Announcement on Student Visas

In view of the still volatile situation in Afghanistan, Iran’s Ministry of Science, Research and Technology announced that Afghan refugee students who are seeking to enroll at Iranian universities and therefore need to change their Amayesh card for a passport with a student visa can now do so from Kish Island, rather than traveling to Afghanistan. UNHCR welcomes this initiative by the Iranian government, given the still volatile situation in Afghanistan. UNHCR continues to call on all states to halt the return of Afghans to Afghanistan, regardless of their status.