Workshops promote Iran culture, tourism

Aziz Idris & Rokiah Mahmud

The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Brunei Darussalam organised a Crochet Knitting Training Workshop at the premises of the Iran Embassy in Kampong Kiarong on Tuesday.

The workshop was facilitated by Ashraf Aharifard from Tehran.

The workshop was part of side events conducted in conjunction with the 41st National Day of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The workshop aimed to promote crochet knitting as a comforting and worthwhile practice.

Meanwhile, the embassy conducted Iran’s Tourism Workshop yesterday.

A number of travel agents throughout the country participated in the workshop facilitated by Tourism Expert from Chabar, Iran Mohammad Nazim Arbabi.

ABOVE & BELOW; Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Brunei Darussalam Homeira Rigi Zirouki presents a certificate to a participant of the Iran’s Tourism Workshop; and participants during the Crochet Knitting workshop. PHOTOS: EMBASSY OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN IN BRUNEI DARUSSALAM

Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Brunei Darussalam Homeira Rigi Zirouki highlighted that “Fraternity and friendship through travelling and art can promote world peace.”

Participants were briefed on the Islamic Republic of Iran online non-immigrant visa application. The application is for temporary travel to the Islamic Republic of Iran and must be submitted electronically to Iran’s E-visa Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

Consular Officers will use the information entered on the application to process the visa application and it along with a personal interview will determine an applicant’s eligibility for non-immigrant visa.

Applicants must submit a completed Online Non-immigrant Visa Application for all non-immigrant visa categories, including entry, tourist, work, treatment, press, student, family and investment visas.

More information on types of Iranian visas can be found at

Visa fee for Bruneian passport holders is EUR25 which have to be paid in cash to the Iran Embassy.

The embassy will organise a Baklava Bakery Work and a Persian Language Workshop on February 27 and 28. Members of the public are invited to participate and can stand a chance to win a three-day-two-night stay at a five-star hotel in Shiraz City, Iran.

All proceeds from the workshops will be donated to the Children’s Cancer Foundation (YASKA).