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You can apply for a UK visa in Iran, at the UK Visas and Immigration Visa Application Centre (VAC) in Tehran. If you are unable to secure an appointment at the VAC in Tehran, you can travel to another country to submit your application. Where you can apply depends on the type of visa you need.
You’re an Iranian national applying for a visitor visa
You can apply for a visit visa at any UK Visa Application Centre, anywhere in the world, including the application centres in Tehran, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.
You’re an Iranian national, resident in Iran, applying for any other type of visa
You can apply for any other type of visa at the UK Visa Application Centres in:
Appointments to make an application in Tehran are released weekly. If you are unable to secure an appointment at the Tehran Visa Application Centre, you will have the following options:
- Save your application and return later to see whether an appointment has become available or new appointments have been released. Your application will be saved for up to 250 days.
- Book an appointment at a Visa Application Centre in Abu Dhabi or Dubai. You can make this change without having to complete a new application.
- Return to the start of the process to complete a new application, selecting a different location at the outset. When choosing your location, please bear in mind that you can submit a visit visa application anywhere in the world but if you wish to apply for any other type of visa, you can only apply in Iran, the UAE or Turkey.
If you have secured an appointment at the Tehran Visa Application Centre, you will need to register on the website of our commercial partner, VFS BEFORE you attend the Visa Application Centre. Failure to register will delay your appointment.
If you have secured an appointment at a Visa Application Centre in Turkey, you will need to register on the website of our commercial partner, Teleperformance. Please note there is an additional fee to use the VAC in Adana and Antalya, Turkey. This fee will be added to your visa fee during the payment process.