:: Passport valid for six months on exit
:: One blank visa page in passport
:: Two recent passport photographs
:: Completed and signed application form
:: Proof of UK residence
Non-UK passport holders must submit an original, valid UK residence card/permit, or have proof of residence in their passport.
:: Letter of authorisation
:: Visa reference number
The visa reference number is issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and must be obtained by your host or sponsoring organisation in Iran. The Ministry will send it to the consulate in the UK and receipt must be confirmed before your visa application can be submitted.
Travellers applying in London for the first time must be present at the consulate on the day of application in order to provide biometric information. This information will be kept on file for a year. We can still assist by checking your documents before the application is submitted, or submitting on your behalf if it isn’t your first application, and can also collect your visa once the application has been processed and approved.