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Immigrating to Iceland

Residence Permit for spouses or cohabitating partners of Icelandic citizens

Application for a Residence Permit for a Spouse or Cohabitating Partner of an Icelandic Citizen

Adults (18 or older), who intend to live in Iceland with their spouse who is an Icelandic citizen or cohabitating partner who is an Icelandic citizen, may apply for a residence permit. Note that in the case of cohabitating partners, they must have been cohabitating for at least one year; for married couples there is no required minimum length of marriage. Otherwise the applications are identical.

The sponsoring spouse or cohabitating partner of the applicant must be an Icelandic citizen.

For more details on this kind of permit, please see the Directorate of Immigration.

Application for a Residence Permit for a Spouse or Cohabitating Partner of an Icelandic Citizen