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Visa for Iran

Hello all,
i was wondering if there is someone whom can tell me if it is possible to get a visa for Iran in Turkey (i am an Italian Citizen but living/Resident in Ethiopia)and more or less how long it takes. I am planning to apply for a visa here in Addis (Ethiopia)but at the embassy they have told me that will have to contact the tourist office in Teheran ????
Any advise/suggestion is very welcome!
Thank you all and keep on smiling ...

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Originally posted by mauro:
Hello all,
i was wondering if there is someone whom can tell me if it is possible to get a visa for Iran in Turkey (i am an Italian Citizen but living/Resident in Ethiopia)and more or less how long it takes. I am planning to apply for a visa here in Addis (Ethiopia)but at the embassy they have told me that will have to contact the tourist office in Teheran ????
Any advise/suggestion is very welcome!
Thank you all and keep on smiling ...

Mauro
Hi Mauro, I spent most of December'03 in in and around Istanbul and out of around 12 people who applied to the Iranian consulate while I was there,at I think $62 a time, no one whose country was involved in the Iraq fiasco was given one. Do what I did, fly to India from Turkey, it's safer. Regards and the best of luck, Maja.
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Hi Maya,
thanks a lot for the reply even of not very much encouraging anyway , i will try my best to get a visa from here ...

Thanks for the suggestion to Fly to India ... i will see what to do ...

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Dear Susan Harvey and everyone else,
are you aware of any particular difficulties with the Iranian Visa as mentioned by Maja ??
Please if you do have any info .... would be much appreciated ....
Note that i have an Italian Passport
thanks a lot
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Hi Mauro,

It seems that getting a visa for Iran is a bit of a lottery at the moment. We have had lots of overlanders stay with us recently who have come through Iran and had no problems getting visas, but sometimes it can take a while (up to a month) to get hold of them.
However, we do know a couple of guys (including Ted Simon last year) who were refused visas. Much seems to depend on the political feeling in the Middle East at the time.
All I can say is go for it and try to get one - most people we know who've been through Iran have said the people are lovely and it's a great place and the same for Pakistan.

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Thanks a lot Harvey ,
yes i am trying to make it happen, and hopefully will happen.
I am planning to pass thru Delhi, sometime in Oct/Nov. i see that you are based there, maybe we can meet up for a drink or something like that..... anyway there is still time for that ..
Thanks again for the info.,

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Mauro,

Send us an email when you're heading our way. If we're still here you are welcome to pop in for a or two...

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hi mauro, could you let me know how you got on with your iranian visa in istanbul,i was planning to do this around august this year and im hoping that it is possible some how.
maybe if i tried getting it from another city in a different country ie athens ?????

our iranian embassy in australia told me visa were available (transit) in australia but are only valid for a month or so...
and do you have any info on pakistan visas.
i hope it works out, good luck...phil.

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hi mauro, could you let me know how you got on with your iranian visa in istanbul,i was planning to do this around august this year and im hoping that it is possible some how.
maybe if i tried getting it from another city in a different country ie athens ?????

our iranian embassy in australia told me visa were available (transit) in australia but are only valid for a month or so...
and do you have any info on pakistan visas.
i hope it works out, good luck...phil.

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Phil,
i did not get the visa yet, i applyed here in Addis Ababa - Ethiopia- and i am waiting ... i dont know how it will develop, if they dont issue it here in Addis i will try in Istanbul in september when i will reach there. We dont have a Pakistany Embassy here so i will try to get the visa probably in Turkey aslo for Pakistan.... I will keep u updated on the developments .. and you too let me know how it goes.
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Anyone who wants to meet up for a ride in Turkey / Iran, I will be there, solo with my XR650L in July/August. I am riding up from Jordan and Syria.

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Anyone who wants to meet up for a ride in Turkey / Iran, I will be there, solo with my XR650L in July/August. I am riding up from Jordan and Syria.

Can't wait.
I will be leaving Addis about the 20th of June going thru Ethiopia, Sudan,Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Turkey and plan to be in Turkey end August beg. Sept.
lest keep in touch and maybe we can meet up ...
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The latest info I have is from a Kiwi couple who got their visas in Ankara a month ago on the same day (!) they applied. I have asked them to post the details here...

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The latest info I have is from a Kiwi couple who got their visas in Ankara a month ago on the same day (!) they applied. I have asked them to post the details here...

Thansk Peter, that is good news, and hope to read the details ... 24 days to go .....

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Hi Mauro,
What the Iranians say about refering to Tehran is partly true. When i was applying for a visa in Pakistan for Iran (June, July 2003), they said the same due to Iraq issue and it didnt help when some countries put it in the axis of evil! Which it certainly is not.
The embassy should roughly know how long it will take, and i dont see why you shouldnt get it. Otherwise keep trying along the route. But if you have already applied, and if you can, wait for it. Then again i waited a month for a pakistan visa in Singapore and left without one, getting it easily in Nepal.
My Iranian visa was first aplied in Indonesia and it was quick. It expired closer to Iran, and even with a previous visa, the embassy in Pakistan still refered it to Tehran. Took 14days to get the visa, and about 3 visits and many phone calls to the embassy. Best of luck, Iran is one place worth going to, especially Esfahan , I used to fall in love in every street corner - beautiful women! And people are nice and very warm to foreigners.
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Hi Mauro,
What the Iranians say about refering to Tehran is partly true. When i was applying for a visa in Pakistan for Iran (June, July 2003), they said the same due to Iraq issue and it didnt help when some countries put it in the axis of evil! Which it certainly is not.
The embassy should roughly know how long it will take, and i dont see why you shouldnt get it. Otherwise keep trying along the route. But if you have already applied, and if you can, wait for it. Then again i waited a month for a pakistan visa in Singapore and left without one, getting it easily in Nepal.
My Iranian visa was first aplied in Indonesia and it was quick. It expired closer to Iran, and even with a previous visa, the embassy in Pakistan still refered it to Tehran. Took 14days to get the visa, and about 3 visits and many phone calls to the embassy. Best of luck, Iran is one place worth going to, especially Esfahan , I used to fall in love in every street corner - beautiful women! And people are nice and very warm to foreigners.
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Thanks a lot Dalbir,
i have applied here in addis already 2 weeks ago, and hoping to get it before my departure on the 20th of June (i still have some 20 days),if not i will follow your advise and ask on the route ....
Thanks also for the note that Iran is really worth visiting, is really great hearing that.
I will definetly visit Esfahan ...

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