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Icelandic Directorate of Immigration, Skogarhlid 6, 105 Reykjavik
 
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Who does not need a visa to enter Iceland

 

Who does not need a visa to enter Iceland

Nationals of the following countries are exempted from the obligation to carry a visa on arrival in Iceland for a stay of up to three months in all within the Schengen area. The total stay within the Schengen Area must not exceed three months in any period of six months.

The validity of the passport or recognized ID card1) must be at least three months beyond the proposed stay.

ALBANIA****

ANDORRA

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

ARGENTINA

AUSTRALIA

AUSTRIA

BAHAMAS

BARBADOS

BELGIUM

BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA****

BRAZIL

BRUNEI DARUSSALAM

BULGARIA

CANADA

CHILE

COSTA RICA

CROATIA

CYPRUS

CZECH REPUBLIC

DENMARK

EL SALVADOR

ESTONIA

FINLAND

FRANCE

GERMANY

GREAT BRITAIN*

GREECE

GUATEMALA

HONDURAS

HONG KONG **

HUNGARY

IRELAND

ISRAEL

ITALY

JAPAN

LATVIA

LIECHTENSTEIN

LITHUANIA

LUXEMBOURG

MACAO***

MACEDONIA****

MALAYSIA

MALTA

MAURITIUS

MEXICO

MOLDOVA****

MONACO

MONTENEGRO****

NETHERLANDS

NEW ZEALAND

NICARAGUA

NORWAY

PANAMA

PARAGUAY

POLAND

PORTUGAL

RUMENIA

SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS

SAN MARINO

SERBIA*****

SEYCHELLE ISLANDS

SINGAPORE

SLOVAKIA

SLOVENIA

SOUTH KOREA

SPAIN

SWEDEN

SWITZERLAND

TAIWAN

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

URUGUAY

 VATICAN

VENEZUELA

 

 

* Including holders of passports for “British Nationals (Overseas)”

** Only applies to those who carry HKSAR passports

*** Only applies to those who carry MACAOSAR passports

****This applies only to holders of biometric passports

*****This applies only to holders of biometric (red) passports, not blue passports or passports issued by the Coordination Directorate (Koodinaciona uprava).

In addition, holders of diplomatic passports, official passports or service passports issued by Turkey are exempt from the obligation of obtaining a visa. Holders of diplomatic passports and service passports issued by South Africa and Diplomatic and official passports issued by Pakistan are exempt from the obligation of obtaining a visa. Holders of diplomatic passports issued by Russia are exempt.

Nationals of the following countries need an Airport transit visa when transiting/passing through an airport in Iceland: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, The People's Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia and Sri Lanka. This does not apply however, if the above mentioned nationals have a residence permit in a Schengen country or specific types of permits issued in Great Britain, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, United States, Canada, Japan, Monaco, San Marino or Switzerland and the permits are valid three months longer than intended transiting/passing through an airport in Iceland.  For further details on types of permits see appendix 4 in the regulation on visas.

Recognized refugees and stateless persons residing in an EU country and holding travel documents issued by that country.

Students who need a visa to travel to Iceland, but reside in an EU country which applies EU decision 94/795/JHA of November 30, 1994, when on a field trip accompanied by a teacher from their school.

 1) Appendix 2 of the Regulation on Foreigners lists ID cards recognized in place of a passport.