Residence Permit Granted
After a application for a residence permit in Iceland has been approved and a residence parmit granted, the representative in Iceland, UI Relocation Service, will be notified via email with an announcement from the Directorate of Immigration. Please notice residence permits are issued for one year at a time.
The announcement declares important instructions regarding the final process of issuing the residence permit:
- The applicant has to be photographed in order to be issued a residence permit card. The photo can be taken at the Directorate of Immigration office or at the offices of the District Commissioners outside the capital area. Please note that photos cannot be taken at the office of the Reykjavik District Commissioner.
- The applicant needs to undergo a medical exam within two weeks from entering Iceland. The medical exam must be in accordance to the Act on Health Security and Communicable Diseases. Applicants from certain countries are exempt from having to ungergo a medical exam. For information see list from the Directorate of Health.
When the applicant receives the announcement from the Relocation Service via email he/she can book the airfare to Iceland in accordance with the supervisor’s wishes and instructions.
Always make sure the letter is kept accessible during the travel to Iceland.
D-Visa to Iceland
Citizens from certain countries requires a D-visa to Iceland, a list of countries that need a D-visa can be found at the Directorate of Immigration webpage, the applicant needs to make an appointment at the relevant embassy as a D-visa is issued and sent to the issuing Embassy, usually the one the applicant listed in the application form. In some cases Danish embassies provides the service on the behalf of Iceland.