Question: I will be travelling to Istanbul next month, arriving on a Sunday and hoping to go to the Iranian consulate on the Monday. Fingers crossed I will be able to get my visa issued by the Wednesday so I can catch the train to Tabriz that night. I am a UK citizen and will have a visa authorization code. Has anyone used the Istanbul consulate recently and how quickly was their visa issued?
Answer: Some details about Iran visa for British citizens are available below:
1. Fill in the visa form on http://www.uppersia.com/Iran-Visa-Box/iran-visa-authorization-reference-number-invitation-application-form.html, it takes about 10-15 working days to get your reference number and two working days to collect your visa at the embassy by direct referral or one working week by posting the docs to the embassy. You can pay the visa fee in cash in Iran.
2. Refer to the Iranian embassy in your country and ask for a visa to be issued for you. Usually this way takes longer time about 30 days.
To get details about the embassies just check: http://www.uppersia.com/Iran-travel-services/iran-visa.html