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Immigrating to Iceland

Citizenship for Children of Icelandic Citizens

Application for Icelandic Citizenship for a Child Born Before July 2018 (Icelandic)

Child Born before July 2018

If a child has an Icelandic parent, the child may apply for citizenship or the child's legal guardian may apply on their behalf if the child has not yet reached the age of 18. Various rules apply for eligibility. Note that applications connected to Icelandic citizenship are only available in Icelandic.

Child Born in or after July 2018

A child born to an Icelandic parent in or after July 2018 acquires Icelandic citizenship automatically at birth. If the child is born abroad then Registers Iceland can be notified to register the child, including their citizenship. See more on registering a child born abroad.

Application for Icelandic Citizenship for a Child Born Before July 2018 (Icelandic)