US citizens can travel to Iceland on holiday or business for 90 days or less, in accordance with the Visa Waiver Program.
US citizens wanting to stay longer or reside in Iceland must apply for a residence permit at the Icelandic Directorate of Immigration.
Travelers to Iceland must be in possession of a passport, valid at least for 90 days beyond their intended stay. In addition to that, nationals of many countries are required to obtain a visa prior to entering Iceland. A list of those countries can be seen by clicking here.

Since Iceland became a member of the Schengen Visa Agreement there are 4 offices in the United States that issue visas on Iceland's behalf.

Please contact the office nearest you.

Washington, DC

The Swedish Embassy


New York, NY

The Consulate General of Denmark
One dag Hammarskjold Plaza
885 Second Avenue
18th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-223-4545



Houston, TX
The Royal Norwegian Consulate General

Tel: +713-620-4200



San Fransisco, CA

The Royal Norwegian Consulate General

Tel: +415-882-2000

For information on extended tourist visas, residence and employment permits, please visit the website of the Directorate of Immigration of Iceland.


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