Arpa Card is a prepaid Iranian Debit Card designed for international travelers to provide them access to the Iranian payment system (known as Shetab).

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Can I use a credit card in Iran?

Unfortunately, the answer is no, you cannot use international credit cards in Iran. You may have heard that the Iranian banking service is excluded from the international banking system.

As a result, international credit cards such as Master Cards or Visa Cards are useless in Iran and tourists to have no other choice rather than carrying cash with them all around the country.

However, the National Bank of Iran has taken a helpful step to resolve this problem by providing a Tourist Card to help tourists enjoy a safer and easier journey in Iran.

Come along with this post to know all about the Iran prepaid debit card for tourists just a few minutes.

What is Iran Debit Card?

To ensure the safety and security of tourists traveling to Iran, the National Bank of Iran has issued a Tourist Debit Card for the maximum amount of 10,000 Euros.

Customers can receive these prepaid cards due to submitting their passport and visa.

How to use Iran Debit Card?

Iran Debit card is issued under a certain expiry date and can be used to receive cash in Rials everywhere.

The cardholder can withdraw money from ATMs of all Iranian banks, purchase tickets at museums, or go shopping, and even use it for internet shopping services.

Remember to obtain the first password, a second password, and a user account and passcode to check your bank statement online while getting a Debit card.

The first password is for withdrawing cash from ATMs and shopping by POS devices.

The second password is for internet shopping services such as online recharge of cell phones and internet services.

You can change both passwords at the ATM of the bank that you got your debit card or in your panel in site.

What is the currency which Iran Debit Cards can be charged?

Iran debit cards can be recharged by different currencies such as Kr, EURO and AED.

Note that, at the end of your trip, you can simply receive the remaining amount in cash in Rials at the bank, or purchase any other currency you would like at exchange offices.

What are the features of Iran Tourist Debit Cards?

Please note that there is no Iran tourist credit card in the country and all you can find are debit cards.

Iran’s credit card is actually a new service with lots of limitations for Iranian citizens only and not for tourists.

Here are the features of Iran tourist Debit Cards for tourists:

  1. They can be used on every POS terminal in Iran.
  2. You can withdraw cash up to 2 million Rials from all ATMs on a daily basis.
  3. Online shopping services are available through these cards.
  4. Changing your first and second password is possible from the ATMs of the banks that you got your card.
  5. It is possible to exchange the remaining amount of debit card into international currencies at exchange offices.
  6. Balance inquiry is possible through internet, ATMs and POS terminals.
  7. It is not possible to transfer money to other cards from a Tourist Card.

Debit Card

28€

  • Valid Until 3 Years

  • Can Be Virtual with 4€ Discount

  • No Charge fee

  • Accpeted at every POS and ATM

  • Payment Gateway

  • Fast Setup

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