Question: Have any Canadian passport holders had success recently in obtaining an Iranian visa. Is it mandatory to go through a third party these days (like uppersia) or can you just apply directly (in person or express post) to the Iranian Embassy in Ottawa.
Answer: Referring to the Iranian embassy usually takes a long time about 30 days so it is not suggested. By the way, some of the embassies ask for an invitation letter, in this case you have to use the first option. The best option is to fill in the visa form on http://www.uppersia.com/Iran-travel-services/iran-visa.html, it takes about 10 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.
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