MillwallSean wrote:Not a major issue for most on this plane to get an Iranian stamp in ones passport (assuming the majority are Europeans). Most EU nations already allows for two passports. If a person needs to travel to the US and the US cause troubles due to an entry/exit stamp from Iran, just apply for a second passport where there are no stamps. Its the same procedure for us who have Israeli stamps and travel to the Middle East. While you are unlikely to see trouble, even the risk of potential barriers to entry is ground enough to obtain a second passport. A nice letter of support from employer or family member and voila the issue is solved.
Cant say I have experienced to much trouble anywhere despite stamps from less visited nations. A few questions, an explanation of work and voila I am in.
Uh... No. You can't go to Iran an then simply VWP back into the US using a second passport. The question on the ESTA is "have you been to Iran" and not "Do you have a stamp from Iran in this particular passport". You could try, but you'd be lying and in some serious trouble the next time you enter the US, which would probably be your last visit to the US.
When I needed to travel to the US after having been to Iran, I applied for a tourist visa which is a rather straightforward procedure. I have thisin my passport now and it's valid for 10 years. When the agent asked me why I'd been to Iran I told him the whole simple truth: to fly with old airliners. Made perfect sense to him, and I had my approval in less than a minute.
I strongly suggest anyone in a similar situation do the same. Even if your MAX got diverted to Shiraz and your passport didn't get stamped. Get a US tourist visa and you're good to go, tell them what happened, this is the correct way of doing this.