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Who requires a visa?
All countries and territories that are members of the Schengen acquis, of the EU or of EFTA. Positive visa list of countries (also known as White Schengen List) from whose citizens no visa is required to enter the territory of the EU member states for a period of maximum 90 days.
Albania*****, Andorra***, Antigua and Barbuda , Argentina, Austria*, Australia (including the Cocos Islands, Norfolk Island, Christmas Island)**, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium*, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina*****, Brazil***, Brunei, Bulgaria*, Canada**, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus*, Czech Republic*, Denmark*, El Salvador, Estonia*, Finland*, France*(including French Guyane, French Polynesia, Guadeloupe, Martinique, New Caledonia, Réunion, St Pierre and Miquelon), Germany, Greece*, Guatemala, Honduras***, Hungary*, Iceland**, Ireland*, Israel**, Italy*, Japan**, Korea (South)**, Latvia*, Liechtenstein**, Lithuania*, Luxembourg*, Macao, Macedonia*****, Malaysia, Malta*, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco***, Montenegro*****, Netherlands*, New Zealand (including the Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau)**, Nicaragua, Norway*, Panama, Paraguay, Poland*, Portugal*, Romania*, Saint Christopher and Nevis, San Marino***, Serbia******, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovak Republic*, Slovenia*, Spain* (including Spanish territories in North Africa with Ceuta and Melilla), Sweden*, Switzerland**, Taiwan, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (including the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and Bermuda)*****, United States of America (including Virgin Islands of the United States, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico)**, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela.
Without a visa, however, citizens of the above countries may not stay longer than three months every half-year or take up gainful employment requiring a work permit. Excepted are the following.
Nationals of the following countries need an Airport transit visa when transiting/passing through an airport in Iceland:
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, The People’s Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia and Sri Lanka. This does not apply however, if the above mentioned nationals have a residence permit in a Schengen country or specific types of permits issued in Great Britain, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, United States, Canada, Japan, Monaco, San Marino or Switzerland and the permits are valid three months longer than intended transiting/passing through an airport in Iceland.
What documents will be required?
For the consideration of a visa application, the following documents must be presented:
– a completed application for visa and 2 photographs;
– an approved, valid travel document, in practice a passport. The passport must remain valid for at least 3 months after the intended journey has ended;
– documents showing the purpose of and the preconditions for the intended stay (e.g. an invitation, which is not, however, a condition for issuing a visa);
– sufficient funds for subsistence, considering the duration of the intended stay and a return journey to the country of departure or a possible continuation of the journey to a third country, or a document proving that the applicant can lawfully acquire such sufficient funds (e.g. cash, a credit card, tickets, a commitment of the inviter to bear the costs for the applicant’s stay, and similar evidence may be needed).
Time required to issue visa
2 days to 8 weeks, depending on nationality and resident status. Certain nationals must apply in person (contact Consulate or Consular section at Embassy for further details).
How do I apply?
Visas are primarily issued by embassies or consulates of the main destination country.
If, for instance, a business or holiday journey or a family visit is destined for another Schengen State, visa on behalf of Iceland cannot be issued, even if the applicant travelled to the destination country through the Icelandic territory.
If there is no main destination country, an embassy or consulate of the first destination country can also issue a visa.
One Schengen State can now issue visas on behalf of the others, the procedure for issuance will become different. For example, visas can no longer be issued by “Consuls”. Consequently questions of how to obtain a visa should be addressed to the competent authorities in each country. Iceland has for practical reasons decided not to issue visas for the time being. Agreements are concluded with other Nordic States and some other Schengen States to issue visas on behalf of Iceland.
What is the cost of a visa?
Tourist, Business, Transit, Airport Transit: £23. An additional fee of £11 is payable for applications lodged at Honorary Consulates.
Visa fees are payable in cash (exact money only) or cheque supported by a cheque guarantee card. Visa fees are non-refundable and payable on submission of the visa application.
Note: (a) Visas are issued free of charge to spouses of EU or EEA nationals, or persons related in direct line of ascent or descent to such nationals or their spouses, if they are supported by the national in question and if they have legal residence in the UK. Relevant documentation must be produced in such cases, including an original marriage certificate, the passport of the EU citizen and the EU citizen¿s residence permit and evidence of an EEA residence permit in the UK, plus proof of joint household. Further documentation may be requested in addition to this.
How long is the visa valid for?
The visa entitles its holder to stay in one or more Schengen States continuously or in several periods during the validity of the visa, however no longer than 90 days, during the six months following his or her entry into the Schengen territory. Similarly the visa may entitle its holder to enter the territory once, twice or more times.
Embassy contact information:
Please contact the nearest Iceland embassy for information on what documentation you may require to enter Iceland. Icelandic Embassies Worldwide.
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Source & Copyright: The source of the above visa and immigration information and copyright owner/s is the:
– Ministry Of Foreign Affairs – URL: www.mfa.is
– The Directorate of Immigration – URL: www.utl.is
The viewer/user of this web page should use the above information as a guideline only, and should always contact the above sources or the user’s own government representatives for the most up-to-date information at that moment in time, before making a final decision to travel to that country or destination.