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Immigrating to Iceland

Do you need a visa?

Exempt from visa obligation

Those who are exempted from the visa requirement may stay in the Schengen area without a visa for up to 90 days. The total stay within the Schengen area must not exceed 90 days over a period of 180 days.

Citizens of the following countries do not need a visa to visit Iceland

A

Albania (This applies only to holders of biometric passports)
Andorra
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Austria
Australia

B

Bahamas
Barbados
Belgium
Bosnia Herzegovina (This applies only to holders of biometric passports)
Brazil
Brunei
Bulgaria

C

Canada
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic

D

Denmark
Dominica

E

Estonia
El Salvador

F

Finland
France

G

Georgia (This applies only to holders of biometric passports)
Germany
Great Britain – Including holders of passports for:

  • British nationals (Overseas),

  • British overseas citizens (BOC),

  • British overseas territories citizens (BOTC),

  • British protected persons (BPP),

  • British subjects (BS).

Greece
Grenada
Guatemala

H

Honduras
Hong Kong (Only applies to those who carry HKSAR passports)
Hungary

I

Ireland
Israel
Italy

J

Japan

K

Kiribati

L

Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg

M

Macao (Only applies to those who carry MACAOSAR passports)
Malaysia
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritius
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova (This applies only to holders of biometric passports)
Monaco
Montenegro (This applies only to holders of biometric passports)

N

Nauru
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
North Macedonia (This applies only to holders of biometric passports)
Norway

P

Palau
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Portugal
Poland

R

Romania

S

Samoa
San Marino
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Serbia (This applies only to holders of biometric (red) passports, not blue passports or passports issued by the Coordination Directorate (Koodinaciona uprava))
Seychelles
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Spain
South Korea
St. Lucia
St. Vincent & The Grenadines
Switzerland
Sweden

T

Timor-Leste
Tonga
Trinidad & Tobago
Tuvalu

U

Ukraine (This applies only to holders of biometric passports)
United Arab Emirates
United States of America
Uruguay

V

Vanuatu
Vatican City
Venezuela

Holders of the following travel and/or personal documents do not require a visa to travel to Iceland

  1. Recognized refugees and stateless persons residing in an EU country and holding travel documents issued by that country.

  2. Flight crew member certificate issued by competent authorities in a member state of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), if the holders can proof that they have signed on as members of the crew of an aircraft located in Iceland.

  3. NATO Travel Order – Ordre de Mission OTAN (for NATO military personnel) on the condition that the holder has a military service book and an individual or collective NATO movement order.

  4. NATO Leave Order on the condition that the holder has a military service book and a valid travel warrant to Iceland. The document permits a stay in Iceland for up to 90 days.

  5. Laissez-passer issued to staff of the United Nations, subordinate agencies of the UN or the International Atomic Energy Agency, if the holders are traveling for the abovementioned organizations and present, besides the laissez-passer, a declaration from the UN or the agency they work for stating that they are traveling in the interest of the UN or the agency concerned.

  6. Valid travel documents (Ausweis, Laissez-passer, Lascia-passare) issued by the European Union.

  7. Holders of diplomatic passports, special passports and service passports issued by Turkey, holders of diplomatic passports and service passports issued by India, Pakistan and South Africa, holders of diplomatic passports issued by Russia, and holders of diplomatic passports issued by China.

  8. Holders of Danish, Finnish, Norwegian or Swedish foreign passports if the passport permits a return to the state which issued it.

  9. Stateless persons and refugees under 21 years of age who are registered in a group passport issued in accordance with the European Agreement on Youth Travel on common passports from 16 December 1961 and legally reside in the issuing state.

  10. Foreigners holding a residence permit issued by a Schengen state.

  11. Holders of a seaman's book or seafarer's identity document issued in accordance with the ILO Conventions concerning Seafarers National Identity Documents No. 108 of 1958 or No. 185 of 2003 in connection with documentation of hire on board or discharge from a ship in an Icelandic or foreign port.

  12. Students who need a visa to travel to Iceland, but reside in an EU country which applies EU decision 94/795/JHA of November 30, 1994, when on a field trip accompanied by a teacher from their school.

  13. Holders of travel documents issued by Taiwan and containing a number on their identity cards.

The information provided on this page is in accordance with Annex 10 to Regulation No. 1160/2010 on visas, as amended by the Regulation No. 651/2019.