Icelandic Embassies and Consulates
Although Iceland is not in the European Union, it is in the Schengen Area. Travelers visiting Iceland from outside the Schengen Area, or from a country without a visa-free arrangement with the Schengen group of countries, need a Schengen Visa and will need to apply via the embassy or consulate in their country of residence. Iceland has 123 embassies and 83 consulates in countries all over the world.
What services do Iceland’s Embassies and Consulates provide?
Iceland’s Embassies and Consulates provide services to foreign nationals including dealing with immigration issues - such as issuing Schengen Visas - and provide information to potential tourists or business visitors.
Icelandic Embassies and Consulates in the U.S., U.K., China, India, Indonesia, Brazil, and Mexico
Below is a list of the cities where the embassy or consulate is located in major nations. If your home state is not on the list, you can look up the locations of your nearest Icelandic mission on the website below. In most countries, these will be located in capital cities or major population centers.
Icelandic government ministry website : government.is/
Icelandic Embassies and Consulates in the U.S.
Iceland has its embassy in Washington D.C. and a consulate in New York.
Icelandic Embassies and Consulates in the U.K.
Iceland has its embassy in London and consulates in Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Dover, Birmingham, Cardiff, Grimsby, Kingston-upon-Hull (commonly known as Hull), Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Belfast.
Icelandic Embassies and Consulates in China
Iceland’s embassy is based in Beijing. You can also apply for a Schengen Visa at application centers in Beijing, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Fuzhou, Xi’an, Wuhan, Chengdu, and Chongqing.
Icelandic Embassies and Consulates in India
Iceland has its embassy in New Delhi.
Icelandic Embassies and Consulates in Indonesia
Iceland has an embassy in Jakarta and a consulate in Denpasar.
Icelandic Embassies and Consulates in Brazil
Iceland has an embassy in Brasilia and consulates in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.
Icelandic Embassies and Consulates in Mexico
Iceland’s embassy is located in Mexico City and the country has a consulate in Campeche.
Do I have to apply for an Icelandic Visa at an embassy or consulate?
In many countries, Icelandic Embassy or Consulate officials do not directly process initial applications or conduct your visa application interview, an essential part of the process where you will submit supporting documents and provide biometric data. The main visa application partner of Iceland is the firm VFS Global - so they may act on the country’s behalf in your nation. They can help arrange your appointment and track your application on behalf of the embassy. Their website : vfsglobal.com/en/individuals/index.html
What if Iceland does not have an embassy or consulate in my country?
Iceland does not have an embassy or consulate in every state, so if there isn’t one in your country, then officials from another Schengen country or their visa applications partner will act on their behalf.
How long will it take the Icelandic Embassy or Consulate to process a Schengen Visa?
The processing time for an Icelandic Schengen Visa may take up to 15 days in a normal situation - but could take up to 60 days to be issued in extreme circumstances. You can apply for your visa up to six months before you travel.
What does this have to do with travel insurance?
If you plan to apply for a Schengen Visa to Iceland, you need travel and medical cover or your application will be refused, and AXA’s Low Cost Travel Insurance only costs €0.99 ($1.11) per day of your trip and will meet your visa requirements, while the AXA Schengen Europe Travel Insurance offers extended coverage up to costs of €100,000.
Those seeking a multiple-entry visa can purchase the Multi Trip insurance from €298 per year, which again covers you for expenses up to €100,000.
If you are traveling to a country other than Iceland, links to the embassies and consulates of other Schengen Area countries can be found below:
Frequently asked questions about Icelandic Embassies and Consulates and Schengen Visas
If the Icelandic Embassy refuses my Schengen Visa, can I appeal?
Yes, you can appeal if your visa application is refused for most reasons.
Will I have to turn up in person to be interviewed when obtaining my Icelandic Schengen Visa?
Yes, you need to attend an interview to submit and check the supporting documents given alongside your Schengen Visa application and to provide biometric data.
What should I do if my visa gets refused?
If your visa is refused, you have the right to appeal to the authorities in the Schengen member state where you applied.