“National Organization for Civil Registration” (NOCR) is an organization with legal entity and independent administratively, financially and executively and it is affiliated to Ministry of Interior in terms of governmental organizational structure.
This organization is administered in centralized form and all of its departments follow headquarter and execute the announced and ratified procedures and regulations. Due to extension of its legal tasks, NOCR gives services to the people throughout the country and it is considered as most referred clientele among Governmental Organizations.
The integrated and uniform history of Civil Registration in the world is related to nineteenth century. In Iran, NOCR Law has been approved in Cabinet’s meeting on 12th December 1918 and it started activity by issuance first ID card for a girl under title of “Fatemeh Irani” in Tehran on 25th December 1918 and then the other branches of this department have been established and active at all provinces and big cities during 10 years.
According to the bylaw that was ratified on 10th June 1928, “General Bureau of Statistics and Identity Affairs” (affiliate to Ministry of Interior) was established and started activity independently. Afterward also in 1940, by ratification of new law and codification of the related procedure, its former title has been changed into “General Bureau of Statistics and Civil Registration”.
On July 1976, “National Organization for Civil Registration” (NOCR) was approved with a new form and description of certain duties and the latest amendments about some of its articles have been conducted by Islamic Iran Consultative Assembly in 1984.