VISA AND PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS FOR ICELAND

SCHENGEN VISAS

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.

CANADIAN TRAVEL DOCUMENT

People travelling with Canadian travel documents, whether they have a permanent residence status in Canada or not, have to obtain a visa for either visiting or transiting through Iceland. Please ensure your travel document is valid for 90 days beyond your return date from Iceland.

CANADIAN PASSPORT

When travelling on a Canadian passport no visa is required for a tourist staying up to 90 days in Iceland. Please ensure your passport is valid for 90 days beyond your return date from Iceland.

WHAT NATIONALITIES REQUIRE A VISA FOR VISITING OR TRANSITING VIA ICELAND?

Please visit the website of the Directorate of Immigration to see if your nationality requires a visa before entering Iceland. Website: Directorate of Immigration - who needs a visa

APPLYING FOR SHENGEN VISA

To apply for a visa, please contact VFS Global at 1-866-978-5904 Monday to Friday 11:00 to 15:00 ET. E-mail: info.dkca@vfshelpline.com. Please be aware that the wait time for a visa varies and can be many weeks long. See link to the Embassy of Denmark for the latest processing times, http://canada.um.dk/en/travel-and-residence/visas/

WHERE TO APPLY FOR VISAS FROM COUNTIRES OTHER THAN CANADA?

Please visit the following link in order to find the appropriate offices throughout the world that issue schengen visas on behalf of Icelandic authorities. Website: Directorate of Immigration - offices around the world

 

NOTE:

For all visitors to Iceland, please ensure your passport or other travel documents are valid 90 days beyond your return date from Iceland.

Please be advised that the Embassy of Iceland does not process any visa applications, the visa processing is done by VFS Global on behalf of the Embassy of Denmark, http://canada.um.dk/en/travel-and-residence/visas/

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