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Immigrating to Iceland

Residence Permit Based on Work (1)

Minimum Age Requirement

This residence permit is intended for people at least 18 years old who have been offered work in Iceland.

Application for Residence Permit Based on Work

Expedited Processing

The Directorate of Immigration can expedite processing for this type of permit in some cases. Please see the checklist for expedited processing and submit it with the application along with any supporting documents.

Checklist for Expedited Processing for Residence Permit Based on Work

Permission to Begin Work During Processing

The employer may apply to the Directorate of Labor for permission for the foreign national to begin work while the application for their residence permit is being processed.