Question: How long does it currently take to get an authorisation code through a travel agency? And how long would we then have to wait to get the actual visa from the embassy? We are German and British.
Answer: 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.