The Islamic Republic of Iran is host to one of the largest and most protracted urban refugee populations worldwide, with approximately 3 million Afghans living in the country. UNHCR works with refugee communities and assists the most vulnerable.

We are supporting progressive government policies on education to ensure refugee and host-community children’s continued and enhanced access to safe learning spaces, through the construction of schools in densely refugee-populated areas. By the end of 2018, our aim is that 89 per cent of primary school-aged refugee children will be enrolled in school. 

For information about our work in the Islamic Republic of Iran:

  • Visit our country website - Iran (English) Iran (فارسی)
  • For legislation, case law and UNHCR policy relating to claims for international protection, visit Refworld.
  • For up-to-date information about our programmes and operations in the Islamic Republic of Iran, including funding level and donor contributions, visit Global Focus, UNHCR's reporting portal.

Contact Information

The UNHCR Representation in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Street Address:
UNHCR OR Tehran-Iran, No.3, East Emdad St., North Shiraz Ave., Vanak Sq., Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic Of), 19917-75941 Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

Mailing Address:
No 3, East Emdad Street,, North Shiraz Ave, Vanak Sq, 1991775941 Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

Telephone:
98 21 429 39

Facsimile:
98 21 89 349 900

Email:
[email protected]

Time Zone:
GMT + 3.3

Working Hours:
Monday: 8:00 - 16:15
Tuesday: 8:00 - 16:15
Wednesday: 8:00 - 16:15
Thursday: 8:00 - 16:15
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday: 8:00 - 16:15

Public Holidays:
01 January 2020, New Year's Day
11 February 2020, Victory of the Islamic Revolut
22 March 2020, Mission of Prophet Mohammad
23 March 2020, (National holiday) Nowruz 1399
01 April 2020, Nature Day
24 May 2020, Eid-al-Fetr
04 June 2020, 15 Khordad
30 July 2020, Eid-e-Ghorban (observed)
30 August 2020, Ashoora
24 December 2020, Christmas (observed)

The UNHCR Head of Field Office at Dogharun

Street Address:
Ansar Camp, Dogharoun, Taybad,, Dogharoun, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

Mailing Address:
Ansar Camp, Dogharoun, Taybad,, Dogharoun, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

Telephone:
98 529 425 7355 57

Facsimile:
98 529 427 3358

Email:
[email protected]

Time Zone:
GMT + 3.3

Working Hours:
Monday: 8:30 - 16:00
Tuesday: 8:30 - 16:00
Wednesday: 8:30 - 16:00
Thursday: 8:30 - 16:00
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday: 8:30 - 16:00

Public Holidays:
01 January 2020, New Year's Day
11 February 2020, Victory of the Islamic Revolut
22 March 2020, Mission of Prophet Mohammad
23 March 2020, (National holiday) Nowruz 1399
01 April 2020, Nature Day
24 May 2020, Eid-al-Fetr
04 June 2020, 15 Khordad
30 July 2020, Eid-e-Ghorban (observed)
30 August 2020, Ashoora
24 December 2020, Christmas (observed)

The UNHCR Head of Sub-Office at Kerman

Street Address:
42, Hezar-o-Yekshab Ave, Jomhouri Islami Blvd, (In the corner of the third alley), Kerman, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

Mailing Address:
42, Hezar-o-Yekshab Ave, Jomhouri Islami Blvd, 7618653588 Kerman, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

Telephone:
98 34 32477794

Facsimile:
98 34 32477746

Email:
[email protected]

Time Zone:
GMT + 3.3

Working Hours:
Monday: 08:00 - 16:15
Tuesday: 08:00 - 16:15
Wednesday: 08:00 - 16:15
Thursday: 08:00 - 16:15
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday: 08:00 - 16:15

Public Holidays:
01 January 2020, New Year's Day
11 February 2020, Victory of the Islamic Revolut
22 March 2020, Mission of Prophet Mohammad
23 March 2020, (National holiday) Nowruz 1399
01 April 2020, Nature Day
24 May 2020, Eid-al-Fetr
04 June 2020, 15 Khordad
30 July 2020, Eid-e-Ghorban (observed)
30 August 2020, Ashoora
24 December 2020, Christmas (observed)

The UNHCR Sub-Office at Shiraz

Street Address:
Podonak Street, Shiraz, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

Mailing Address:
Podonak Street, Shiraz, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

Telephone:
98 711 722 9690

Facsimile:
98 711 722 9690 Ext 290

Email:
[email protected]

Time Zone:
GMT + 3.3

Working Hours:
Monday: 08:30 - 16:00
Tuesday: 08:30 - 16:00
Wednesday: 08:30 - 16:00
Thursday: 08:30 - 16:00
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday: 08:30 - 16:00

Public Holidays:
01 January 2020, New Year's Day
11 February 2020, Victory of the Islamic Revolut
22 March 2020, Mission of Prophet Mohammad
23 March 2020, (National holiday) Nowruz 1399
01 April 2020, Nature Day
24 May 2020, Eid-al-Fetr
04 June 2020, 15 Khordad
30 July 2020, Eid-e-Ghorban (observed)
30 August 2020, Ashoora
24 December 2020, Christmas (observed)

The UNHCR Sub-Office in Mashhad

Street Address:
45, Sajjad Blvd, 9187713994, Mashhad, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

Mailing Address:
P.O.BOX 91775 - 1876, Mashhad, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

Telephone:
98 511 768 5081

Facsimile:
98 511 768 3017

Email:
[email protected]

Time Zone:
GMT + 3.3

Working Hours:
Monday: 8:30 - 16:00
Tuesday: 8:30 - 16:00
Wednesday: 8:30 - 16:00
Thursday: 8:30 - 16:00
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday: 8:30 - 16:00

Public Holidays:
01 January 2020, New Year's Day
11 February 2020, Victory of the Islamic Revolut
22 March 2020, Mission of Prophet Mohammad
23 March 2020, (National holiday) Nowruz 1399
01 April 2020, Nature Day
24 May 2020, Eid-al-Fetr
04 June 2020, 15 Khordad
30 July 2020, Eid-e-Ghorban (observed)
30 August 2020, Ashoora
24 December 2020, Christmas (observed)