Important Travel Document Information – Please Read
If you want to travel to Iceland, you can apply for a Schengen Visa. This will allow you to travel there for 90 days within a 6 month period, and travel to other Schengen areas. Certain countries that have agreement with the Schengen area will not need a visa. Check online to see if your country is one.
We strongly advise to make any Visa Applications as soon as possible to ensure that you are approved for any visa when traveling to Iceland in time for your trip. You will not be allowed on your flight without a valid visa document.
Where do I apply for my Iceland Visa?
You can submit an application on our website were we will review your details and determine the correct location for your submission. Your documentation will be processed and delivered along with the relevant guidance.
What will the application form ask me?
- Name and surname
- Date and place of birth
- Sex and marital status
- National Identity number
- Passport number
- Home address and email
- Purpose of trip
- Question regarding previous trips to Schengen, if any
- Intended date of arrival in Iceland, and the intended period of stay
- Cost of traveling and remaining in Iceland, who will cover them, etc.
The documents you must submit in your Schengen visa application will be determined by the purpose you choose. For example, if you apply for a Medical Schengen Visa, you must include data regarding the procedure or treatment you plan to get, but Business Schengen Visa applications demand information about the type of business you plan to undertake. The following is the standard set of supporting documents you will need for your visa to Iceland:
Printed & Signed Application Form
Two photos. The photos must be no older than three months, in compliance with the rest of the Schengen visa photo requirements.
Valid passport. Your passport must be issued within the last 10 years. It must be valid for another 3 months beyond the date you plan to leave Iceland. Make sure it has a
Copies of older visas. If you have had any visa to the Schengen states or any other country in the world, submit copies of them.
Complete travel itinerary for your trip to Iceland. A document issued by an airline, which confirms you have a reserved flight from your home country to Iceland and back.
Proof of accommodation in Iceland. You will need to show proof that you have arranged where you will be staying throughout your time in Iceland.
Proof of financial means. The Icelandic authorities want you to prove you have enough money to financially maintain yourself during your stay in Iceland. You must prove y
Travel Medical Insurance for your entire stay in Iceland. You are obliged to purchase travel insurance to enter Iceland. Your insurance must cover the whole territory of
The Schengen visa single entry allows you to enter the Schengen area once and stay for up to 90 days.
- Valid for up to 90 days during a 180-day period across the entire Schengen area.
- The term “one entrance” refers to the fact that you are only allowed one entry into the Schengen area. If you leave the Schengen area for whatever reason, your visa will have been used and will consequently be void. Even if your visa is still valid, you will be unable to return to the area once you have left. In order to access the territory you just left, you will need to apply for a new visa.
The Schengen visa double entry allows you to visit the Schengen area twice in a 180-day period for up to 90 days each time.
- The double entry visa offers more flexibility than the single entry visa, but it still restricts the number of times you can leave and return to the Schengen area.
Multiple Entry Schengen Visa:
You can enter, depart, and re-enter the Schengen area as many times as you wish for 90 days within a 180-day period with a Schengen visa multiple entries.
Purposes of Iceland Visas
You will be asked to describe your “reason” for travelling while applying for a Schengen visa. Consider why you’re travelling and choose the purpose that best describes your itinerary:
- Business: You should apply for a Business Schengen Visa if you are travelling primarily for professional reasons, such as conducting business.
- Visiting Family or Friends: You should apply for a Visiting Family or Friends Schengen Visa if you are travelling primarily for social purposes, such as visiting family or friends.
- Medical Reasons: You should apply for a Medical Reasons Schengen Visa if you are travelling primarily for medical treatment or escorting someone who is travelling for medical reasons.
- Even if you are not exiting the terminal, you may need to obtain a Schengen Airport Transit Visa if you are travelling via a Schengen airport. If your itinerary includes an indirect flight to a place outside the Schengen area, pay special attention to the details of your trip.
- You should apply for a Tourism Schengen Visa if you are travelling primarily for touristic purposes, such as touring.
- Cultural: You should apply for a Cultural Schengen Visa if you are travelling primarily for cultural reasons, such as to attend cultural events.
- Study: You should apply for a Study Schengen Visa if you are travelling primarily for educational purposes, such as to attend school or participate in educational or scholastic events or programmes.
- Sports: A Sports Schengen Visa is required if you are travelling solely for the purpose of participating in sporting competitions, including as part of a team.
- Official Visit: If you are travelling primarily for the purpose of an official visit, i.e. you are a member of an official delegation who has been invited to visit a Schengen state or states by a Schengen government entity or a Schengen deliberative body, you should apply for an Official Visit Schengen Visa.
- Other: An Other Schengen Visa is required for purposes other than those listed in the other nine categories.
For detailed information on specific parts of the visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.
|EU Visa News|
|EU Visa Fees|
|Schengen Visa Types|
|How to submit a Visa Application|
A Visa is required for any third national wishing to enter Iceland or any other Schengen country. It could be a short-stay Schengen C-visa for stays of up to 90 days or a national D-visa / residence permit for longer stays in the country.
Can I extend my visa in Iceland?
Yes, but only in certain circumstances such as: natural disasters, unexpected illness, political situations in home country) or you have serious personal reasons related to family.
Applying just because you want to stay longer is not a valid reason.
This depends on a number of things such as whether or not you have had a Schengen visa in the past or how many countries you intend to visit. Generally you first Schengen visa will be issued for the duration of your stay. Visa Applications may be granted for multiple entry for a number of years.
There are 26 Schengen members states in Europe. You can see the full list of countries in the Schengen zone in the table on this page.
You can expect an update on any Visa Applications within 3 days of submission. You can choose express processing at checkout for a response within 24 hours.
Once you attend your appointment, your visa can take up to 15 working days to be processed by the Embassy.