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Immigrating to Iceland

Restricted Work Permit Granted under Exceptional Circumstances

Application for Restricted Work Permit - Exceptional Circumstances

In accordance with law, a restricted work permit may be granted under exceptional circumstances provided certain conditions are met.

Exceptional circumstances may for example apply to foreign nationals holding:

  • A provisional residence permit.

  • A residence permit on humanitarian grounds.

  • A residence permits on the basis of a lawful and special purpose.

Please note that this application must be submitted by the prospective employer and not the prospective employee.

For more information see the Directorate of Labor.

Application for Restricted Work Permit - Exceptional Circumstances