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The British Embassy represents the UK in Iran. Our job is to support the relationship between the UK and Iran by working closely with the Iranian authorities on bilateral and international issues and by deepening our understanding of Iran and its people. We have shared interests in a wide range of subjects, including a stable region and effective implementation of the nuclear deal; but believe it is equally important that we have a dialogue on issues where we have differences.

There is a sizeable Iranian community in the UK and Iran continues to attract considerable interest within the UK from academics, artists and ordinary citizens. We hope that in the future these links will develop and flourish. For the time being, Iranians will still need to apply in Abu Dhabi or Istanbul for visas for travel to the UK but we are looking at how to improve visa services in Tehran as the Embassy grows in size and capability.


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British Embassy Tehran

The British Embassy Tehran

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The British Embassy in Tehran

198 Ferdowsi Avenue

If you need routine consular assistance in Iran you should contact the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on +44 20 7008 1500. In an emergency, you should contact any EU Embassy in Tehran including the Swedish Embassy.