A legal domicile is where a person have a permanent residence, stays during leisure time, household items are kept etc.
Nordic and other EU/EEA citizens must register their legal domicile in person at Registers Iceland within 7 days of their arrival in Iceland.
These citizens will need to present their passport, employment contract and fill out form A-262, a statement on stay in Iceland exceeding a period of 3 months. In addition these citizens need to bring form E-104 to state periods of insurance in home country. The European Health Card is preferred if possible.
Please note, applying for an ID number is not the same as registering a legal domicile. However, both are done at Registers Iceland and can usually be done at the same time.
For more information, see Registers Iceland.
Non-EU/EEA citizens go through the process at the Directorate of Immigration (DOI). Please go as soon as possible to the DOI to register, to have a picture taken and to go under medical examination if applicable. The DOI issues the residence permit card, that contains the ID number and the length of permit. The card is sent to the home address the applicant gave up when registering at the DOI.