This section explains what you need to do if you are currently in Iran and you want to apply for a UK visa.
The visa application centre at the British Embassy in Tehran remains closed until further notice.
We are currently unable to accept or process UK visa applications in Tehran.
Alternative arrangements for visa applicants
Iranian nationals wishing to submit an application for a visit visa only can apply at any visa application centre worldwide.
Iranian nationals, may submit applications for all visa categories at the following visa application centres in United Arab Emirates and Turkey:
- United Arab Emirates - Dubai and Abu Dhabi
- Turkey - Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Bursa and Gaziantep
All applications must be submitted online and attendance at the visa application centres is by pre-booked online appointment only. If you apply in Turkey you must pay for your application online.
Because of the current circumstances we may not be able to process visa applications within our published customer service standards.