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General Info on Residence Permits
The Icelandic Directorate of Immigration is responsible for issuing residence permits, both temporary and permanent permits as well as residence cards.
Restricted Work Permit Granted under Exceptional Circumstances
In accordance with law, a restricted work permit may be granted under exceptional circumstances provided certain conditions are met.
Residence Permit for spouses or cohabitating partners of Icelandic citizens
Adults (18 or older), who intend to live in Iceland with their spouse or cohabitating partner who is an Icelandic citizen, may apply for a residence permit.
Foreign National's Notification of Residence in Iceland
Form used to notify Registers Iceland of your residence in Iceland when immigrating to the country.
Restricted Work Permit for Family Reunification
Restricted work permits may be granted to the immediate family members of Icelandic citizens and of foreign nationals in Iceland.
System National ID Numbers for Short-Term EEA/EFTA Foreign Nationals
System national ID numbers are intended only for EEA/EFTA foreign nationals who work in Iceland and reside here for no more than three months.
General Info on Work Permits
In order to work in Iceland, foreign nationals from outside the EEA/EFTA must have a work permit, which is applied for by the prospective employer.
Get a long-term visa
Long-term visa allows for residence in Iceland for up to 90 days in excess of the usual travel time.
Do you need a visa?
Airport Transit Visa
If you want to visit Iceland for less than 90 days and are from a country outside the EEA/EFTA, you may need to apply for a visa.
Permission to Begin Work During Processing
The employer may apply for permission for the foreign national to begin work while the application for their residence permit is being processed.