New in Iceland

Icelandic Ministry of Social Affairs has launched a new online service centre, New in Iceland. Their aim is to offer various “assistance to feel safe, to be well-informed and supported while living in Iceland.” The website claims that they “can assist with finding answers about labour market, health system, education, social insurance, legal registration, housing … Continue reading New in Iceland

Children Travelling Abroad

Most of Indonesian people who live in Iceland will travel outside of the country at one time or another. When a child (anyone who is under the legal age of 18, according to Icelandic law) is travelling abroad alone, with only one parent/guardian, with friends or relatives or with a group, it is necessary to … Continue reading Children Travelling Abroad

Lapor Diri

As of now there is no Indonesian Embassy located in Iceland, but the KBRI (Kedutaan Besar Republik Indonesia) Oslo in Norway also serves as a diplomatic representation to all Indonesian citizens residing in Iceland. As required by law, every Indonesian passport holder must report to the relevant Indonesian embassy at the very latest 30 days after … Continue reading Lapor Diri

Learning Icelandic

Though almost everybody in Iceland speaks English, it is important to learn Icelandic whilst living here, because not all public information is translated to English, and there is very little source of news in English. Fortunately, there is quite a number of places that offer Icelandic courses: Join a course on Íslenska sem annað mál at … Continue reading Learning Icelandic