We currently only process Tourist and Business Visas. Kindly contact the Embassy for the
Iceland visa requirements differ based on which category of traveller you fall in. so in
to finding out the generic set of requirements for most Schengen visas, you need to be
of the different types of visas you can apply for and the specific Iceland visa
1. Tourist visa – Probably one of the most popular Iceland visas, this is meant for
travellers looking to visit Iceland for less than 90 days for the sole purpose of tourism
2. Business visa – A business visa is given to those who are planning to visit
engaging in temporary work or business. However, this visa definitely does not grant the
to take up new employment in Iceland.
3. Visa for medical treatment – A lot of people travel to Iceland and certain other
to seek better medical treatment or specialized treatment for a disease that cannot be
in their own country.
4. Visa for cultural activities, sports or film crew – This is a special visa given
who want to travel to Iceland to participate in cultural or sporting events. In addition to
film crew can also apply for a visa to get permission to shoot a film in.
5. Student visa – Only applicants who are intending to study in an Iceland
research or even undergo some kind of educational training and internship for less than 6
are eligible for a student visa.
6. Transit visa – As per Iceland visa requirements, a transit visa is required if
a scheduled layover of a few hours in any Iceland city before heading to your destination.
order to get an airport transit visa for Iceland, you will need to submit a copy of your
visa for your final destination.
7. Official visit visa – If your travel is related to attending intergovernmental
consultations, negotiations or events, you will need to apply for a special official visit
Residence Permits for Iceland
There are several categories of residence permits:
1. Au Pair
This permit is valid for one year only. It's not renewable or convertible to another
At the end of its validity, an au pair must leave and be away from Iceland for two years.
2. Family Reunification
This permit applies to the spouse, cohabiting partner, parent over 67 years old, parent of a
in Iceland under 18 years old and a child under 18 years old with a parent in Iceland. The
family member must be an Icelandic citizen, a Scandinavian citizen or a foreign citizen
a permanent residence permit in Iceland.
Given to those who are coming to Iceland based on a shortage of workers, those who are
exceptional talent and for qualified professionals with contracts. This type hinges on
sponsorship. It ensures easier navigation through Icelandic bureaucracy.
This permit is for those who already have an acceptance letter from an accredited Icelandic
an exchange student or someone who is doing an internship that is part of his/her studies.
time students are allowed to work 15 hours a week after obtaining a work permit. This link
a very useful step-by-step process to obtaining one.
5. Special Ties to Iceland
For these permits, what they usually look for are family ties and length of previous stay in
6. Legitimate and Special Purpose
These permits apply to those who got sick while on a visit, those with a sick family member
expecting a child with an Icelandic citizen or someone who is a party to a lawsuit and it
necessary to be in Iceland while litigation is ongoing.
7. Volunteers and Missionaries
Those with proven relationships with charities and non-government organizations may apply