How to Get Iran Tourist Visit Visa from London

Iran is located in the Sothern and Western Asia and its a home to one of the world’s oldest civilization. Although, the country usually remains in the news for wrong reasons due to western propaganda, but still it had been able to drag 2.9 million tourists back in 2009. The country is strongly focusing on tourism as they have a plan to have nearly 20 million tourists annually by 2015. It’s a peaceful country that not only have lot of history to show, but also has a range of activities to offer such as hiking and skiing in the mountains of Alborz. While, on the other side it has beautiful beach by the Persian Gulf and Caspian Sea that is also a hot spot for several tourists. In general the people of Iran are also very warm welcoming and generous with strong interest in foreigners and their cultures. So if you are in London and want to explore this wonderful country, follow step by step guide to get Iran tourist visa from London.

Visit: Iranian Consulate in UK


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    Documents required for issuing of Iranian visas are as:

    a)   One duly completed visa application form no cross outs.

    b)   Applicant’s passport with at least 6 months validity and two free pages for visa stamp or sticker of Iran.

    c)     Non-UK nationals must provide British residence permit.

    d)    Two passport style photographs of applicant that should not be taken in a photo booth. Photographs should be recently taken with white background and full face should visible in them.

    e)    Deposit exact visa fee.

    f)    In case of post, applicant must use prepaid delivery service for return envelope.

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    Visa Application Form

    There are two ways to get the visa application form of Iran:

    Download visa application from here.

    Or get it from the Iranian Consulate

    Iranian Embassy

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    Visa Fee

    Visa fee of Iran is  £129 per person on British passports and it does not include the visa stamp fee that is charged by Irananian Consulate in London (see address above). As far as other nayionals or  European passports are concerend the visa stamp fee is currently around £54. Both the visa fee and stamp charges may vary according to nationality therefore, to learn about the exact charges contact directly to Iranian Consulate at this number +44 20 7937 5225.

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    Mode of Payment

    The Iranian Consulate accepts payment made either by cash or debit/credit card. Cheques are not accepted. For further details contact Iranian Consulate in London (address given above).

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    Check List

    It is neccessary that all applicants must once again revisit their supporting documents so they wouldn't face visa rejection because incomplete or incorrect submission.

    a)      Applicant must first re-check his or her passport vaildity period and number of free pages for visa stamp or sticker.

    b)      Check that you are providing residential proof of UK (in case of non-national of UK).

    c)       Check the size of your pictures, do they meet the criterea of Consulate.

    d)      Check that you have entered accurate visa fee.

    e)      If you are sending documents by post then send them by registered mail only so Consulate can return your passport by the same service.

    f)       Last but not least make sure that your visa application form is duly and completely fillid.

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    Visa application and other supporting documents can be submitted by visiting in person the Iranian Consulate in London (address specified above). Non UK and American nationals applicants can also submit their passport/documents by registered mail.

    Opening days of visa section are from Monday to Friday, except official holidays. Whereas, opening hours for clients and submitting documents are between 13:00 to 17:00.

    Answering of phone calls will begin at 10:00 am to 11:00 am, while appointments can be made between 8:30 am to 12:00 noon.

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    Processing Time

    The processing time period for an application is two to three weeks. After processing allow up to 2 - 4 business days before you are able to collect your Visa stamp at the Iranian Consulate.

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    Collect Visa

    Once the visa permit is issued after processing the applicant  will need to visit the Iranian Consulate in order to have the visa stamped in. If the applicant is British or american passport holder then, he or she have to do it in person.  All other nationalities who have sent their passport/documents by registered mail, don't need to come in person as they will get all documents by post.

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    Things Tourists are Allowed to Carry with Them

    a)     Tourists can carry along with them their miscelleneous items such as pocket size music player (ipod, mp3 player), toiliteries, medicines, sunglasses and small bag (to carry small items).

    b)    Apart from that women must make sure that they have also put scarf or hejab and full sleeve shirts in their baggage. As women are not allowed to come out of their accommodation in half sleeves and without a scarf.

    c)    Iranian food is well blend therefore if you like to have little spice in your meal then, do bring a hot sauce with you.

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