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Consular Services

The Consulate distributes information about Iceland and promotes Icelandic businesses and Icelandic Canadian relations in general. The Consulate also assists Icelandic nationals and firms as may be needed.

The Consulate General does not renew Icelandic passports but can issue an emergency passport to Icelandic citizens that need to get back to Iceland, where they can apply for a renewal of their current passport.

Note: Emergency passports are not ideal travel documents.

Canadian citizens carrying a valid Canadian passport do not need visas when visiting Iceland or the Schengen countries as tourists for less than three (3) months. Also, the passport has to be valid at least three (3) months beyond intended stay.

Canadian citizens wanting to stay longer or reside in Iceland must apply for a residence permit at the Directorate of Immigrations.

All travelers to Iceland must be in possession of a passport, valid at least for three months beyond their intended stay. In addition to that, nationals of many countries are required to obtain a visa prior to entering Iceland.

SCHENGEN VISAS

Iceland is a member of the Schengen cooperation which exempts travelers from border controls travelling between 26 EU and EFTA  countries. A uniform Schengen visa issued by one of the Schengen states is valid for travel within the whole Schengen area. Schengen visa should be applied for at an Embassy representing the state where the main destination is within the Schengen area.

All persons requiring visas, must apply for a visa at the applicable embassy/consulate before travelling to the Schengen area. For a list of embassies/consulates which handle applications for Iceland, see here.

WHO NEEDS A VISA TO TRAVEL TO ICELAND?

Please visit the website of the Directorate of Immigration to see if your nationality requires a visa before entering Iceland. 

Website: Directorate of Immigration - who needs a visa

For detailed information on visa requirements to Iceland please refer to the same website, i.e. the Directorate of Immigration.

HOW TO APPLY FOR A SCHENGEN VISA TO ICELAND?

In Canada, the Royal Danish Embassy in Ottawa handles these applications for the nordic countries. Their address is the following:

Royal Danish Embassy
47 Clarence Street,
Suite 450
Ottawa ON, K1N 9K1

Website: Royal Danish Embassy - schengen visa info

WHERE CAN I APPLY FOR A SCHENGEN VISA IF I AM NOT IN CANADA?

Please visit the following link in order to find the appropriate offices throughout the world that issue schengen visas on behalf of Icelandic authorities.

Website: Directorate of Immigration - offices around the world

For information on getting married in Iceland please visit https://www.syslumenn.is/thjonusta/fjolskyldumal/civil-marriage/

You can also email gifting@syslumenn.is with any questions you may have.

CAD 100    for passports for 18 - 67 years of age.
CAD 34      for passports for age 67 and above and children under 18 years of age.
CAD 75      for driver's license.

Prices do not include shipping costs.

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