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.
The Consular Affairs Unit, Icelandic Embassies and over 240 Honorary Consuls around the world are within reach at http://www.iceland.is/.
Information on travel to Iceland
People intending to travel to Iceland should inquire with the Directorate of Immigration (http://www.utl.is/) 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
|VISAS||DIRECTORATE OF IMMIGRATION||CUSTOMS|
|PASSPORTS||DIRECTORATE OF CUSTOMS|
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 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
Contact the Consular service for further information about Consular assistance. tel + (354) 545 9900
|LAWS AND REGULATIONS|
|FOREIGN NATIONALS RIGHT TO WORK ACT|
|ACT ON FOREIGNERS|
|ICELANDIC NATIONALITY ACT|
|LAWS IN RESPECT OF MARRIAGE|
|CUSTOM LAWS AND REGULATIONS|
|THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM|
|THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT|
|THE SOCIAL ASSISTANCE ACT|