Passport

Book an appointment
The Embassy receives applicants Monday - Friday. Applicants must schedule an appointment in advance on tel. 0207 259 3999 or email emb.london@mfa.is.

All applicants for Icelandic passports must apply in person at the Embassy in London. Applicants under 18 must be accompanied by their parents/legal guardians. Note that Icelandic Consuls do not accept general passport applications, but they can issue emergency passports.

During an appointment, the Embassy will take a biometric photograph of applicants, fingerprints of the left and right index fingers (from age 12 and up) and an electronic signature (from age 10 and up).

What to bring to your appointment

Adults:

  • - Old passport
  • - If the old passport is lost or stolen, please bring a valid Icelandic photo ID.
  • - Passport fee, payable by debit card.


Children under 18:

  • - Old passport
  • - Parents' passports
  • - Consent form, signed by parents. Both parents should accompany their children. If both parents attend the appointment, the form can be signed and witnessed at the Embassy. If for some reason only one parent can attend, the form must be signed by both parents and two witnesses prior to the appointment. 
  • - Birth certificate showing the name of both parents, if applying for a child's first passport.
     

First passport for Icelandic citizens born abroad
Children born abroad must be registered with Registers Iceland (Þjóðskrá Íslands) as Icelandic citizens with an Icelandic ID number (kennitala) before they can be issued with a passport. Contact skra@skra.is for further information. 

An Icelandic citizen born abroad, who has never lived in Iceland, loses Icelandic citizenship when reaching the age of 22. This does not apply should be person become stateless by losing Icelandic citizenship. A person may submit an application before the age of 22 to the Icelandic Directorate of Immigration to retain his/her citizenship. Contact utl@utl.is for further details.

Emergency passport
The Embassy and Consuls can in genuine emergencies issue temporary emergency passports for children and adults and each application is assessed on an ad hoc basis. Emergency passports are not biometric and are not accepted everywhere so please check with the Embassy of the country of your destination. 

The requirements for applying for an emergency passport for children are the same as for regular passports.

Note that we cannot issue an emergency passports because of applications for permanent residency with the Home Office. Please use the European Passport Return Service of your local council.

Lost and stolen passports
The loss and theft of passports should be reported to the police without delay. Also report lost and stolen passports to the Embassy or Registers Iceland by completing and sending this form. If you find your passport after it has been reported lost or stolen, it can no longer be used.

Extension of passport validity
As of 24 November 2015, Icelandic passports can no longer be extended.

Application fee
See a list of fees here.

Processing time
The processing time is about four working days (for applications submitted from 23 October 2017), in addition to 4-5 days for postage.

Fast-track service will take a few working days or up to a week.

Collection and delivery
Icelandic passports are processed by Registers Iceland in Reykjavik and posted directly to applicants. Applicants can also collect passports from the Embassy during opening hours or by prior appointment from their nearest Consul.

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