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Consular Services

The Embassy's consular services include issuing of Icelandic passports, absentee voting and assistance in connection with illness, death and legalisation of documents.

If you need assistance, please contact the Embassy.
See contact information, address and map on About the Mission page

See Icelandic Honorary Consuls in Switzerland on Embassy's Jurisdiction page

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:

Austria: Personalausweis.
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 beyond the stay in 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.

Visa requirements for non-EU/EFTA citizens living in Switzerland

The Schengen Agreement has an impact on the movement of persons. Holders of the following Swiss residence permits may travel within the Schengen Area* without a visa for stays of up to 90 days:

  • B permit (residence permit)
  • C permit (settlement permit)
  • L permit (short-term stay permit)
  • Ci permit (residence and work permit)
  • Diplomatic ID cards issued by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA)

You must bring your Swiss permit and a valid travel document with you when travelling.

Book an appointment

The Embassy receives applicants Monday - Friday.

Applicants must schedule an appointment in advance on tel. 022 716 17 00 or email icedel.genf@utn.stjr.is

 All applicants for Icelandic passports must apply in person at the Embassy in Geneva. Applicants under 18 must be accompanied by their parents/legal guardians. Note that Icelandic Consuls do not accept general passport applications, but they can issue emergency passports.

During an appointment, the Mission will take a biometric photograph of applicants, fingerprints of the left and right index fingers (from age 12 and up) and an electronic signature (from age 10 and up).

What to bring to your appointment

Adults:
  - Old passport
  - If the old passport is lost or stolen, please bring a valid Icelandic photo ID
  - Passport fee, payable by cash only

Children under 18:
  - Old passport
  - Parents' passports
  - Consent form, signed by parents. Both parents should accompany their children. If both parents attend the appointment, the form can be signed and witnessed at the Embassy. If for some reason only one parent can attend, the form must be signed by both parents and two witnesses prior to the appointment.
  - Birth certificate showing the name of both parents, if applying for a child's first passport.

First passport for Icelandic citizens born abroad

Children born abroad must be registered with Registers Iceland (Þjóðskrá Íslands) as Icelandic citizens with an Icelandic ID number (kennitala) before they can be issued with a passport. Contact skra@skra.is for further information. 

An Icelandic citizen born abroad, who has never lived in Iceland, loses Icelandic citizenship when reaching the age of 22. This does not apply should be person become stateless by losing Icelandic citizenship. A person may submit an application before the age of 22 to the Icelandic Directorate of Immigration to retain his/her citizenship. Contact utl@utl.is for further details.

Emergency passport

The Embassy and Consuls can in genuine emergencies issue temporary emergency passports for children and adults and each application is assessed on an ad hoc basis. Emergency passports are not biometric and are not accepted everywhere so please check with the Embassy of the country of your destination. 

The requirements for applying for an emergency passport for children are the same as for regular passports.

Lost and stolen passports

The loss and theft of passports should be reported to the police without delay. Also report lost and stolen passports to the Embassy or Registers Iceland by completing and sending this form. If you find your passport after it has been reported lost or stolen, it can no longer be used.

Extension of passport validity

As of 24 November 2015, Icelandic passports can no longer be extended.

Application fee

See a list of fees here.

Processing time

The processing time is about four working days (for applications submitted from 23 October 2017), in addition to 4-5 days for postage.
Fast-track service will take a few working days or up to a week.

Collection and delivery

Icelandic passports are processed by Registers Iceland in Reykjavik and posted directly to applicants. Applicants can also collect passports from the Embassy during opening hours or by prior appointment from their nearest Consul.

As of 1 January 2018
All fees are payable by cash only

For those aged 18 - 66  Cost in CHF
Passport 115
Fast-track passport service 225
Emergency passport   60
Others  Cost in CHF
Passport   50
Fast-track passport service 100
Emergency passport    25
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