Iceland: Visa and Passport Requirements
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To enter Iceland, a passport valid for at least three months beyond intended length of stay is required by nationals referred to in the chart above. This does not apply to travellers from:
Visas are not required by nationals referred to in the chart above for stays of up to 90 days.
Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Iceland.
Visit the Directorate of Immigration (www.utl.is) for up-to-date visa and passport information. All visa applications must be made in advance.
Types and cost:
Schengen visa: €60.
Schengen visas are valid for a maximum of 90 days in each six-month period.
To apply for a visa, contact the Icelandic Embassy in your country. Where there is no Icelandic Embassy, contact the embassy of the neighbouring country, which in most cases will be Denmark, and failing that may be Norway, Sweden, France or Germany.
Iceland is part of the Schengen area.
Visas typically take up to 15 days to process from the date received at the embassy; in some circumstances they can take up to 60 days.
Applicants for Schengen visas must provide proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay.
Extension of stay:
You cannot usually extend a Schengen visa unless you have proof of force majeure or humanitarian reasons preventing you from leaving the territory. In these situations, you need to contact the Directorate of Immigration with a letter justifying the need for extending your visa.
EU/EEA nationals can stay in Iceland for three months without a permit and up to six months without if looking for employment. After this, you must register at the National Registry. Nationals of Bulgaria and Romania need to apply for work and residence permits at the Directorate of Immigration however.
Entry with children:
Any adult travelling with children may be required to show evidence of parental/custodial rights. You may need a letter of consent if the child is travelling with only one parent, depending on where you are travelling from.