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Process for UK

1. Complete application form Online
Complete the online application form at imam-alasr.com/cas.
2. Print the following forms:
b. Reference Request Form (two copies)
3. Complete forms
a. Fill in the visa form.
b. Complete two reference forms by adding your name, address and contact details; then ask two Shias to complete the reference form. The Shia who provide the reference should be:
(i) resident alim, or
(ii) community leader, or
(iii) prominent community worker
4. Scan and upload the following on imam-alasr.com/cas:
a. Photo
b. Passport
c. Visa form (that has been completed)
d. Two reference forms (that have been completed)
Note: file size should be less than 500 KB. Ladies are requested to observe the Islamic dress code (hijab) in their photographs. Background color should be white.
5. Send by post or give by hand the following items to the Al-Asr Director in UK:
a. Payment: cheque for £1,550 payable to “Al-Asr” or receipt of bank transfer to Al-Asr’s account.
b. Four passport photos
c. Passport (valid for minimum of six months with at least  four blank pages)
d. Visa form (that has been completed)
e. Two reference forms (that have been completed)
Al-Asr UK Director
Name: Mohammad Davdani
Address: 219 Uxbridge Road, Harrow Weald, HA3 6TW, UK
Tel: 020 8954 0769
Mobile: 07798 710 475
What happens next?
Al-Asr will:
a. contact you to complete an assessment form
b. inform you whether your application has been successful or not
c. confirm the final price & take payment
d. apply for your visa
e. purchase your ticket
f. provide departure and return information
g. provide induction information
You should:
a. make a list of what you want to achieve in the trip
b. read inductions information
c. read about the holy personalities that you are going to visit in Iraq and Iran
d. learn some Arabic and Farsi phrases
e. start packing a few weeks before the trip

Notes for UK students:

  • The cost for UK students is approximately  £1,550 , which should be paid with the application or as soon as possible and no later than 30 April 2014.
  • A deposit is required upon registration.
  • The package begins and ends at London Heathrow Airport.
  • The package includes the return flight to UK.
  • Students must be in full uniform when they meet the group at the airport.
  • Travel Insurance is optional and if required then student should arrange their own.
  • Age restriction is 16-25.