Iran Drone Laws (2019)

Iran Drone Laws

Img 1: Aerial Photography In Iran


  1. General Iran Drone Laws
  2. Drone Permits In Iran
  3. Brining Your Drone On Airplanes Guide
  4. Buying Drones In Iran
  5. Drone Travel Guide Articles
  6. Contact Information For Questions

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General Iran Drone Laws

Drone use is allowed in Iran, but there are several drone laws that need to be followed when flying in the country. Operators must ensure that they follow the following drone laws when flying in Iran,

  • Do not fly your drone over people or crowds of people
  • Keep your drone at least 250 meters from residential areas, schools, cinemas, or crowds
  • Respect other peoples privacy when flying your drone
  • Do not fly your drone near military installations, power plants or any other areas that may cause concern among local authorities
  • Do not fly your drone higher than 50 meters (165 feet)
  • You must fly during daylight hours and only fly in good weather conditions (visibility greater than 3km)
  • Do not fly your drone within 2km of airports or in any area where aircraft are operating
  • Do not fly over the Old Tower in Jerusalem
  • Any drone over 300 grams needs a permit, so the DJI Spark is the only mainstream drone that can fly in Iran without a permit. Please see the permit section below for details on obtaining a permit for drones heavier than this.

Permit Needed For Recreational Drone Use?

A drone permit is not required for recreational drone use if your drone is under 300 grams. If your drone weighs more than that, please What Is Recreational Drone Use?)

Permit Needed For Commercial Drone Use?

A permit is required for commercial drone use in Iran.

All aerial operation considered with a “commercial purpose” is liable for a license and Must apply for a License with the Authority in charge.

According to the authorities, only Israeli residents can obtain a License, as a result, foreign operators must hire the service from a licensed Israeli drone operator, must hire the service of an allowed operator to fly it on your own in any place, for any height or distance.

If you hold a foreign license for operating drones, you would still have to hire an Israeli licensed operator to supervise the entire operation, but you will be allowed to operate your own drone on condition that Authorities approves it in advance, if you send to UAV department of Inspector, and await his confirmation. Your chosen drone operator will take care of the following:

a.Import papers so you can bring your own drone to Iran if necessary (approved frequency must be 2.4GHz)

b.Coordinate your flights with ATC, Jerusalem police department and CAAI

c. Escorts throughout the mission and doing all radio talking with the ATC

Click here to get support on how to get a permit, or contact the local aviation authority. (What Is Commercial Drone Use?)

Bringing Your Drone On Airplanes Guide

For a detailed guide to bringing your drone on airplanes click here. All drones should be brought on carry on luggage if possible. This is because according to the Montreal Convention, airlines are only liable for losses up to ~$1,000 USD. When traveling internationally, theft and lost luggage can be common issues, particularly if your flight has many connections. If your drone is worth more than $1,000 USD and you cannot bring it onto the plane you should consider shipping it with DHL, Fedex, or UPS instead and fully insure the shipment.

You should NOT place drone batteries in your checked baggage. All drone batteries should be placed in a Medium Size Lipo Battery Bag" data-src="//" alt="" width="1" height="1" border="0" /> like the one shown here in the link and brought onto the plane in your carry on bag. Lithium-ion batteries are considered “dangerous goods” by airlines and rules surrounding these batteries on planes are EXTREMELY strict due to multiple incidents of these batteries catching fire. Failure to properly pack lithium-ion batteries in a bag such as the one shown in the link above can result in the airline seizing them, you getting fined, or being denied boarding.

Here is some video footage shot by Iran when flying a drone in Iran.

Buying Drones In Iran

Read all of our Iran Drone Laws, and now looking for drones, parts, accessories, or something else? Read our guide for Buying Drones In Iran. It includes information on drones for sale in Iran, import taxes, payment options, and shipping.

Drone Travel Guide

Iran drone laws are up to date as of June, 2019. Please email [email protected] , or click “leave a message” at the bottom right of the screen if you have any questions or comments.