Foreign Investment Service Center
Center for Foreign Investment Services (the Center)was established at
the premises of the Organization for Investment, Economic and Technical
Assistance of Iran, pursuant to Article 7 of “ the Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Act”
of 2002. The Center is intended to provide an efficient organization
for streamlining and expediting the affairs related to foreign
investment undertakings in Iran. For this purpose, fully authorized
liaison representatives from relevant executive agencies including the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Commerce, the Ministry of
Labor and Social Affairs, the State Organization for Tax Affairs, the
Customs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Central Bank, the General
Directorate for Registration of Companies and Intellectual Property, and
the Organization for Protection of the Environment have been stationed
at the Center. These representatives will assist foreign investors by
ensuring efficient execution of the processing and services entrusted to
their relevant agencies in connection with foreign investment projects.
Key services offered by the Center include:
• Dissemination of information and provision of necessary guidance to foreign investors concerning investment in Iran.
coordination concerning the issues related to foreign investment
including issuance of the declaration of establishment , the environment
protection license, the permits for subscriptions relation to water,
electricity, fuel and telephone, the license foe exploration and
exploitation of mines, etc. from the relevant authorities, prior to the
issuance of the investment license.
• Necessary coordination for the
securing of entry visa, residence and employment permits for foreign
nationals involved in foreign investment projects.
coordination concerning issues related to foreign investments subsequent
to the issuance of the investment license including registration of
joint venture company, registration of order for importation of
machinery and equipment, and issues related to importation and
repatriation of capital, customs and tax affairs ,etc..
among various official agencies in connection with requests and
applications made by projects involving foreign investment.
• General supervision concerning the fulfillment of decisions surrounding foreign investment projects.
of affairs related to foreign investment by the Center has been
organized in a manner that foreign investors can easily lay hand on all
required information and services without any need for further referral
to a host of different executive bodies. In fact, services rendered by
the Center are not limited to prior-investment stages; foreign investors
may, at any time and any stage ever after, refer to the Center and
benefit from its services.
The performance of the Center since its
establishment proves that the establishment of the Center is an
effective step toward expediting the affairs of foreign investment
undertakings. It is expected that further development of relations
between the Center and foreign investors will increasingly enhance the
efficiency of the Center in carrying out its assigned duties and
The Centers with the same tasks mentioned above established in the center of all provinces.