Who is considered a foreign national under Iranian law?
Persons who are not known as Iranian citizens in accordance with the
provisions set out in Article 976 of the Civil Code are considered as
foreigners. The first part of the article indicates foreign persons are those
whose foreign nationality is supported by documents that are valid and above
reproach and such evidence is not contested by the Iranian government.
What is the Iranian approach to foreigners’ rights?
In accordance with Principle 22 of the Constitution of the Islamic
Republic of Iran, the honor, life, property, rights, dwellings and jobs of
people (whether a national or foreigner) cannot be interfered with except where
allowed by law. Moreover, the Iranian Civil Code expressly asserts that foreign
nationals, except in very few instances, are entitled to their duly recognized