My parents would have loved to come to visit their grandchildren and be part of their growing up experience in the U.K. This was at least the plan this past summer! However, they did not manage to find any appointments in Tehran! The online forms (when we finally managed to log on the website) only lead to locations in neighbouring countries for interview, but my elderly parents were not expecting that, neither they were prepared to pay further expenses and hassle imposed through unnecessary travel to another country for an unspecified period.
This situation led to no family visit for us and our children this year. The already limited number of appointments at Tehran visa appointment Center, are being sold on to agencies by the embassy staff and causing extra trouble for genuine visitors, whose aim is merely to visit family.
I sincerely hope that the UK Home office resolves this situation ASAP.