Foreign nationals living in Iran Should Obtain a Special Code for Receiving Banking Services Etc

Nouraei & Mostafavi Law Offices-18 August 2022-Tehran- Iran- According to IRNA news agency, repeating the announcement of the Ministry of Interior, foreign nationals should enter their data into the online system of the Ministry of Interior and register their particulars for receiving the Yekta Code allocated to foreign nationals. After a short period of time, they will receive the Code via an SMS.

According to the announcement of the Minister of Interior, the feedback by foreign nationals has been favorable so far and a significant number of them have registered to receive their Yekta Code.

The identification of foreign nationals was started about three months ago with the aim of arranging their affairs and providing public services to them. However, it was declared that those foreign nationals who refuse to register in the system will be considered illegally living in the country and must return to their own country.The term ‘’foreign national’’ refers primarily to Afghan nationals. a large number of whom are living in Iran.

According to Ahmad Vahidi, the Interior Minister, foreign nationals who apply and register their data and information in this mentioned system, will be provided with banking and insurance services and their activities will be carried out within the framework of the law.

Foreign nationals who have not yet received the aforesaid code may do that through the website: Foreigners can simply register the required data by having one of several identification documents such as their: passport, Amayesh Card, travel document, residence book, or refugee status document, and after a short period of time, they will receive their Yekta Code and can have access to different services such as opening a bank account, official registration of documents, company registration, education, etc. Obviously, such services will not be supplied to foreign nationals lacking the Yekta Code.

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