Information on 1) procedures for divorce when it is sought by the wife; 2) status of a divorced woman in Iranian society; 4) child custody (law and practice); 5) the circumstances under which the father can take over the custody of the child [IRN9513]

The only recent information currently available to the IRBDC in Ottawa on these topics is found in the attached documents. These documents arrived at the Embassy of Iran in Ottawa only recently and are not available in either of the official languages of Canada. Therefore, the IRBDC in Ottawa is sending the relevant documentation in Farsi, the official language of Iran.


Keyhan Newspaper. 25 September 1991. "Amending the Divorce Law."

The Civil Law of the Islamic Republic of Iran. 1991. "Seventh Book on Marriage and Divorce." The Islamic Republic of Iran.