Iceland is a participant to the 1995 Schengen Agreement.
A passport valid for at least 3 months beyond length of stay
is required by all except (A) EU / EEA nationals
(EU + Liechtenstein, Norway) and Swiss nationals holding a
valid national ID card.
Please note that EU and EEA nationals are only required to
produce evidence of their EU / EEA nationality and identity
in order to be allowed in to any EU / EEA Member State. This
evidence can take the form of a valid national passport or
national identity card, either is acceptable. Possession of
a return ticket, any length of validity on their document,
adequate funds for the length of their proposed visit should
not be imposed.
Visas are required by all except the following
for stays of up to 3 months:
Nationals of countries referred to in the chart above.
of El Salvador, Paraguay, Norway, Brazil, Andorra, Honduras,
Israel, Argentina, Bolivia, British Overseas Territories,
Brunei, Bulgaria, Chile, Monaco, Costa Rica, Croatia, Guatemala,
Hong Kong (SAR), Korea (Rep), Liechtenstein, Macau (SAR),
Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Romania,
San Marino, Singapore, Switzerland, Uruguay, Vatican City
Nationals of the following countries require an airport
transit visa (holders of travel documents issued
by these countries are also subject to such requests): Iraq,
Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Congo (Dem Rep), Eritrea, Ethiopia,
Ghana, Iran, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia and Sri Lanka.
nationals do not require an airport transit visa if they hold
a valid residence permit for an EU or EEA
country, Monaco, Japan, Andorra, Canada, San Marino, Switzerland
and the United States of America.
An airport visa is not required by nationals of India in possession
of a valid visa to an EU or EEA country, United States of
America or Canada.
cost of different types of visa
Airport transit (single, double or multiple
Short stays up
to 30 days: £15.
Short stays up to 90 days: £20 plus £3 for additional
Multiple entry valid for
1 year: £33.
Multiple entry valid for 5 years: £33 plus £20
for each additional year.
Group visas for transit or airport transit visas: £7
plus £1 per person (5 to 50 people).
Group short stay valid for 30 days: £20 plus £1
Group short stay valid for 30 days for additional entries,
for 5 to 50 people: £20 plus £2 per person. An
additional fee of £11 is payable for applications lodged
at Honorary Consulates.
Please note that 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 United Kingdom. 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 United Kingdom, plus proof of joint household. Further
documentation may be requested in addition to this.
Up to 3 months, for extensions, please apply to the Immigration
authority in Iceland.
Royal Danish Embassy,
please see our Denmark section. Applications cannot be made
by post. Appointments must be made in advance by calling (09065)
540 755 (automatic, 24 hour). Travellers visiting just 1 Schengen
country should apply to the Consulate of that country, travellers
visiting more than 1 Schengen country should apply to the
Consulate of the country chosen as the main destination or
the country they will enter 1st (if they have no main destination).
A Visitor must have:
Fee, payable by cash or cheque (which is non refundable).
Evidence of sufficient funds to cover the duration
of stay, such as traveller's
cheques, bank statements or credit card statements
(with a credit limit).
A completed visa application form.
1 colour passport size photo on a light background.
Proof of means of transport.
Proof of purpose of visit and accommodation such
as a hotel reservation or a
letter of invitation from relatives.
Valid passport or travel document, if appropriate,
with a blank page to affix the
A pre paid self addressed envelope for registered
post, if you would like your
visa to be sent to your home address.
Evidence of occupation / student status, for example
an original letter from an employer
or solicitor, if unemployed, a social benefit
booklet, if a student, an original letter from
the appropriate school / university.
Suitable health insurance.
All of which a visitor must have and a letter
of invitation from a business
contact in Iceland stating the nature and duration
of stay, type of visa and accommodation.
in some cases, additional documents and guarantees may
The working days required vary according to nationality,
it may take several weeks.
Please enquire at Embassy of the Republic of Iceland.
Embassy of Iceland in the United Kingdom
Address: 2A Hans Street, London SW1X 0JE, UK
Telephone: (020) 7259 3999 or (0906) 554 0755 (for visa
appointments via the Danish embassy).
Website address: www.iceland.org/uk
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9.30 am to 4.00
Embassy of Iceland in the United
States of America
Address: 1156 15th Street, NW, Suite 1200, Washington,
DC 20005-1704, USA
Telephone: (202) 265 6653.
Website address: www.iceland.org/us