Iran Visa Dublin
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Oct 27, 2012 12:40 PM Last Post By: clonton
Oct 14, 2012 4:33 PM
Iran Visa DublinHi - I am an Australian Passport holder and need some advice on getting an Iranian Visa. I plan to visit Iran (shiraz) on Dec 15 and then travel overland to Mashhad and then to Herat, Mazar-i-sharif in Afghanistan and finally into Uzbekistan.
Since the Embassy of Iran in London is closed, my next best option is the consulate in Dublin. I first plan to use Iranianvisa.com to get my approval number. But can anyone please tell me if the Consulate in Dublin:
- accept postal applications?
- also the visa fee for the consulate - I have read that I need to put the fee (in euros) as cash along with my application and send it to the consulate. Seems really strange.
- also a self-addressed envelope to send my passport back to me. Seems silly of me, but where can i get Irish stamps to place on a self-addressed envelope to send along with my application
I am a backpacker with a limited budget so actually going to Dublin to personally hand in my application is not an option for me.
Also, some people have said that you dont need to get an approval number prior to sending your application. Is this true?
Oct 20, 2012 3:33 PM
1Have you tried ringing them OP? They were very helpful when i rang last year but I know they have changed a lot of their procedures since the London embassy closed as they are so busy now.
I don't think they accept postal applications. I've read on another post here that it has to be handed in in person which is obviously difficult.
Never thought about the SAE and Irish stamps before - hmm interesting. Maybe you could put some extra money in to cover it.
Oct 21, 2012 6:03 AM
2See my thread on this here: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/thread.jspa?threadID=2262388
Last I heard was that Dublin wouldn't accept cash payments either, so you'd need an Irish postal order to accompany your Irish stamps! Given I was going to be in Brussels anyway, and even with the cost uplift for an "urgent" visa, it was a no-brainer for me.
Oct 27, 2012 12:40 PM
3Cheers guys, just confirmed that dublin doesnt accept postal applications any more. But a couple of other aussies on a similar forum advised that getting a visa on arrival should be straight forward as long as you have an itinerary and booked a couple of hotels - because the immigration at the airport will call them (no matter what time you arrive)
(4 star Hotel)
From US$100.20 per night
(3 star Hotel)
From US$93.81 per night
(3 star Hotel)
From US$160.69 per night