IRAN | The Visa Team | Global Travel Visa Company & Passport Specialists | Aberdeen, Glasgow, London & Dubai




Embassy Location: London, United Kingdom

Validity: Single Entry – This is likely to change in the coming months

Issue time:  Standard Service – 1 Week / Express Service – Next Day

Nationalities accepted: UK residents

Embassy Submission days: Mondays / Wednesdays / Fridays

Embassy Collection days: Mondays / Wednesdays / Fridays

Submission Method: For a first Iranian visa only, the applicant must attend the embassy in person on the day of application to give biometric information.
However, as the embassy retains the biometric information, attendance is not required for any subsequent visa applications.


PASSPORT – Standard passport, 6 month’ validity from date of entry required along with a minimum of two blank pages.

2 x APPLICATION FORMS – fully completed and signed in black ink and block capitals. Download application form by clicking HERE

2 x PASSPORT PHOTOS –  Please do not attach these to your application. We suggest you follow the UK passport office guidelines when having the photo taken –

LETTER OF INVITATION FROM THE EMPLOYER – this must be from the company you are working with in Iran.

  • The letter must be issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Iran
  • The letter must contain an official reference number
  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs must have sent a copy of the letter to the consular section of the embassy before we are able to submit the application.

UK LETTER OF GUARANTEE –  A letter of introduction issued by the applicants UK employer, this must:

  • Be addressed to the embassy
  • Be on company headed paper
  • Include the name of applicant
  • Specify the purpose of journey
  • Include the name of the organisation(s) to be visited
  • Match the letter of invitation with regards to the requested number of entries and length of visa required.
  • Include a confirmation of financial responsibility for the applicant
  • Be signed by the applicant’s manager or HR department

A template of this letter can be provided, please request this from your point of contact.

HEALTH AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE – This must be valid for the full period the visa is being requested for.

Application Process

STEP 1 – please scan and send the above detailed documents to your point of contact or, to be checked.

STEP 2 – On confirmation the documents are in order please arrange for the following original documents to be delivered to the address stated below:


STEP 3 –  The application will be couriered to our colleagues in Stockholm, here it will be submitted into the embassy at the first available date. Confirmation will be sent on confirmation from the embassy the application has been accepted.

Please note, the embassy accepting the application is not a guarantee that the application has been successful, the embassy reserves the right to request further details, rejection of the application is at the embassies discretion.

STEP 4 – On the visa being issued a copy will be scanned and emailed to the point of contact. Should you have stated your preferred return method on the processing form this will be sent immediately. We will endeavour to send the passport back on the day the visa is issued, this cannot be guaranteed.


Postal / Courier / Hand Delivery

The Visa Team

1 Lyric Square


London, W6 0NB

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 203 542 8011

The Visa Team recommends that all items being sent to ourselves are done using Royal Mail Special Delivery or any secure and trackable courier service. Our offices are open from 8.30 – 17.30 every working week day to receive mail.


TRAVEL HEALTH – It is always recommended you consult with your local physician before travel. You can have a look at the NHS website, for further advice.