our email.If you tend to get your visa from an embassy or consulate you must take the following steps:Step 1: Refer to an embassy or consulate and make an appointment See the list of Iran's embassies or consulates throughout the world.Download the Visa application form from the desirable embassy or consulate.An appointment date will be set and you will be informed about the required documents you need to take to the embassy or consulate.Step 2: Get an Authorization CodeYou need to get an Iran Authorization Code via your relatives, your host business partners, or via travel agencies in Iran or those who offer services related to Iran in their country.Hogo Travel can provide this authorization code for you. You just need to contact our email.Step 3: Prepare all the documents neededTo apply for Iran Visa, you need to prepare the following documents:3.1. Documents for the online application form 
  • A scanned copy of your passport
  • A digital, passport-size photo
3.2. Documents for presenting to the embassy 
  • Original Passport
  • Two Passport size photos
  • Two copies of your passport
  • A completed Iran Visa Application form (provided by the embassy or consulate)
  • Detailed Resume (Only US, UK, and Canada)
  • Complete travel itinerary (only US, UK, and Canada)
  • Authorization number from Iran Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Hotel reservations (all of the information about the hotels' names, contacts, dates, addresses, and cities).
  • Iran visa fee (paid inside the consulate and only in cash)
Note: The citizens of the US, UK, and Canada should apply for Iran visa through Iran's embassies or consulates.However, since personal applications are mostly subject to failure, we strongly recommend applying for a visa through Hogo Travel or any other reliable agencies in Iran. For more information about the terms and conditions pertaining to the US, UK, and Canadian citizens, please check out the Visa for Visitors from the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada section of our visa page.Step 4: Pay the visa feeAt this step, you need to attend your appointment (call the embassy or consulate in your country), submit all the required documents, and pay the visa fee in cash. Iran visa fee can differ based on your nationality and you should pay the stated amount at the embassy and consulate to which you submit your documents.Step 5: Collect your Iran visa stickerThe embassy or consulate will inform you when your visa is ready. Visas are often issued on the same day but in some cases, it may take more time.Step 6: Buy your Travel and Health Insurance We recommend purchasing your travel and health insurance before leaving your country. You can buy the insurance via a local insurance agency or Hogo Travel insurance services, otherwise, you can purchase the insurance when you arrive at one of Iran’s international airports.Step 7: Submit all the required documents and enter IranAfter arriving at the immigration counter, you should submit the following documents:
  • Passport
  • Travel and Health Insurance
  • Visa Sticker
  • Hotel Reservation (if any)
  • Detailed resume (only US, UK, and Canada)
  • Complete travel itinerary (only US, UK, and Canada)
Note: the US, UK, and Canadian citizens may be asked further questions regarding the purpose and length of their trip.After getting the appropriate entrance stamp, you are ready to enter Iran and start your journeyNote: Citizens of Bangladesh and Afghanistan who wish to visit Iran are required to refer to the embassy or consulate of Iran in their own country and complete the application form in person. 

The Validity of Iran Visa

Normally a Tourist Visa is valid for up to 3 months, though you can extend your visa for another 30 days during your stay in Iran. 

Iran Visa for Bangladeshi Citizens

Iran Visa for Bangladeshi Citizens

According to the Henley Passport Index in global ranking in 2019, Bangladeshi citizens who hold ordinary Bangladeshi passports can get Visa On Arrival from 41 countries and regions. Based on this report, the Bangladeshi passport ranks 99th among other countries in terms of travel freedom. However, Bangladesh and Iran have never had any major political or economic deals, but have always shown interest to expand bilateral cooperation. In the case of tourism, many Bangladeshi citizens often choose Southeast Asia as their travel destination. But Iran has always been a popular destination for Bangladeshi citizens who want to get to know Iran’s history and culture. It should be noted that Bangladeshi citizens cannot get an Iran Visa On Arrival (VOA), but getting an Iran tourist visa is not so difficult. Now we try to explain everything a Bangladeshi citizen needs to know about applying and getting an Iran visa. 

Different Types of Iran visa for Bangladeshi Citizens

Except for the Iran VOA, Bangladeshi passport holders can apply for any other type of Iran visa. One of the most popular types of Iran visa for Bangladeshi citizens is Tourist Visa. However, you can also apply for other types of visa such as business (for a short period of time), temporary worker visa, pilgrimage, transit (often valid for 3 days), student visa, parent visa, and spousal visa or marriage visa. Therefore, we try to elaborate on the requirements a Bangladeshi needs for applying for an Iran tourist visa. 

How Can a Bangladeshi Apply for an Iran Visa

Except for the citizens of a few countries, all other foreign travelers (including Bangladeshis) are required to get a visa to travel to Iran. As a Bangladeshi passport holder, you can apply online in order to get an Iran tourist visa. As of April 2017, Iranian Embassy has made it obligatory for all applicants to apply online to receive an Iran visa. You can refer to the Iranian Embassy in Dhaka to apply for an Iran visa, but you need to know that the visa application process will be processed online. Furthermore, many travelers have said to experience long waiting times and have had high rejection rates after they have applied for a visa in person. Therefore, we recommend applying for your Iran visa through Hogo Travel to experience fastness, efficiency, low processing fee, and good customer support. It doesn’t matter through which agency you want to apply for your visa; The first thing to do is to fill in an online application form and pay the required fee. After a few days (in some cases a few weeks) the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs will give you an Authorization Code. If you apply through Hogo Travel for a visa, we will get the code and send it to you as soon as possible. After receiving the code, you know that your visa is ready and can be collected either from an Iranian embassy or consulate or from an international airport in Iran. But make sure to specify where you want to collect your visa while filling in your Iran visa application form. 

Iran Visa Requirements for Bangladeshi Passport Holders

Before you begin the applying process, please make sure you have all of the following information: 
  • Passport Number
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Residential Address
  • Purpose of visit
  • Dates you intend to stay
  • Cities or areas where you will be traveling
You also need to have the following documents when you are filling in the online Iran visa application form: 
  • A passport that has the validity of at least 6 months and two blank pages
  • A standard passport-sized photo
 After you filled in the online Iran visa application form, you should wait until you get your authorization code. Then, depending on your choice in the application, you can collect your Iran visa from an Iranian embassy or consulate or an international airport in Iran where you can get your visa. To collect your Iran visa, you are also required to: 
  • Submit your original passport to the officer.
  • Submit a printed authorization letter you received to the officer.
  • Pay the visa fee (30 euros for Bangladeshi citizens). Note that you must only pay this money in cash (Euros/USD).
  • Submit valid travel insurance. While you are collecting your visa at the embassy or an international airport, you need to have a printout of your travel insurance with the validity of your duration of stay in the country. You can also purchase insurance through Hogo Travel.

IsfahanIran Visa Extension

 It is really cheap and quite easy to extend your Iran Visa. Visitors can stay in Iran for up to 30 days, even though an Iran tourist visa is valid for 3 months. However, you can extend your visa at most two times without difficulty. A 30-day visa plus two times extension gives you 90 days. You can apply for your Iran visa extension through any Police Office of Foreign Aliens in major cities.The documents required for extending your Iran Visa:In order to have your visa extended, you need to submit the following documents to the office:
  • Your passport
  • A copy of your passport
  • Two passport-size photos (for women it should be with head-scarves)
  • Your current visa or e-visa document
  • Filled out visa extension form
  • Visa extension payment receipt. The cost of renewing your visa is approximately 345,000 Rials which you must pay in cash at the Melli Bank.

The place where you can extend your visa:

You can extend your Iran visa at Police Offices of Foreign Aliens in major cities as follows:Tehran: You can extend your visa in Tehran at two immigration offices. One is placed in Dr. Fatemi Junction, towards Vali-e Asr Avenue and the other is located near Sepah Square. It is somehow difficult to extend your visa in Tehran and your extension will be partial rather than thirty days.  Tehran Police Office of Foreign Aliens Mashhad: The immigration office of Mashhad is located on Rahnamaee St. You can also apply for an Afghan visa in this city because it is easier to apply in Mashhad than in the capital. Mashahd Police Office of Foreign Aliens Shiraz: The best place to extend your visa is in Shiraz. Extending your visa is quite easy and quick in this city. The immigration office is located on Moddarres Blvd, near Vali-e Asr Square.Shiraz Police Office of Foreign Aliens Isfahan:  You can extend your Iranian visa in Isfahan from the immigration office near Azadi Sq, on Roudaki St.Isfahan Police Office of Foreign Aliens Yazd: The immigration office is located near Abouzar square, Kashani St. It may take more than a day for your extension to be ready. Tabriz: It is not the ideal place to extend your visa and we recommend not extending your visa in this city; since there have been many rejections reported in this city.Note: Workdays of the offices are from Saturday to Wednesday, from 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM. As they are often crowded we recommended referring to the office early in the morning.

Tips for Visa Extension

  1. Apply to extend your visa 1 to 3 days (not earlier) before the expiration of your current visa.
  2. For Women, the photo must be with hijab (headscarf).
  3. A few questions might be asked from you at the visa extension counter, such as:
  • Why do you want to extend your visa?
  • How many more days do you want to extend your visa?
  • Where are you staying during your trip?
  • Are you here for pleasure or work?
  • What do you do?
  • Do not mention that you're staying at a friend’s house. The authorities are very strict about it. Rather, tell them you are staying at a hotel. You can name the hotels you previously stayed in order to convince them completely.
  • There is no need to worry if they do not know English at the Melli Bank. Simply say the word “Visa” and they will help you.

International Airports in Iran

  • Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA)
  • Isfahan International Airport (IFN)
  • Kish International Airport (KIH)
  • Mashhad International Airport (MHD)
  • Shiraz International Airport (SYZ)
  • Bandar Abbas International Airport (BND)
  • Tabriz International Airport (TBZ)
  • Urmia (Uromieh) Airport (OMH)
  • Dayrestan Airport (GSM)
  • Kerman Airport (KER)

How to Get an Iran Visa from Canada

Countries Not Eligible for getting Iran Visa on Arrival

Citizens of the following 13 countries cannot get Iran Visa on Arrival (VOA), and should apply for visa by referring to any of Iran’s embassies or consulates before entering Iran:
Countries Not eligible for VOA
Sri LankaJordan
United StatesUnited Kingdom

Visa for the Citizens of Israel/ Holders of Passports with an Israeli Stamp

Israeli citizens are not eligible to receive any Iranian visa and do not have permission to enter Iran. In addition, holders of passports or any other travel documents bearing a visa or stamp from Israel up to 12 months prior to their Iran visa application are not eligible for any type of Iran visa. However, those applicants who were only born in Israel and now have acquired the citizenship of another country may obtain a visa under special circumstances. 

Kish Island Regulations: Needs No Visa

All foreign visitors, except those from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iraq, Yemen, Colombia, Jordan; Nepal, Somalia, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, United States, and Canada can enter and stay on Kish Island; for 14 days or less without submitting any visa.After arriving at Kish International Airport, foreign visitors do not need to submit a lot of documents except their valid passports. However, you may be questioned about the purpose of your travel. In order to avoid any misunderstandings and problems, make sure to bring all your verification documents, hotel reservations, etc. But after your photo and fingerprints are taken by the officials, your passport will be stamped and you will be free to explore the beauties of Kish Island for up to 14 days. 

No More Passport Stamp on Iran Visa

According to Mehr News the head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization announced that passports of foreign tourists who visit Iran will not need to be stamped.Since August 2018, the Iranian government has started to issue travel visa stickers on separate pieces of paper. In other words, the visa sticker is not attached to the travelers’ passports and the passports will not be stamped. The travelers are only required to carry the paper (Iran E-Visa paper or Visa Grant Notice) along with their passports during their stay in Iran. 

Visa for visitors from the United States and Canada

First, you need to send the required documents to the agency; so, the agency could apply for your visa and get your authorization code. The required documents are:
  • A completed Iran visa application form (presented by the embassy or consulate)
  • A high-quality scan/copy of your passport
  • A digital photo or 2 physical photos
  • Detailed Resume
  • Complete travel itinerary
Then you need to post your "Visa Grant Notice" along with your passport and money order to the Interest Section of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Washington, DC. It is important to keep in mind that the Interest Section of the Islamic Republic of Iran does NOT accept prepaid return envelopes. So, you should add another 40 dollars for postage fee to the visa fee (Americans are required to pay 80 dollars and Canadians 65 dollars) before you obtain a money order. It usually takes about two weeks for your visa to be ready, but if you want to receive it quicker, you should pay an extra 60 dollars.