Monday 17 December 2018

The right to Iranian nationality

The right to Iranian nationality


Article 976 of the Civil Code provides that the following persons are regarded as

Iranian nationals:

1. All residents of Iran except those whose foreign nationality is proven; the

foreign nationality of those whose documents of nationality are not objected

by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran is indisputable;

2. A person whose father is an Iranian national regardless of his/her place of

birth;

3. A person born in Iran and whose parents are not known;

4. A person born in Iran whose parents are not Iranian nationals but one of

whom was born in Iran;

5. A person born in Iran whose father is a non-Iranian national but who has

resided in Iran for at least one year before reaching the age of 18;

6. Any non-Iranian woman who marries an Iranian national;

7. Any previously non-Iranian national who has legally adopted Iranian

nationality.


Note: Children whose parents are diplomats and consular agents are not

subject to paragraphs 4 & 5 of this article.

Birth Registration in Iran: An analysis of the state of relevant laws in Iran

July 2005


Article 977 of the Civil Law states:

Whenever the persons specified in Paragraph 4 of Article 976 reach 18

years of age and desire to adopt their father’s nationality, they must forward

their written request and enclose to it the approval of the government of the

country their father is a national of, stating that they shall recognize their

status of nationality, to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs within one year.

If the persons specified in Paragraph 5 of Article 976 reach 18 years of age

and desire to preserve the nationality of their father, they must forward their

written request and enclose to it the approval of the government of the

country their father is a national of, stating that they shall recognize their

status of nationality, to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.