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Icelandic Directorate of Immigration, Skogarhlid 6, 105 Reykjavik
Opening hours: Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Telephone hours for lawyers and case handlers:
Residence permits and visas:  Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Legal questions, residence permits:  Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Legal questions, asylum:  Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Icelandic citizenship:  Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 12. p.m.
Please send all general questions by e-mail to


Technical difficulties
Saturday, 03 May 2014 14:19

Please note that, for the moment we are experiencing a slight malfunction in our telephone system.  We apologize for any inconvenience customers may experience due to this but the  system is being repaired.  Inquiries may be submitted through our e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

UNHCR seeks a National Consultant for a temporary position
Friday, 25 April 2014 14:20

UNHCR wants to hire, on a temporary basis, a National Consultant to assist in undtertaking an audit of first instant asylum decisions in Iceland.  Further information can be found here  > Open attachment <

The Directorate´s office will be closed on April 14th
Monday, 07 April 2014 08:46

The Directorate’s office will be closed on Monday the 14th of April due to staff training

Próf í íslensku fyrir umsækjendur um íslenskan ríkisborgararétt
Tuesday, 04 March 2014 11:09
There are no translations available.

Íslenskupróf vegna umsóknar um íslenskan ríkisborgararétt verða næst haldin í maí og júní á vegum Námsmatsstofnunar og er opið fyrir innritun í prófið.

Prófin verða haldin á höfuðborgarsvæðinu 2-6 júní og  á eftirtöldum stöðum á landsbyggðinni: Akureyri 28. maí, Ísafirði 27. maí og Egilsstöðum 30. maí.

Sjá nánar á vefnum

Service for immigrants
Thursday, 10 October 2013 13:43

Increased services for immigrants in Reykjavik at The Reykjavik City Library at Tryggvagötu 15 Thursdays 14.00 – 16.00

Counsellors from the Human Rights office are now offering counselling for immigrants in Reykjavik at the library from 14:00-16:00.

The counsellors give information about the city‘s services, general advice and information about the rights and obligations of immigrants in Icelandic society, family issues, work related problems, residence permits and Icelandic citizenship, to name a few.

The counsellors providing this service speak Icelandic, English, Polish, Filipino, Lithuanian and Russian. Interpreters are provided for speakers of other languages.

The counselling is free of charge and employees are bound by confidentiality.

While you are at the library take the time to explore all the other services on offer, such as books in many languages, a wide range of magazines, music, movies, internet access and much more. 

Information in English:


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