Guidance

Iran: country policy and information notes

Guidance used by UK Visas and Immigration to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications.

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Country policy and information note: military service, Iran, April 2020

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Country policy and information note: Christians and Christian converts, Iran, February 2020

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Country policy and information note: background information, Iran, November 2019

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Country policy and information note: medical and healthcare issues, Iran, November 2019

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Country policy and information note: actors of protection, Iran, November 2019

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Country policy and information note: adulterers, Iran, October 2019

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Country policy and information note: sexual orientation and gender identity, Iran, June 2019

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Country information and guidance: illegal exit, Iran, February 2019

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Country policy and information note: Ahwazis and Ahwazi political groups, Iran, January 2019

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Country policy and information note: fear of punishment for crimes committed in other countries (‘double jeopardy’ or re-prosecution), Iran, January 2018

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Country policy and information note: honour crimes against women, Iran, October 2017

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Country policy and information note: forced marriage, Iran, August 2017

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Country policy and information notes (previously known as country information and guidance reports) are used by UK Visas and Immigration officials to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications.

The notes also give information on asylum seekers’ countries of origin.

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Published 9 December 2016
Last updated 22 September 2020 + show all updates
  1. Removed the document 'Country information and guidance: Kurds and Kurdish political groups, Iran, July 2016'.

  2. Updated military service note.

  3. Updated 'Iran: Christians and Christian converts' country policy and information note.

  4. Updated to add medical guidance, update background and actors of protection guidance, and remove Baha'i, human rights defenders, journalists and internet media, women fearing domestic abuse and Zoroastrians guidance

  5. Updated version of country policy and information note: adulterers, Iran, October 2019 added.

  6. Added Iran CPIN on smugglers for 2019

  7. Updated Country Policy and Information Note - Iran: Sexual orientation and gender identity or expression

  8. Updated Christians and Christian converts guidance

  9. Updated Country Policy and Information Note on Iran: Illegal exit

  10. Added policy note: Iran: Kurds and Kurdish political groups

  11. New country policy and information note on Ahwazis and Ahwazi political groups.

  12. New country policy and information note on women fearing domestic violence for September 2018.

  13. Updated guidance: Iran: Background information, including the accepted recommendations from the Independent Advisory Group on Country Information (IAGCI).

  14. Added CPIN for Iran, June 2018

  15. Removal of country information and guidance for women.

  16. Version 4 (March 2018) of policy and information note: Christians and Christian converts uploaded and previous version 3 removed.

  17. Information note on 'double jeopardy' published.

  18. Removed v3 of Country information and guidance: background information, including actors of protection, and internal relocation, Iran, now superseded by v4.

  19. New country policy and information note on background information, including actors of protection and internal relocation.

  20. Information on honour crimes published.

  21. New country policy and information note on forced marriage.

  22. New guidance on women fearing domestic violence.

  23. New country policy and information note on forced marriage.

  24. New country policy and information note on Zoroastrians.

  25. Updated guidance: Christians and Christian converts, Iran, February 2017.

  26. First published.