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Claude Maurin
"The information I found via InterNations has made the move to Tehran much easier than expected. "
Jessica Johnson-Hanevolt
"InterNations has provided me with an extensive network of expats in Tehran."

Working and living in Iran with the InterNations Expat Guide

Are you preparing for living and working in Iran? Or are you already an expat and have recently relocated to Tehran, Mashad or some other international Iranian city?

The expat relocation to Iran is definitely an exciting international opportunity and cross-cultural adventure: Visiting the landscape such as the dense rain forest (or shomal) of the north, getting to know how Iranian folks celebrate the end of Ramadhan, or acquiring a taste for Iran’s popular dishes like nan-e kabab…

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Iran. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world – from living in Finland to living in Canada.

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Top Articles in the Iran Expat Guide

  • Moving to Iran

    Is moving to Iran the next step of your life? Get ready and gather information on Iran's daily life and social costumes by reading this InterNations Guide on moving to Iran. We got you covered with practical information on how to get there, the land, its people, and more.
  • Living in Iran

    What do I need to know about the healthcare system or transportation in Iran? What is the safety situation like for expats in Iran? The InterNations Expat Guide to living in Iran has the answers to all these questions and many more.
  • Working in Iran

    Working in Iran comes with a variety of opportunities. The economy has a lot to offer when it comes to jobs in the hydrocarbon, agriculture and service sectors. InterNations covers the basics of working in Iran, providing you with info on work permits, taxation, and more.

Reliable Information about living and working in Iran

Relocating to and living in Iran necessitates lots of reliable information on different facets of Iranian expat life. Many questions come up when living overseas in Iran: ʺAre we, as expats, liable to Iranian income tax law?ʺ, ʺIs there a party circuit to join in Tehran?ʺ, ʺHow to find a trustworthy maid in Tehran?ʺ, or ʺWhat are the requirements to get a Iranian residence permit for my wife?ʺ

Looking for so much information on working and living in Iran is rather bothersome and requires a lot of time. The InterNations Expat Guide for Iran is designed to help you and offers trusted information on all issues of interest to expats living in Iran. Various topics are covered in our Iran Expat Guide from housing and household, to administration & finance or restaurants and nightlife, up to food & shopping. Such characteristic questions that concern expat life abroad as ʺWhich cultural or religious taboos should I particularly adhere to?ʺ will no more remain open.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Iran? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in Israel or living in Oman!

From domestic help to colleges and universities – Advice on living and working in Iran

In addition, our expat listings for Iran include recommended entries for services and organizations catering to expatriates’ needs, like domestic help or colleges and universities. By becoming part of our community, you can also participate in the InterNations Forum and discuss with other internationals about your expatriate experience living abroad in Iran. We’ll be delighted to greet you with a warm Dorood bar shoma among our InterNations members living and working in Iran.

Claude Maurin
"The information I found via InterNations has made the move to Tehran much easier than expected. "
Jessica Johnson-Hanevolt
"InterNations has provided me with an extensive network of expats in Tehran."

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