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Visa to Iceland

In order to provide better and more efficient service for all applicants the Icelandic Embassy in New Delhi has authorized VFS Global to run Icelandic Visa Application Centre. Applicants are encouraged to hand in their applications there.
For more information about the Visa Application Centre and documentation requirements for visas to Iceland please visit VFS's website, call the helpline or send an e-mail to the Icelandic Visa Application Centre.

New Delhi Icelandic Visa Application Centre
Helpline Number: +9122-67866064
Email: info.icelandindia@vfshelpline.com
Address: Shivaji Stadium Metro Station, Mezzanine Floor, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place New Delhi - 110001

Bangalore Icelandic Visa Application Centre
Helpline Number: +9122-67866064
Email: info.icelandindia@vfshelpline.com
Address: The Iceland Visa Application Centre Global Tech Park,No 11 First Floor O’ Shaughnessy Road,
Langford Town, Bangalore 560025

Mumbai Icelandic Visa Application Centre
Helpline Number: +9122-67866064
Email: info.icelandindia@vfshelpline.com
Address: The Iceland Visa Application Centre
Trade Centre, Third Floor, “G” Block,
Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (East), Mumbai-400051.


Working hours: 08:00 to 15:00 from Monday to Friday (except on public holidays).

The Embassy of Denmark receives Indian Officials on behalf of the Embassy of Iceland in New Delhi. Applicants who hold diplomatic, service or official passports, family members of EU/EES citizens and applicants applying through an adoption agency should still apply at the Embassy of Denmark in New Delhi.

The opening hours for the visa section of the Embassy of Iceland in New Dehli are Mondays – Thuesday from 09:00 – 16:30 and Friday from 09:00-16:00

Please find information about different types of Visa application requirements in the menu below.

Individual Tourism

In order to ensure quick and efficient visa processing you must prepare all necessary documentation before you submit the application package to the Embassy.

 Failing to submit all relevant documentation will result in unnecessary delays or might lead to a refusal of your application. Therefore, please do not approach the visa reception before you have collected all supporting documentation. Personal appearance is requested for applicants applying for a Schengen visa to Iceland for the first time.

Information about the application will be shared with the other Schengen countries and applying under false circumstances may affect future applications for the Schengen area.

TOURIST VISA APPLICATION CHECKLIST

English translations must accompany the documents not originally in English. The application supporting documents should be handed in on A4 papers:

  • Travel document
    • Your passport or travel document must be valid for minimum three months (90 days) after the intended departure from the Schengen area,
    • It shall contain at least two blank pages,
    • It shall have been issued within the past 10 years,
    • It should not have any observation regarding the front data page.
  • Application form
    • Fully completed application form and signed by the applicant. Please note that any incomplete information or false statements could result in delay in the processing of the application.
    • The application form can be downloaded in English on the following page: Application form in English
  • Photograph
    • One recent original passport-size color photograph with white background. Photograph should not be older than six months.
  • Covering letter
    • A covering letter from the applicant introducing himself/herself, explaining the purpose, duration & itinerary of the visit in brief
  • Travel Medical Insurance
  • You must hold a travel insurance policy to cover possible expenses in connection with a return for all risks e.g. accident, illness, medical emergency evacuation etc. during your stay. The insurance policy must cover all the Schengen countries, and the minimum policy coverage is Euro 30,000 or US Dollar 50,000. The insurance policy must be valid for the entire duration of the intended stay. The validity of the visa may be shortened if the insurance policy does not cover the entire duration of the stay. You must ensure always to have a valid Schengen travel insurance during your stays in the Schengen area. The border authorities may ask to see proof of a valid insurance when you enter Schengen.
  • For a list of approved Indian Travel Insurance Companies, please click here.
  • Proof of means of Transport
    • Flight reservation of return or round ticket. If the applicant is travelling to several Schengen States, proof of intra-Schengen flight reservation, train itinerary or car rental. Please note that the tickets do not have to be paid, only the flight booking needs to be submitted.
  • Proof of Lodging
    • Hotel reservations, rental of holiday home or campus residence reservation. If the applicant intends to stay with a family member or a friend, proof of sponsorship and/or private accommodation is required from the host. Individual Schengen States may require applicant to present proof of sponsorship and/or private accommodation by completing a form drawn up by the Schengen State’s competent authority (hereinafter 'national form'). If applicant is travelling to several Schengen States, proof of lodging in each of them should be submitted.
  • Proof of Financial means
    • Original bank statement showing movements in the last three months, duly stamped and signed by the bank. The account should be in the name of the applicant or the sponsor of the trip. In case of a sponsor, the bank statement should be accompanied by a signed sponsorship letter and a signed copy of the sponsor’s passport.
    • Indian income tax return acknowledgment for the last two assessment years;
    • In addition to it, if the applicant is employed:
      • payslips for the last three months
      • employment contract
      • employers statement on approval for holidays
    • If the applicant is a company owner or self-employed:
      • certificate of registration of the company
    • If the applicant is retired:
      • pension statements for the last three months
      • proof of regular income generated by ownership of property or business
  • Minor Applicant
    • if the minor is travelling with only one parent, written consent of the other parent or guardian, and a signed copy of their passport or other photo ID. In case a person has sole custody or guardianship of the minor, proof of this should be submitted.
    • if the minor travels alone (without parents), written; consent, from both parents or legal guardians of the minor; as well as signed copies of the passports or other photo ID of the parents or legal guardians.
    • all minors must be accompanied by both parents or legal guardians and sign the application form in front of a VFS officer. Except in cases where, the child is traveling with one parent to visit the other parent, who is residing in Iceland.
  • Passport Copy
    • All applications must contain a full colour photocopy of the valid passport - all pages of the passport are required.
    • If there are any valid visas for Schengen or USA/UK/Canada/Australia (issued in last three years) in the old/cancelled passport then a colour photocopy of the visa pages and passport data pages are required.
  • General Information
    • Copy of Highest Educational Certificate of the applicant.
    • Explanatory letter in case applicant has not travelled on his/her previous Schengen visa.
    • All documents should be provided in A4 size.
    • Please submit only photocopies of all documents, as we do not guarantee the return of any original documents, but do carry original documents at the time of submission. The Embassy reserves the right to request the original of any document provided at any point during visa processing.
    • English translations must accompany the documents not originally in English.
    • The applicants should allow for a processing time of minimum 15 days, excluding the VFS handling time back and forth to the Iceland Embassy.

Visa for Family visit

In order to ensure quick and efficient visa processing you must prepare all necessary documentation before you submit the application package to the Embassy. Failing to submit all relevant documentation will result in unnecessary delays or might lead to a refusal of your application. Therefore, please do not approach the visa reception before you have collected all supporting documentation. Personal appearance is requested for applicants applying for a Schengen visa to Iceland for the first time. 

Document Checklist for Private/Family Schengen visa.

  • Application form
    • Fully completed application form and signed by the applicant. Please note that any incomplete information or false statements could result in delay in the processing of the application. The application form can be downloaded in English on the following page: Application form in English
  • Photograph
    • One recent passport-size photograph in color with a white background and good resemblance. (3.5cm / 4.5cm). The photograph should not be older than six months.
  • Passport
    • The Passport should be valid for at least three months (any other type of travel document should be valid for at least six months), beyond the intended duration of stay in the Schengen territory and with at least two blank page to affix the visa.
  • Proof of relationship
    • Marriage certificate – if the applicant is visiting their spouse who has a permanent residence in Iceland.
    • Proof of family relationship
  • Invitation letter
    • A signed invitation letter from the Icelandic host containing the name of the invited applicant, purpose of visit, dates of the intended stay, nature of costs being covered (boarding & lodging).
    • Completely filled form available on the following website of the Icelandic Directorate of Immigration: Invitation form
  • Minor Applicant
    • if the minor is travelling with only one parent, written consent of the other parent or guardian, and a signed copy of their passport or other photo ID. In case a person has sole custody or guardianship of the minor, proof of this should be submitted.
    • if the minor travels alone (without parents), written; consent, from both parents or legal guardians of the minor; as well as signed copies of the passports or other photo ID of the parents or legal guardians.
    • all minors must be accompanied by both parents or legal guardians and sign the application form in front of a VFS officer. Except in cases where, the child is traveling with one parent to visit the other parent, who is residing in Iceland.
  • Travel Medical Insurance
    • Overseas travel medical insurance valid for all Schengen-countries. The insurance has to cover the applicant for at least 30,000 Euros or equivalent, for all risks e.g. accident, illness, medical emergency evacuation etc. The policy has to clearly specify the period of validity and has to cover the entire duration of the trip including the date of arrival & departure.
  • Proof of means of Transport
    • Flight reservations of return or round ticket. If applicant is traveling to several Schengen states proof of intra-Schengen Flight reservation, Train Itinerary or Car rental.
  • Proof of Lodging
    • Proof of accommodation: Hotel bookings or accommodation guarantees covering the whole duration of the intended stay.
  • Proof of Financial means
    • Evidence of source of Financial support such as:
    • Indian income tax return acknowledgment for the last two assessment years.
    • Original bank statement showing movements in the last three months, duly stamped and signed by the bank.
    • In case applicant is employed pay slips for the last three months, employment contact, employers statement on approval for holidays.
    • In case applicant is the proprietor / owner of the company, company’s bank statement, proof of paid income tax, company memo, partnership deed, establishment license or proprietorship etc. are required.
    • In case of first visit, in addition to the business correspondence with the concerned Icelandic company, copy of relevant and Highest Educational Certificate is also required.
  • Proof of the host is legally residing in Iceland
    • If the host is Icelandic, copy of the host‘s passport
    • If the host is an EU citizen, copy of passport and registration in Iceland.
    • If the host is a third country national (Indian citizen), copy of passport and valid residence permit in Iceland.
      If the host holds an expired residence permit, but has applied for renewal, the embassy will make a decision based on the specific details of the situation.
  • Passport Copy
    • All applications must contain a full colour photocopy of the valid passport - all pages of the passport are required.
    • If there are any valid visas for Schengen or USA/UK/Canada/Australia (issued in last three years) in the old/cancelled passport then a colour photocopy of the visa pages and passport data pages are required.
  • General Information
    • Copy of Highest Educational Certificate of the applicant.
    • Explanatory letter in case applicant has not travelled on his/her previous Schengen visa.
    • All documents should be provided in A4 size.
    • Please submit only photocopies of all documents, as we do not guarantee the return of any original documents, but do carry original documents at the time of submission. The Embassy reserves the right to request the original of any document provided at any point during visa processing and, if deemed necessary, to interview the applicant.
    • English translations must accompany the documents not originally in English.
    • The applicants should allow for a processing time of minimum 15 days, excluding the VFS handling time back and forth to the Iceland Embassy.

Visa for Business visit

In order to ensure quick and efficient visa processing you must prepare all necessary documentation before you submit the application package to VFS Global. Failing to submit all relevant documentation will result in unnecessary delays or might lead to a refusal of your application. Therefore, please do not approach the visa reception before you have collected all supporting documentation. Personal appearance is requested for applicants applying for a Schengen visa to Iceland for the first time.

Information about the application will be shared with the other Schengen countries and applying under false circumstances may affect future applications for the Schengen area.

English translations must accompany the documents not originally in English. The application supporting documents should be handed in on A4 papers.

Document Checklist for Schengen business visa.

  • Fully completed application form and signed by the applicant. Please note that any incomplete information or false statements could result in delay in the processing of the application. The application form can be downloaded in English on the following page: Application form in English
  • One recent passport-size photograph in colour with a white background and good resemblance. (3.5cm / 4.5cm). The photograph should not be older than six months.
  • A Passport that is valid for at least three months (any other type of travel document should be valid for at least six months), beyond the intended duration of stay in the Schengen territory and with at least two blank pages to affix the visa.
  • A Covering letter from the Indian organization or company containing following details:
    • Name and designation of the applicant and also of the signatory (of managerial or executive level) with signature.
    • An outline of the applicant’s itinerary, purpose of visit, names and addresses of the companies he/she intends to visit, period & place of intended stay.
  • Invitation letter (original or PDF print accepted) from the business partner(s) in the Schengen area in English or Icelandic including a) letterhead, b) address, c) telephone, email and website. d) signature.
    The letter must state the travel dates, intended duration and purpose of the stay incl. itinerary.
    NOTE:
     It is required that the invitation letter is also e-mailed as a PDF document including signature from the Icelandic inviter directly to the Embassy (visa.nde@utn.is). Completely filled form from the Icelandic Directorate of Immigration available on the following website. Invitation form
  • Overseas travel medical insurance valid for all Schengen-countries. The insurance must cover the applicant for at least 30,000 Euros or equivalent, for all risks e.g. accident, illness, medical emergency evacuation etc. The policy must clearly specify the period of validity and has to cover the entire duration of the trip including the date of arrival & departure. 
    • List of approved Indian Travel Insurances, please click here.
  • Flight reservations of return or round ticket. If applicant is traveling to several Schengen states proof of intra-Schengen Flight reservation, Train Itinerary or Car rental.
  • Proof of accommodation: Hotel bookings or accommodation guarantees covering the whole duration of the intended stay.
  • Proof of Financial means/solvency for the stay in Iceland. Evidence of source of Financial support such as:
    • Original bank statement showing movements in the last three months, duly stamped and signed by the bank.
    • In case applicant is employed pay slips for the last three months, employment contact, employers’ statement on approval for holidays.
    • In case applicant is the proprietor / owner of the company, company’s bank statement, proof of paid income tax, company memo, partnership deed, establishment license or proprietorship etc. are required.
    • In case of first visit, in addition to the business correspondence with the concerned Icelandic company, copy of relevant and Highest Educational Certificate is also required.
  • Reason letter in case the traveller has not travelled on the Previous Schengen Visa.
  • All applications must contain a full colour photocopy of the valid passport - all pages of the passport are required. If there are any valid visas for Schengen or USA/UK/Canada/Australia (issued in last three years) in the old/cancelled passport then a colour photocopy of the visa pages and passport data pages are required.
  • Visa fee: EUR 60 in accordance with monthly exchange rate.

Visa for Transit

In order to ensure quick and efficient visa processing you must prepare all necessary documentation before you submit the application package to VFS Global. Failing to submit all relevant documentation will result in unnecessary delays or might lead to a refusal of your application. Therefore, please do not approach the visa reception before you have collected all supporting documentation. Personal appearance is requested for applicants applying for a Schengen visa to Iceland for the first time.

Information about the application will be shared with the other Schengen countries and applying under false circumstances may affect future applications for the Schengen area.

English translations must accompany the documents not originally in English. The application supporting documents should be handed in on A4 papers:

  1. Travel document
    • Your passport or travel document must be valid for minimum three months after the intended departure from the Schengen area,
    • It shall contain at least two blank pages,
    • It shall have been issued within the past 10 years,
    • It should not have any observation regarding the front data page.

   2. Application form

Fully completed application form and signed by the applicant. Please note that any incomplete information or false statements could result in delay in the processing of the application. The application form can be downloaded in English on the following page: Application form in English

    3. Photograph

One recent original passport-size color photograph with white background. Photograph should not be older than six months.

  4. Travel Medical Insurance

You must hold a travel insurance policy to cover possible expenses in connection with a return for all risks e.g. accident, illness, medical emergency evacuation etc. during your stay. The insurance policy must cover all the Schengen countries, and the minimum policy coverage is Euro 30,000 or US Dollar 50,000. The insurance policy must be valid for the entire duration of the intended stay. The validity of the visa may be shortened if the insurance policy does not cover the entire duration of the stay. You must ensure always to have a valid Schengen travel insurance during your stays in the Schengen area. The border authorities may ask to see proof of a valid insurance when you enter Schengen. For a list of approved Indian Travel Insurance Companies, please click here

    5. Proof of means of Transport

Flight reservation of return or round ticket. If the applicant is travelling to several Schengen States, proof of intra-Schengen flight reservation, train itinerary or car rental. Please note that the tickets do not have to be paid, only the flight booking needs to be submitted.

  6. Proof of Lodging

Hotel reservations, rental of holiday home or campus residence reservation. If the applicant intends to stay with a family member or a friend, proof of sponsorship and/or private accommodation is required from the host. Individual Schengen States may require applicant to present proof of sponsorship and/or private accommodation by completing a form drawn up by the Schengen State’s competent authority. If applicant is travelling to several Schengen States, proof of lodging in each of them should be submitted. 

    7. Proof of Financial means

  • Original bank statement showing movements in the last three months, duly stamped and signed by the bank. The account should be in the name of the applicant or the sponsor of the trip. In case of a sponsor, the bank statement should be accompanied by a signed sponsorship letter and a signed copy of the sponsor’s passport. 
  • Indian income tax return acknowledgment for the last two assessment years;

In addition to it, if the applicant is employed: 

  • payslips for the last three months
  • employment contract
  • employers statement on approval for holidays 

If the applicant is a company owner or self-employed: 

  • certificate of registration of the company

If the applicant is retired:

  • pension statements for the last three months
  • proof of regular income generated by ownership of property or business

    8. Minor Applicant

  • if the minor is travelling with only one parent, written consent of the other parent or guardian, and a signed copy of their passport or other photo ID. In case a person has sole custody or guardianship of the minor, proof of this should be submitted.
  • if the minor travels alone (without parents), written; consent, from both parents or legal guardians of the minor; as well as signed copies of the passports or other photo ID of the parents or legal guardians. 
  • all minors must be accompanied by both parents or legal guardians and sign the application form in front of a VFS officer. Except in cases where, the child is traveling with one parent to visit the other parent, who is residing in Iceland.

    9. Passport Copy

  • All applications must contain a full colour photocopy of the valid passport - all pages of the passport are required. 
  • If there are any valid visas for Schengen or USA/UK/Canada/Australia (issued in last three years) in the old/cancelled passport then a colour photocopy of the visa pages and passport data pages are required. 

    10. General Information

  • Copy of Highest Educational Certificate of the applicant.
  • Explanatory letter in case applicant has not travelled on his/her previous Schengen visa.
  • All documents should be provided in A4 size.
  • Please submit only photocopies of all documents, as we do not guarantee the return of any original documents, but do carry original documents at the time of submission. The Embassy reserves the right to request the original of any document provided at any point during visa processing. 
  • English translations must accompany the documents not originally in English. 
  • The applicants should allow for a processing time of minimum 15 days, excluding the VFS handling time back and forth to the Iceland Embassy.

What is a Uniform Schengen Visa?

It is an authorisation issued by one of the Member States of the Schengen Area with a view to transit through or an intended stay in the territory of the Member States of a duration of no more than three months in any six-month period from the date of first entry in the territory of the Member States.

To which countries can I travel on the basis of my Uniform Schengen Visa?

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.

Can I apply for a Schengen Visa in India?

Indian nationals and third-country nationals who are legally present in India.

Third-country nationals legally present but not residing in India, if the applicant provides justification for lodging the application in India.

Which member state is competent for examining and deciding on my Visa application?

The Member State competent for examining and deciding on an application for a uniform visa shall be:

  1. the Member State whose territory constitutes the sole destination of the visit(s).
  2. if the visit includes more than one destination, the Member State whose territory constitutes the main destination of the visit(s) in terms of the length or purpose of stay.
  3. if no main destination can be determined, the Member State whose external border the applicant intends to cross in order to enter the territory of the Member States.

Which consulate of the member state in India (if there are more than one) is competent for examining and deciding on my Visa application?

Please check the website of the Member State.

Where can I lodge my application ?

Applications can be either lodged to an external service provider or directly at consulate of the destination country. Please check the web site of the Member State through the links below.

What happens if my application is lodged with the member state or the consulate that is not competent for examining and deciding on my Visa?

When an application has been lodged, the consulate verifies whether it is competent to examine and decide on it. If the consulate is not competent, it shall, without delay, return the application form and any documents submitted by the applicant, reimburse the visa fee, and indicate which consulate is competent.

Visa fee

Applicants shall pay a visa fee of EUR 60.
Children from the age of six years and below the age of 12 years shall pay a visa fee of EUR 35.
Nationals from the Russian Federation, Ukraine, North-Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Albania and the Republic of Moldova shall pay a visa fee of EUR 35.

The visa fee must be paid in local currency.

Applicants exempted from Visa fee

The visa fee shall be waived for applicants belonging to one of the following categories:

(a) children under six years;
(b) school pupils, students, postgraduate students and accompanying teachers who undertake stays for the purpose of study or educational training;
(c) researchers from third countries travelling for the purpose of carrying out scientific research as defined in Recommendation No 2005/761/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 September 2005 to facilitate the issue by the Member States of uniform short-stay visas for researchers from third countries travelling within the Community for the purpose of carrying out scientific research;
(d) representatives of non-profit organisations aged 25 years or less participating in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events organised by non-profit organisations.

Note: some Member States grant additional visa fee waivers for specific categories of applicants. Please check the website of the Member States through the links below.

Service fee

An additional service fee will be charged by an external service provider.

How long before the start of the intended visit can I apply?

Applications shall be lodged no more than three months before the start of the intended visit. Holders of a multiple-entry visa may lodge the application for a new visa before the expiry of the visa valid for a period of at least six months.

How long before the start of the intended visit should I apply ?

The application process at the Embassy can take up to 15 calendar days. However, it is also recommended that you lodge your visa application taking into account national holidays of the country of destination and India. Please note that during holidays the operation of certain consular services may be reduced.

Please check the website of the Member State through the links below.

Do I need an appointment for submitting my application?

Applicants may be required to obtain an appointment for the lodging of an application.

What supporting documents are to be attached to my application?

Check the harmonized list of supporting documents to be submitted by applicants (link) and the web site of the Member State through the links below.

Please note that during the examination of an application the consulate may request additional documents.

Do I have to go through an interview at the consulate?

Please note that during the examination of an application the consulate may call the applicant for an interview.

How long does it take for the consulate to decide on my application?

Applications shall be decided on within 15 calendar days of the date of the lodging of an application which is admissible.
That period may be extended up to a maximum of 30 calendar days in individual cases, notably when further scrutiny of the application is needed.
Exceptionally, when additional documentation is needed in specific cases, the period may be extended up to a maximum of 60 calendar days.

What can I do if the Visa is refused?

As of 5th April 2011, applicants who have been refused a visa shall be informed by an official refusal letter and may have the right to appeal in accordance with the national law of the concerned Member State.
Appeals shall be conducted against the Member State that has taken the final decision on the application and in accordance with the national law of that Member State.
Each Member State shall indicate the references to the national law and the procedure relating to the right of appeal, including the competent authority with which an appeal may be lodged, as well as the time limit for lodging such an appeal.
You will find this information in the form for notifying and motivating refusal that you will be given for such purpose.

What documents do I have to take with me when I travel on a schengen visa?

Mere possession of a Schengen visa does not mean that the holder has an automatic right to enter the Schengen Area (i.e. the territory of the countries that issue Schengen visa).

At the external border, the visa holder may be requested to produce documents justifying the purpose and conditions of the intended stay and that they have sufficient means of subsistence, both for the period of the intended stay and for the return to their country of origin or transit to a third state into which they are certain to be admitted, or are in a position to acquire such means lawfully.

What rules apply if my family members are EU or EEA nationals?

If you are a family member of an EU/EEA you may qualify for an accelerated free visa procedure as long as you meet the following criteria:

1. You are a family member (this includes a spouse, registered partner, child who is under 21 or a depending family member) of an EU/EEA or Swiss national (or of his/her spouse/registered partner); AND

2. That EU/EEA national or Swiss national is residing in another Member State than that of which he/she is a national or travelling there to take up residence; AND

3. You are accompanying the EU/EEA national or planning to join him/her for residence.

The visa should be applied for at the Embassy of the country of future residence of the EU/EEA national or Swiss national, not at the Embassy of his/her country of origin.

If you think you qualify for visa facilitation you will need to show proof that you meet these criteria when you submit your visa application.

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