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Immigrating to Iceland

Residence Permit Based on Work

Application for Residence Permit Based on Work

Residence permits based on work are for individuals, 18 years or older, who have been offered work in Iceland.

Residence permits based on work are divided into four categories:

Residence permits based on work are granted to those that fulfill the basic requirements for a residence permit, and have been granted a work permit by the Directorate of Labor
Work permits are granted to a specific employer. If the applicant finds a new job, the new employer must apply for a new work permit. The employee can not begin working until a work permit has been granted.

Application for Residence Permit Based on Work