Consular services of the Embassy of Iceland in Norway include issuing of Icelandic passports, Icelandic driving licences, assistance in connection with illness and death and legislation.
Renewal for Icelandic citizens
As of May 17th 2006 Iceland starts issuing new Biometric Passports. From July 2006, Icelandic Citizens will be able to apply for the new Biometric Passports through Icelandic Embassies in Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, London and Washington.
Other Icelandic Embassies and Icelandic Consulates can not accept applications for Icelandic Passports as of May 17th 2006. Consulates can prolong the validity of Icelandic Passports but only for one year as of the date that it expired. Emergency Passports are only issued to Icelandic Citizens that are not able to apply for new passports through Icelandic Embassies. It should be noted that Emergency Passports are not ideal travel documents.
Please note that all applicants have to submit applications in person at the Embassy.
Passports are issued in Iceland and the estimated delivering time is 18 working days.
The office is open Monday-Friday 10:00-15:00. Applicants can apply for passport at the embassy by agreement only when the office is open.
Applicants must book appointments in advance.
Payment can be made at the Embassy with a Norwegian bank card (not credit card),
by cash or by bank transfer to Nordea Bank 6074.06.32704
Embassy of Iceland
tel. 2323 7530
Further information regarding requirements for issuing Icelandic passports (Icelandic nationals only): Icelandic version / English version.
Lost or stolen passport
When you receive your passport it is advisable to make a photocopy of the first page or take note of your passport details. This information should be kept somewhere safe, and away from your passport in case it is lost or stolen.
If your passport is stolen in Norway or abroad, you should immediately report the loss to the nearest police station. You also need to report a loss of your passport to the issuing authority. The Icelandic Embassy in Norway can help you either by issuing a new passport or a temporary travel document.
Passports – ID cards
A valid passport is required for visitors to Iceland, except for citizens of the Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden travelling between the Nordic countries.
Citizens of the following countries may enter Iceland presenting, instead of passports, national identity cards issued by the competent authorities in their countries of origin:
Belgium: Carte d'Identité (Identiteitskaart, Personalausweis, Identity card), Identitätsdokument, Identity document issued for minors under 12 years, provided travelling with custodian.
Bulgaria: Lichna karta (ЛИЧНА КАРТА, Identity card).
Cyprus: Deltio Taytotitas (ΔΕΛΤΙΟ ΤΑΥΤΟΤΗΤΑΣ, Kimlik Karti, Identity Card).
Czech Republic: Občanský průkaz (Czech Republic Identification Card).
Estonia: Eesti Vabariik Isikutunnistus (Republic of Estonia Identity Card).
Finland: Henkilökortti (Identitetskort, Identity Card).
France: Carte Nationale d'Identité.
Germany: Personalausweis (Identity card, Carte d'Identite), Vorläufiger Personalausweis (Identity card, Carte d'identite).
Greece: Deltio Taytotitas (ΔΕΛΤΙΟ ΤΑΥΤΟΤΗΤΑΣ).
Hungary: Személyazonosító Igazolvány (Identity card).
Italy: Carta d'Identità.
Liechtenstein: Identitätskarte (Carte d'Identité, Carta d'Identità).
Lithuania: Asmens tapatybés kortelé (Personal Identity Card).
Luxembourg: Carte d'Identité (Identity Card, Personalausweis).
Malta: Karta Ta'l-Identità.
Netherlands: Nederlandse Identiteitskaart (Identity card, Carte d'identité).
Portugal: Bilhete de Identidade de Cidadão Nacional (Carte d'Identité, Identity card of national citizen) and Cartão de Cidadão (citizen card).
Poland: Rzeczpospolita Polska Dowód Osobisty (Republic of Poland Identity Card).
Romania: Carte d'Identite (Carte de identitate, Identity card).
Slovakia: Obciansky Preukaz (Identification Card).
Slovenia: Osebna Izkaznica (Identity Card).
Spain: Documento Nacional de Identidad (DNI).
Switzerland: Carte d'Identité Citoyen Suisse (Identitätskarte Schweizerbürger, Carta d'Identità Cittadino Svizzero). and Identitätskarte (Carte d'Identité, Carta d'Identità, Carta d'Identitad, Identity Card) issued after June 30th 1994
Sweden: Nationellt identitetskort (National Identity Card, Carte nationale d'identité).
It is required that travel documents is valid for three months beyond the intended stay. It is though sufficient that travel documents of citizens of EEA (EU and EFTA) countries are valid upon arrival.
Schengen Visas - Visas to Iceland
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.
The validity of a uniform Schengen visa is up to 90 days.
EU-states: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (and Monaco), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.
EFTA-States: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland.
As from 1 July 1996 a valid Icelandic driving licence is valid in EU/EEA. There is no need for an international driving licence or a Norwegian driving licence. However the Norwegian Police department asks that if you have resident in Norway for more than six months and intentions on staying you should return you Icelandic driver licence in exchange for a Norwegian driving licence.
For civil ceremonies in Reykjavik, contact:
District Commissioner (Syslumadurinn í Reykjavík)
Fax: 354- 562 4870
For details pertaining to a Church wedding you should also contact either of the following:
The Dean of Reykjavík (East)
Tel: 354 587 2405
e-mail: [email protected]
The Dean of Reykjavík (West)
Tel: 354 510 1000
Fax: 354 510 1010
e-mail: [email protected]
The following documents are required:
1) A birth certificate confirming that each party to the prospective marriage has reached 18 years of age.
2) A valid passport for each foreign individual
3) A certificate of marital status
4) A valid divorce degree if one or both of the individuals intending to marry have been married before. An original or certified copy, confirmed by the Ministry of Justice of Iceland, is required.
5) An application form properly filled in and the certification of two witnesses confirming the parties ability to marry. The witnesses must write their names on the application before the ceremony. They must be 18 years of age (documentation required).