Iceland Visa

List of documents that may be required when you apply for an Iceland visa, standard requirements and visa specific documents.

VFS Iceland Visa Requirements

As per every other visa to any world country, you will need to prove you fulfill the conditions for a visa to Iceland. The required documents for a visa to Iceland are a crucial part of your visa application.

The Iceland visa requirements are grouped into two categories:

  • The standard required documents for any Iceland visa – which every applicant needs to submit, no matter the purpose of entry.
  • Documents regarding purpose of travel to Iceland – which vary from one visa type to the other, and prove your purpose of entry to Iceland.

The standard required documents for a visa for Iceland are as follows:

  • Iceland visa Application form. Fulfill the form in your computer with clear and correct information. The form contains questions about your identity and purpose of trip to Iceland. Make sure the information you give in this form complies with the information in the rest of the documents. After you complete it, print it, and sign it at the end.
  • Two photos. The photos must be no older than three months, in compliance with the rest of the Schengen visa photo requirements.
  • Valid passport. Your passport must be issued within the last 10 years. It must be valid for another 3 months beyond the date you plan to leave Iceland. Make sure it has at least two blank pages in order to affix the visa sticker.
  • Copies of older visas. If you have had any visa to the Schengen states or any other country in the world, submit copies of them.
  • Travel Medical Insurance for your entire stay in Iceland. You are obliged to purchase travel insurance to enter Iceland. Your insurance must cover the whole territory of the Schengen Area and unforeseen illnesses or accidents with a minimum coverage of €30,000.
  • Complete travel itinerary for your trip to Iceland. A document issued by an airline, which confirms you have a reserved flight from your home country to Iceland and back. It contains information as your flight name, departure/arrival timings along with dates, your flight code and your flight reservation/booking numbers.
  • Proof of financial means. The Icelandic authorities want you to prove you have enough money to financially maintain yourself during your stay in Iceland. You must prove you have at least 145€ per each entry, and around 29€ per each day that you plan to spend in Iceland.
  • Proof of accommodation in Iceland. You will need to show proof that you have arranged where you will be staying throughout your time in Iceland. This could be one of the following:
    • Hotel booking for the whole period you plan to remain in Iceland.
    • Rent Agreement with an Icelander host, for the whole period of your stay in Iceland.
    • Invitation letter by a host in Iceland, in which the host invites you to stay at your place as long as you are in Iceland.
  • Proof of civil status. This could be your birth certificate, marriage certificate etc.

Iceland visa required documents for minors

  • Birth certificate
  • Iceland application form should be signed by both parents.
  • Family court order, in cases where only one parent has full custody over the child.
  • Certified copies of ID / passport of both parents
  • A notarized parental authorization to travel to Iceland, signed by both parents / guardians, if the minor will be travelling alone with another person

Iceland visa requirements based on your occupational status

If you are employed:

  • Employment contract
  • Current bank statement for the last 6 months
  • Leave permission from the employer

If you are self-employed:

  • A copy of your business license
  • Bank statement for the last 6 months

If you are a student:

  • Proof of enrollment
  • No-objection certificate from school or university

If you are retired, submit your pension statement of the latest 6 months.

Visa Type Consulate VISA FEE (IN GBP) VFS service fee  in GBP Our Handling Charges In GBP Total Online Payable
(Fee + Our Charges)
Family & Friends/Business
£70 £37 £195 £232
Family member of EEA/EU citizen £70 £37 £195 £232
Long stay Single/Multiple Entry £70 £37 £195 £232
Children between 6 and 12 years old £34 £37 £195 £232
Children less than 6 years old £0 £37 £195 £232


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