Iranian nationals in Tehran wishing to travel to the UK will have to wait. For the border force is currently unable to accept or process visa applications from Iranian nationals.
The UK Border Agency said: `The visa application centre at the British Embassy in Tehran is closed until further notice.
`We are currently unable to accept or process visa applications from Iranian nationals in Tehran wishing to travel to the UK.
`Applications already submitted in Tehran are not currently being progressed’.
Elaborating on alternative arrangements for visa applicants, the UKBA said: `Iranian nationals wishing to submit an application for a visit visa only can do so at any visa application centre worldwide.
`Iranian nationals, who normally live in Iran, may submit applications for all visa categories at the visa application centres in Abu Dhabi and Turkey’
The address is: United Arab Emirates – Dubai and Abu Dhabi; Turkey – Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Bursa and Gaziantep
All applications must be submitted online and attendance at the visa application centres is by pre-booked online appointment only. It is mandatory for visa applicants in Turkey to pay for their applications online.
`Please be aware that due to the circumstances it may not be possible to process visa applications within our published customer service standards’, it added.