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Excuse me for being dumb but, did you have an authorisation, then sent in your passports and they were refused ?
we put our passports, invitation letter and money to the iranian embassy in london, we wanted to collect them from london before we left, it took them 6 weeks to then refuse the visa but would not give us a explanation!!!
Hi just for the record I'm trying to get my visa with Iranianvisa.com (for better or worse) and just got an email saying they are hpoing I'd have my number for Wednesday or Saturday next week (to pick up in Delhi) ?
I'll keep you posted how it goes as Iranian visas don't exactly seem to be flowing at present ???
Location: Aussie expat in Switzerland half way RTW
Originally Posted by MikeS
If they haven't received your payment, I can understand why they wouldn't be processing your application yet. After my payment went through, I got my approval number emailed through about 3 weeks later which was plenty time for me to get my visa in Quetta. Just make sure you haven't left it till the last minute.
Was your payment made through a bank transfer? How long did it take and what confirmation did they require?
Yeah, I had to sign up to some money transfer site that they use which initially take off a small amount from your account (like $0.02 or something) which you have to verify with them, then pay the $30 or whatever it was, so that adds a wee bit of time to the process, overall not too much hassle really. Just don't leave it till the last minute. Would need to check back through my notes for timescales but sure it was about 2 or 3 weeks once the payment was confirmed. I was travelling all that time so didn't really affect me at all. I got emailed my code when I was on the KKH, so could collect my visa in Quetta when I eventually got down there.
Originally Posted by TurboCharger
Was your payment made through a bank transfer? How long did it take and what confirmation did they require?
Hi, if you see my other posting I have now got an approval number through Iranianvisa.com, though they have no record of it yet at the Delhi Embassy ! In truth I only got the number about 8 last night, so perhaps they'll only fax it thorough to Delhi today ?????? Fingers crossed.
Hi, just for hte record I picked up my Iran visa today, in Delhi. I went through Iranianvisa.com which wasn't without its (minor) problems, but it seems who ever you go with it's a bit of a lottery (and I cocked up by applying bang on Iranian New Year and by not having an online payment facility set up in advance).
Iranianvisa.com (Sarah) did respond to all my emails (though not always the same day) and did not tell lies about when they thought I would/wouldn't get my approval number, etc. I'd use them again simply as they worked for me and I now know what time frame to be looking at.
For the record in Delhi it took a full week from accepting my paperwork to getting my visa back, when I've read it is normally 2-3 days. Someone else here has been given the same 7 day turnaround too, so this looks to be the norm in Delhi at least. As such don't expect to be whizzing in and out of Delhi, particularly if you need a Pakistan visa as well...you'll need two whole weeks most probably...
I've just had this response from about my application from IranianVisa. Is this the norm, or is this a prelude to a 'no'?
"The current results for applications by British passport holders are not very good and there are rejections and delays expected.
We are keeping an eye on your application status and will keep you informed."
Iranianvisa.com were also quite threatening with me, that if I didnt make immediate payment I would be blacklisted and unable to get into the country - ever! So I used moneybookers, not realising they took 2 fees from you!
Leaving me 40p short, again threatening emails until they had their 40p.
Still waiting for my auth code, if I'm getting one, its been 11 days so far and I paid for the fasttrack service.
Still not heard about mine either. I paid for the fastrack service, five weeks ago!!
I've just chased them up so will wait and see.
I think my plan if rejected is to go to one of the embassies in India, show them my pakistan visa and see if there's anyway they can let me in, even just with a transit visa. Anyone know if that's likely to work as I'm not keen on going through another agency, though I hear Stan Tours is pretty good.
Good luck to everyone waiting. See you at the border. Hopefully.
Bugger, have just been notified by iranianvisa.com that our application has been rejected by the MFA. We are currently in Delhi (British and Australian) so will now head to Pakistan to apply there directly, where we have heard about positive results for French nationals.
Anyone had any recent experience applying in Islamabad?
Any other suggestions....?
Cheers and good luck to everyone waiting,
P.s. Met an Italian guy in the Delhi Iranian embassy today who got a 7 day transit visa for Iran, 10 days wait for issue.
After nearly 2 months (paid extra for fasttrack and then extra again to move collection point to Istanbul) we were eventually told by IRANIANVISA.COM that we had been rejected. They asked if we had been rejected before. I replied 2 1/2 weeks ago and have still heard nothing. I'm not at all immpressed with their comunication. We have now just been rejected again in Erzurum after applying directley at the consulate here so now off to try and find a way through Syria etc.
There is also a French guy here who applied through iranianvias.com on the 11th May and he still hasn't had a code yet. They havn't replied to his e-mails for 2 weeks now.
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