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.

Our services

Visas

We offer a visa service at the UK Visas &Immigration Visa Application centre in Tehran, open to all categories of visa applications. Please visit our UK visa page for more information.

Travel advice

Information on staying safe and avoiding problems when living or travelling abroad, with links to our embassies, high commissions and other diplomatic posts across the world is available on our travel advice page

Consular services including emergency travel documents

If you require routine consular assistance in Iran you should contact +44 1908516 666 Sunday-Thursday (inclusive) 07.30-14.30 hours. If you need to visit the British embassy for a consular issue you will need to make an appointment in advance using the above contact number.

In an emergency, including if you need an emergency travel document (ETD), you should contact the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on +44 20 7008 1500 (24 hours).

The British embassy can’t help with passport enquiries. Contact Her Majesty’s Passport Office if you need help.

International customers apply either online, or through an alternative locally provided service. Please be aware that you cannot currently apply for a British passport from Iran.

HM Passport Office is working to provide a service for customers in Iran. In the meantime, please continue to refer to the GOV.UK website to keep up to date with British passport application arrangements in Iran.

If you are in Iran and need to apply for a British passport, you should apply in a neighbouring country of your choice. Details of the application process can be found on gov.uk

For passport help and advice you can use the online enquiry form available on GOV.UK

Alternatively: Telephone (within UK): 0300 222 0000 From outside the UK: +44 (0)300 222 0000 Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm Weekends and public holidays, 9am to 5:30pm (UK time)

Our people

Nicholas Hopton

Nicholas Hopton

Chargé d’Affaires, Tehran

Contact us

British Embassy in Tehran

198 Ferdowsi Avenue
Tehran
11316-91144
Iran

If you require routine consular assistance in Iran you should contact +44 1908516 666 Sunday - Thursday (inclusive) 07.30 - 14.30. If you need to visit the British embassy for a consular issue you will need to make an appointment in advance using the above contact number.

In an emergency, including if you need an emergency travel document (ETD), you should contact the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on +44 20 7008 1500 (24 hours).

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