Iceland: Work in Iceland (Digital Nomad Visa)

The Work in Iceland Program allows high-earning remote workers and self-employed people to spend up to six months exploring Iceland.

Benefits

Introduction

Enjoy Reykjavik’s seaside town atmosphere during the week and spend your weekends exploring Iceland’s dramatic natural attractions. Visit active volcanoes, hike verdant green mountains, visit glaciers, see the Northern Lights and the midnight sun, and relax in volcanic springs like the Blue Hole, all just a short drive from the capital. You’ll also experience Iceland’s egalitarian society, which is forward-thinking while it maintains a strong connection to the nation’s history and culture.

Internet Speed

Iceland has widespread fiber-internet connectivity, with the majority of people having access to high-speed internet.

Cost of living

No. 4 globally 

Requirements

$7,715 per month income ($10,030 per month for a family)

This income must be monthly from employment or self-employment—a large bank balance will not be accepted in place of monthly income.

Applicant must be from a country with visa-free entry to Iceland. 

Fees

Application Process

Pay the visa application fee first, by bank transfer, following these instructions

Fill out a separate application for each applicant. Then submit the application on paper to the Directorate of Immigration. You could choose to mail the application or to enter Iceland visa free and take the application to the office in person. The address is:

Directorate of Immigration, Dalvegur 18, 201 Kópavogur, Iceland

After the application is received, it takes 1 month to process. You will be notified if your visa is approved, and it will be issued when you enter Iceland. It will be valid for 180 days. 

If you are already in Iceland, when you are approved, your visa will be valid for 180 days total (minus the time you have already spent in Iceland).

If you apply from within the Schengen Area, but outside of Iceland, your visa will be valid for a total of 90 days.

Documents Required

All documents must be submitted in hard copy, on paper:

Copies are accepted for submission, but during the process, some documents may be requested as originals, apostilled or otherwise certified. Consider gathering these documents before you leave your home country.

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