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Old 22 Apr 2009
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Iranian Visa


I didn't want to hi-jack the other thread about Iranian visa's but i thought i'd let those waiting for this visa know of my success.

I hadn't realised that Iran had the unusual New Year so my application was delayed while that period lasted, so i was nervous since i had planned to leave the UK on 1st May. I used Magic Carpet following a recommendation, and the application left their office on April 10th which would have been a weekend day i think in Iran.

The good news is i received an email this morning with my authorization number and i now have one month in which to pick up my visa in Istanbul. I had chosen the Istanbul pick up as i thought it would take much longer to get, if i got it at all, but i could have got it in London with time to spare as it turns out.

Hopefully this will give some cheer to anyone waiting.
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Put mine in on 5th, but on 15th (when I was hoping for an answer) just got a request for a letter from my employer. Still waiting in Delhi, while I had previously intended to have been across the Pakistan border by the 10th . It wouldn't be so bad but it's 40 degrees here....................
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we waited for over 5 weeks for ours in london and then the declined it the b@stards! Has left us right in the shit now!!!
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Iran visa

Hey, good news. Got my Iran visa approval number yesterday , went to the Embassy in New Delhi this morning and they'd never heard of it .....

These things are sent to test us................
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we waited for over 5 weeks for ours in london and then the declined it the b@stards! Has left us right in the shit now!!!
Given all the hassle in getting an Iran visa (not to mention killer carnets) I am pretty pleased I passed it to the North via the Caspian sea and Turkmenistan, great place.
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We applied for ours just before leaving the U.K. Took about two weeks for code from Key2persia.com and we collected from Ankara, Turkey. Took 1/2 day in Ankara. Very easy.
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