UKBA Closes Visa Application Centre in Tehran.


The visa application centre at the British Embassy in Tehran is closed until further notice. UKBA is currently unable to accept or process visa applications from Iranian nationals in Tehran wishing to travel to the UK. Applications already submitted in Tehran are not currently being progressed.

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 Abu Dhabi 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 UKBA’S published customer service standards.

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