Monday 17 December 2018

Admission of Foreign Investment According to FIPPA Rules and Regulations

By virtue of Article 35 of the Executive Bylaw of FIPPA: “The relevant executive agencies, including but not limited to, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs [since 2011 and after merging of ministries, the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare] and the

Disciplinary Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran (the Police) are required to proceed with the issuance of visas, residence permits and work permits for foreign investors, directors, experts and their immediate family members in relation to the investments covered by FIPPA, at the request of the Organization confirming their status as investors, in the following manner:

The Ministry of Foreign Affair is required, upon receipt of the request of the Organization, to communicate to the Missions of the Islamic Republic of Iran abroad, the authorization for the issuance of single entry visa, or multi-entry visa (for three years) with a three-month residence permit on each entry for the relevant individuals, depending on the type of visa requested.

The above mentioned persons who have obtained entry visa for investment may, after entry into the Country, refer to the Disciplinary Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran (the Police) and obtain a three-year residence permit, upon submission of the Organization’s formal note confirming the coverage of such investments under FIPPA. The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs is obliged to issue work permit for such individuals consequent to the issuance of the residence permit.

Obtaining such three-year residence permits by foreign investors, as stipulated above, shall exempt them from entry and exit visas required for traveling to or from the Country.”