Consular Affairs Unit

Assisting Icelandic citizens 


The Consular Affairs Unit of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs safeguards the interest and safety of Icelandic citizens abroad.
The Unit can be reached all year round, 24 hours a day, on + 354 545 9900.

Icelandic Diplomatic Missions and over 280 Honorary Consuls around the world


Information on travel to Iceland

People intending to travel to Iceland should inquire with the Directorate of Immigration whether they need to obtain a visa prior to arrival. The processing time of Schengen visas is 10 working days so be sure to file an application in good time.

VISAS AND PASSPORTS

IMMIGRATION CUSTOMS
VISAS DIRECTORATE OF IMMIGRATION CUSTOMS
PASSPORTS / ID Cards DIRECTORATE OF CUSTOMS


LEGALISATION

When an official Icelandic document has to be used abroad, it often has to be legalised. Legalisation is a confirmation that the signature on a document is genuine. The actual legalisation process consists of a stamp and a signature. Legalisation does not have anything to do with the content of the document.

Contact the Consular service for further information about legalisation procedures. tel + (354) 545 9900


CONSULAR ASSISTANCE

Consular assistance is the assistance that Icelandic citizens who are in distress or other difficulties can obtain from the Icelandic Consular service in the Icelandic Foreign Ministry or Icelandic foreign missions (embassies and consulates).

Assistance can take the following form

  • helping people to help themselves, i.e., advice and information
  • the reissuing of lost or stolen Icelandic passports
  • measures in connection with serious illness or death of an Icelandic citizen abroad
  • measures in connection with major accidents and disasters involving Icelandic citizens abroad.

Contact the Consular service for further information about Consular assistance. tel + (354) 545 9900


LAWS AND REGULATIONS