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Not sure if this will make a difference to UK travellers given you can't use bank cards anyway due to the existing sanctions. Though I did note one HU member recently went to Iran without any cash (!) and I believe they just managed to get some out of a Tehran bank so I guess that option might not be possible now.
It's probably just another prelude to an invasion anyway...
This will be a make or break difference for any traveller who runs out of cash. While cards can't be used in Iran it has been possible to have money transferred to one of the big banks, I think it was Bank Melli. I guess that means for Brits this is not an option any more, meaning there are no more options left!
There are some carpet/rug shops in the bazzar in Tabriz that have PDQ visa machines ( think the business is reg'd elsewhere or something?) and they will NOT sell you a carpet and give you your refund in Rials.
Well, i heard at the back end of last week that my application has been refused...........but only because my passport would have less than 6 months left on it by the time the visa was issued, so i've been told get a new passport and re-submit, so maybe it will be ok for any other UK travellers.
Pity any UK citizen who has to go to the Tehran UK Embassy for any consular assistance......
A UK news item today says that the Embassy staff are being evacuated. What was not clear is if that is for all staff or only those who are deemed non-essential.
Judging by the trashed state of the Embassy shown in the pictures it could be closed completely, for a while at least.
And if you hadn't worked it out for yourself already, you can forget about getting an Iranian visa in the UK -
"Nearby at Iran's consulate a small number of visitors were allowed inside to collect visas and passports. But the staff did not accept any new applications"
yeah this has been making my head-scratch lately too (I have a year-ish till setting off). Feels like the press and the west are grooming for war for the last few months. I hope it never happens. I guess we'll just have to wait and see how visa applications go from this point onwards. Alternative route could be from the end of Tajikistan (38.150386,74.802518) somehow (cheaply? in to china doubt it...) getting a days transit visa (the road is only 200km) for China and entering Pakistan from KKH...
Originally Posted by Jonnyoneye
Ho, ho, ho, the timing couldn't have been better for a UK passport holder to try and get a visa.
I applied for mine 4 days ago.....................
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