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Iran: British Nationality

Volume 495: debated on Monday 29 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British nationals are living in Iran. (282296)

We do not hold an exact figure for the number of British nationals living in Iran. Our overseas registration system, LOCATE, currently has 306 British nationals registered as living in Iran. Of this figure 281 are resident and 25 are visitors (business/family/education/tourist). However, as there is no obligation to register through LOCATE, the actual figure may be considerably higher.

We continue to encourage all British nationals abroad to register using the LOCATE system.