Important information for fans travelling to Iran

Football Federation Australia would like to provide football fans travelling to Iran with important information including visa requirements, application processes and relevant contact information. Ticketing details for the match have also been included with the on-sale details to be confirmed.

Football Federation Australia will assist fans by providing general troubleshooting support through contacting the help inbox at, however all fans are strongly encouraged to seek individual advice and register with the Australian Government’s Smart Traveller by visiting -


Iraq v Australia

Shahid Dastgerdi Stadium, Tehran

23 March, 2017


Australian passport holders require a visa to enter Iran. Travellers planning on obtaining a visa on arrival should contact their nearest Iranian Embassy or Consulate for detailed information on requirements. If an application for a visa on arrival is rejected, the Australian Embassy will be unable to intervene.


Note: Due to the new regulations, all visa applicants, along with other required documents, must enclose the proof of an adequate medical travel insurance coverage from Iranian or Foreign Insurance Agents to allow the smooth processing of their application.

1. Complete two (2) visa application forms -

2. Attach two (2) recent passport photographs

3. Applicant’s passport (with at least 6 month validity and a minimum of two blank pages)

4. Reserved itinerary

5. Travel insurance

6. Money Order (Iranian Embassy) AUD$160

Send all documents via registered or express envelopes with complete name and address or a pre-paid addressed courier bag for the return of the passport. Please ensure that you keep your tracking numbers in a safe place until you receive your passport. Allow four weeks for the processing of your application.

Visa Department

Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran

P.O. Box 705

Mawson ACT 2607

You can contact the Embassy on -

(02) 6290 7000


Ticketing for this match is managed by the Iraq Football Association.

The Iraq FA will determine whether tickets will be available to purchase before the match through an online platform.

Tickets will be available to purchase at the gate.

The Iraq FA will provide Football Federation Australia with ticket purchasing options and ticket prices in the coming weeks which will be communicated to fans at

If you wish to be contacted directly once ticketing information has been made available, please ask to be placed on the waiting list by emailing


The Department of Foreign Affairs strongly advises travellers to pay close attention to your personal security at all times and monitor the media about possible new safety or security risks. In a consular emergency if you are unable to contact the High Commission, you can contact the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305.

Australian Embassy

No.2, 23rd Street

Khalid Islambuli Avenue

Tehran IRAN

Telephone: (98 21) 8386 3666

Facsimile: (98 21) 8872 0484



It is recommended that you register with the Australian Government’s Smart Traveller prior to travel and seek further information regarding safety, local customs, laws and healthcare in the Islamic Republic of Iran by visiting -