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 three months 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 - outsource


New York,  NY

The Consulate General of Denmark 

Tel:  +240-454-7720

Houston, TX  or call center 516-234-7789

San Francisco, CA  or call center 516-234-7789

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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