Application and Renewal for Icelandic citizens:

Icelanders in the United States can apply for a Icelandic Passport at the Embassy in Washington. Passport applications are processed by appointment only between 9:30 am – 11:00 am (due to time difference between Iceland and US). Tel: 202-265-6653.

The Embassy takes the photograph of the applicant. Also fingerprints are taken of induviduals older than 12. As of 01/01/2017 the cost is USD 109. For children under 18 and seniors over 66 the cost is USD 50. We accept cash or checks only.

After applying it takes 2-3 weeks for the applicant to receive the new passport.

For children both parents need to be present. If both parents can not be present a certified consent form must be provided from the parent that is absent. Unless proof of sole custody is shown.

Icelandic Consulates can no longer accept applications for Icelandic passports. Consulates can no longer prolong the validity of Icelandic Passports.

Emergency Passports are only issued to Icelandic Citizens that are not able to apply for new passports in Iceland or at the Embassy in Washington. It should be noted that Emergency Passports are not ideal travel documents and not machine readable.

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NOTE ! ! Name changes. If the applicant has taken its spouse last name during marriage, you must report that to the Icelandic National Registry. Name changes are not automatic during marriage. See:


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