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New foreign office release regarding Iran

They are now advising against all but essential travel to Iran

they have now remove the families of Uk officials until things calm own

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They are now advising against all but essential travel to Iran

they have now remove the families of Uk officials until things calm own
Thanks for pointing this out.

The link: http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travelling-...th-africa/iran

If the couple who was denied an Iranian visa and were at the UK meeting last weekend are reading this, please PM me, I'd like to quiz you as I've been planning on crossing Iran around October and now may have to change plans if things don't calm down... even though experience says mainstream media & governments are fear-mongers, without a visa we're still not going anywhere...
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We have our visas but are now worried they may be revoked before we leave in 7 weeks.

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We had already got our visa numbers from Magic Carpet travel and sent them off today with our passports to the Iranian Embassy in London.
We also sent off today for our carnets, having already got the Pakistani visas.
If the Iranians refuse to allow our visa, we are very lucky that we have not yet paid the carnet fee of several thousand pounds.

A disruption to our dream of travelling through Iran to Nepal yes, but we have to wish the Iranian people well with their dream of a free election, they deserve our support I think.
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From my experiences at the Iranian embassy here in Delhi yesterday it looks unlikley they'll be issuing visas anytime soon.

It wasn't a direct no, more a go home to England and try from there because we have no options for you here. A fob off then. They did mention using a visa agency but as I've now been waiting 10 weeks to hear back from Iranianvisa.com (is this a new record) I don't hold out much hope.

That's why I'm desperately trying to get everything arranged to go up and over, through China and the Stans instead. A nuisance, but nothing near what the Iranian people are going through. I wish them well.
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