Residence Permits

Most Indonesian people, being from a country outside of the European Economic Area and EFTA, who plan to stay in Iceland for more than three months, must have a valid residence permit.

Most common types of residence permit held by Indonesians are as follows:

The Icelandic Directorate of Immigration is responsible for issuing residence permits. Applications for residence permits, along with any documentation, must be submitted to the Directorate or regional District Commissioners office.

Application for the first permit
The application for your first permit must be approved before you arrive in Iceland, except if your are a spouse, same-sex union partner, cohabiting spouse or a minor (under the age of 18) in the legal custody of an Icelander, a Nordic citizen or a foreigner who is residing legally in the country in accordance with a residence permit or a permanent residence permit, you can make your application for a residence permit after arriving in Iceland.

A residence permit is not issued unless you meet these basic requirements:

  • You must be able to support yourself financially.
  • You must have found a proper place to live (secure housing).
  • You must have health insurance.

You must submit original copies of the following documents:

  • Criminal record.
  • Marital certificate.
  • Birth certificate.
  • Custody documents, divorce documents or death certificates.
  • Confirmation of cohabitation or same-sex union.


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