British passport holders do not require a visa to visit Armenia. The entrance stamp you receive on arrival is valid for a period of 90 days only. Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of six months from the date of entry into Armenia.
As of 17 May 2019 - FCO advises British-Iranian dual nationals against all travel to Iran. Due to this, we are unable to accept bookings from clients who meet these criteria.
An Iran visa is required by all nationalities and must be arranged prior to travel. It is important that you consult with your nearest Iran Consulate for the most up to date information regarding the visa process, costs and any relevant supporting documentation.
Depending on your nationality, part of the Iran Visa process is to obtain an authorisation code/invitational letter from the local Iranian authorities. Ramblers Walking Holidays will request this on your behalf at the earliest 3 months prior to departure; Iran authorities will not process any requests sent through earlier than 2 months prior to arrival. It has been known to take a minimum of 25 working days to process so please be aware. Please note: the invitation letter is on a group basis, this means you can apply for an individual visa, but it does not permit further independent travel before or after your tour.
In order for Ramblers Walking Holidays to obtain the necessary authorisation code/invitation letter on your behalf, we require a clear colour copy of your passport photo page and all pages with visas and/or country stamps to reach us 12 weeks (3 months) before you travel. In addition, you also need to supply us with further personal information including a head and shoulders digital photograph of the applicant in front of a white area, your job profession and a C.V./resume (max. 2 pages), username information for your social media websites (including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.), and email and telephone contact details (this is the same information you will provide on your visa application form). Ramblers will be in contact with you regarding this information no later than 12 weeks before you travel. Please note the authorisation code is only valid for 30 days from issuance. We realise this may be frustrating, but it means you are less likely to have your visa refused.
You can submit your application for your visa, once Ramblers has obtained your authorisation code/invitational letter and sent it through to you. Please note, if you intend using the London or Dublin Consulate, we strongly recommend contacting them first to confirm that they have your authorisation code/invitational letter or alternatively to wait a minimum of 3 working days after you have received your authorisation code before attending the Consulate. Please do this before you attend the consulate, as they will not accept your application if they have not received your authorisation code/invitation letter from the local Iranian authorities.
For non-UK residents, please contact your nearest consulate for the most up to date information on visa costs and required documentation as this can vary depending on your nationality and country of residence. Most Consulates provide a 5-7 working day visa processing service.
For UK residents, applications are only accepted in person at the London or Dublin Consulate. Please note that you'll need to submit 2 passport photos (women need to wear a headscarf for these photos), along with your passport and visa application form to The Iranian Consulate in London or Dublin. Currently, the London Consulate is charging approximately £170.00 per person for the visa. Please note, any women attending the London or Dublin Consulate in person will need to wear a headscarf.
Please ensure that your passport has a minimum of 6 months validity from the date of return to your home country. Please note that any passport that contains an endorsement or a visa for Israel or stamps from other countries' border crossing points with Israel, regardless of whether it has expired, will not be accepted.
If you do require assistance in obtaining a visa, then you may consider applying through the visa agency Travcour. See www.travcour.com