Please note that UNHCR Iran does not conduct registration, decide whether someone is a refugee or issue documentation – this is the responsibility of the Government of Iran.
Please note that UNHCR Iran does not have an active resettlement programme at this time.
Please remember that UNHCR does NOT make referrals to the programmes recently announced by governments to relocate or evacuate Afghan nationals. If you have been given this information, it is incorrect. All information for and applications to them must be done through their relevant contact details and procedures.
The Iranian Government, through the Bureau for Aliens and Foreign Immigrant Affairs (BAFIA), is responsible for registering asylum‑seekers and determining refugee status. Procedures for new arrivals are still being determined by the Government of Iran.
If you have recently arrived in Iran, you may wish to approach your local BAFIA office for further information.
Please visit our Announcements page for updated information as it becomes available.