Registration for the exam is ongoing on the website of Mímir. The registration fee is 25.000 ISK.
The Minister of Justice has made changes to the regulation on foreigners (775/2017) regarding asylum procedures and services to applicants of international protection. The changes aim mainly at accelerating the processing of unfounded applications for international protection from citizens of safe countries of origin, the so-called priority procedure. See below for a list of main changes.
Accelerated asylum procedures
Expulsions and return prohibitions
Right to services
Information to citizens of Georgia who have applied or have the intention to apply for international protection in Iceland:
The Directorate of Immigration has added Ukraine, except the regions Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea, to the Directorate‘s list of safe countries of origin.
Ukraine is a constitutional democracy where people are not systematically persecuted. In the opinion of the Directorate the situation in the largest parts of Ukraine is safe and authorities can offer sufficient protection to their citizens. No Ukrainian citizen from other regions than Donetsk, Luhansk or Crimea has been granted international protection in Iceland.
Human rights are generally respected in Ukraine and the country’s constitution ensures the equality of citizens. Ukraine is a member of the European Convention on Human Rights, the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights, the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment as well as the Geneva Convention.
The Directorate of Immigration has decided to put Georgia and Kosovo on the Directorate´s list of safe countries of origin. For more information please visit the Directorate´s webpage regarding safe countries of origin wich is accessible here.