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Closure of Tehran visa application centre: alternative arrangements for visa applicants in Iran
12 January 2012
The visa application centre at the British Embassy in Tehran is closed until further notice.
The British Embassy in Tehran is currently unable to accept or process visa applications from Iranian nationals in Tehran wishing to travel to the UK.
We will be contacting visa applicants who submitted an application in Tehran up to 29 November 2011 (inclusive) who have not yet received decisions or updates on their case.
All documents recovered from the British Embassy visa section at the time of the attack have now been returned to applicants or, if uncollected, to the issuing authorities.
Any further enquiries about missing passports or documents should now be directed to the Iranian authorities.
Alternative arrangements for visa applicants
Iranian nationals wishing to submit an application for a visit visa only can do so at any visa application centre worldwide.
Iranian nationals, who normally live in Iran, may submit applications for all visa categories at the following visa application centres in the UAE 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. It is mandatory for visa applicants in Turkey to pay for their applications online.
Please be aware that due to the circumstances it may not be possible to process visa applications within our published customer service standards.