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?
Some details about Iran visa for British citizens are available below:
At the moment the British citizens need to take a escorted tour with an authorized travel agency so that they can get their visa and travel to Iran. They also cannot use their own vehicle to drive through Iran.
The process to get the Iranian visa invitation letter after booking a tour:
1. Fill in the visa form on this page. Usually it takes at least 30 working days to get your authorization 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. To get the details about the whole process check here and if you need more information or help let us know. Also you may consider our Iran package tours .