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 accept applications for resettlement.
Please remember that UNHCR does NOT make referrals to the programmes recently announced by different countries to relocate or evacuate Afghan nationals. If you have been given this information, it is incorrect. All information and applications for these relocation or evacuation programmes must be done directly with the relevant embassies through their contact details and procedures.
The Government of Iran, 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 are newly arrived in Iran, you may wish to approach your local BAFIA office for further information.
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