This information is relevant for individuals who are traveling to visit family and friends. Additionally, it is important to note the requirements for school pupils and individuals holding UK travel documents.
Regarding school pupils:
It is essential to be aware that children who are traveling to Iceland as part of a school trip, and are citizens of a country that falls under the Schengen visa requirements, must obtain a visa before their trip.
A visa typically grants you the right to stay in the entire Schengen region, which includes countries such as Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. This visa allows you to stay in Iceland for a maximum of 90 days within any 180-day period and is valid for the entire Schengen region.
It is important to note that visa applications are usually processed within 15 days from the day the Embassy receives them, excluding submission time.
However, in some cases, further inquiry or documentation may be required, which can prolong the processing time. Applicants may also be requested to attend an interview at the Embassy.
Please be aware that a visa does not grant you the right to work in Iceland unless explicitly granted by the Immigration Service.
UK travel documents:
If you hold a refugee travel document (1951 Convention travel document) or a travel document for stateless persons (1954 Convention travel document) and are a national of a country that requires a visa when traveling to the Schengen area, it is necessary to apply for a visa before traveling to Iceland.
Please see the checklist for a visitor’s visa with the complete list of requirements.
The list of documents provided below is not exhaustive, and the customer may be asked to provide additional information or documents if requested by the Mission.
Both the standard and supporting documentation must be recent, not older than one month, and must be provided for every Schengen visa application.
Applicants are required to bring and present their original documents, but they only need to submit photocopies unless specified otherwise.
Before gathering the required documents mentioned below, applicants are advised to carefully review the requirements under the Overview section to ensure eligibility for the chosen visa category.
- Standard Documentation for Schengen Visa Application
- Visa application form (original) – Please refer to the link provided.
- Passport (original) – A signed passport with at least two blank pages for visa purposes. It must be valid for at least 90 days beyond the return date of the trip to the Schengen Area and should have been issued within the last 10 years on the day of departure from the Schengen Area.
Note: An extended passport may still be valid, but if it is older than 10 years, it is no longer acceptable. In such cases, the customer must first apply for a new passport.
- Photocopies of previous Schengen visas – If applicable, include photocopies of previous Schengen visas endorsed in an old passport and issued within the last 3 years.
- UK Residence permit – A valid UK Residence permit, either endorsed in the passport or issued as a Biometrics card, is required for travel to the Schengen Area. It must be valid for at least three months beyond the return date of the trip. If you hold a C-type visitor visa, you can only apply for a Schengen visa for Essential Travel purposes, such as business, study, family reunification, health or humanitarian reasons, and if you are an EU Family Member accompanying a corresponding family member.
To support your Schengen visa application, you need to provide the following documentation:
- Proof of current occupation:
- Employer letter (original): This should be a recent letter, signed and on company letterhead. It should be addressed to the Mission and include the name and position of the signee. The letter should confirm your employment with the company. Additionally, you need to provide your last three months’ pay slips.
- Student letter (original): If you are a student, you need a recent letter from your UK university. It should be addressed to the Mission and include the name and position of the signee. The letter should confirm your enrollment as a student.
- Self-employment letter (original): If you are self-employed, you need a recent letter, signed and on company letterhead. It should be addressed to the Mission and include the name and position of the signee. The letter should confirm your self-employment. If applicable, this letter should be obtained from your accountant, solicitor, bank manager, or Companies House. If your name is not mentioned on the Certificate of Incorporation received upon registering your business, you need to provide additional proof demonstrating your connection to the company.
Proof of Funds
To demonstrate your financial capability for your visa application, please provide the following documents:
- The most recent three months’ UK current account bank statements, clearly showing your name, address, and an end balance dated within the last month from the date of visa application submission. The balance should reflect a minimum amount of £50.00 per day of your stay in the Schengen Area, in addition to outstanding accommodation and travel fees. Alternatively, online bank account printouts are also acceptable.
- Travellers’ cheques should cover the same amount as explained in section a.
If sponsored then, a guarantee from the host, along with pay slips or bank statements.
Proof of Travel
To confirm your travel arrangements, please provide the following:
- Confirmed return travel tickets, clearly stating your name and travel dates to and from the Schengen Area.
- If you are traveling by car, please provide car registration, car insurance, and return travel tickets (ferry or Eurotunnel) that mention the car’s registration number and driver’s driving license. If you are not the driver, a cover letter from the driver, signed and dated, confirming joint travel with you and providing the travel dates, is also required.
Proof of Accommodation
To fulfill the requirement of providing proof of accommodation, it is necessary to present a confirmed reservation from a reputable establishment such as a hotel, hostel, or camping site. This reservation should clearly state the customer’s name, travel dates, and the address details of the accommodation.
If visiting, Provide an online invitation form from the host. Copy of the biodata page of the passport or residence permit of the host in Iceland, if applicable, proof of family relationship is required.
Travel Insurance (Comprehensive Medical Coverage)
A crucial aspect of the application process is obtaining travel insurance that provides all-risk medical coverage. The insurance policy must clearly display the customer’s name and be valid throughout the entire Schengen Area. Furthermore, it must cover the entire duration of the customer’s intended stay in the Schengen Area. The minimum coverage for medical emergencies and repatriation, including the necessary clause, should amount to at least €30,000.
Please ensure that all the aforementioned requirements are met in order to comply with the regulations set forth by the authorities.
Please ensure that you provide a recent color portrait of yourself, taken within the last six months, which meets the following requirements:
- The photo should be captured against a light background, preferably white or off-white. This will help enhance your facial features and create a clear contrast with the background.
- The focus of the photo should be on your face, ensuring high clarity and sharpness. This will enable us to accurately identify and verify your identity.
- Your full face should be visible in the photo, without any grinning, sunglasses, hats, or other head coverings. Exceptions can be made if you wear such items due to your ethnicity or religion.
- The photo should be printed from a camera print on standard photographic paper. This ensures professional quality and durability of the image.
Please note that the photo must be affixed to the visa application form. Failure to comply with these specifications will result in an incomplete application. In such cases, you will be required to obtain fresh pictures from the photo booth at the visa application center.
Applicants must diligently fill out the application form as outlined below:
Schengen visa application form
Complete all mandatory fields on the visa application form, which are marked with a red star (*).
Please ensure that all sections of the application form are accurately and comprehensively filled out.
Applicants are welcome to submit their Schengen visa application up to six months prior to their intended travel date to the Schengen Area. It is important to note that the minimum processing time for a visa application is 15 days. Therefore, it is highly recommended that applicants allow sufficient time between their appointment date and travel date for the Mission to process their visa application. Please be aware that delays may occur, and we cannot guarantee the exact return date of the visa application.
For certain nationalities, the visa application requires consultation from the other Schengen countries, which may result in a longer processing time. To avoid any delays in the visa application process, it is crucial that the application is complete, and all submitted documents meet the requirements set by the Mission. Please refer to the “Documents Required” section for specific visa categories.
Applicants should also take into consideration that during peak seasons such as Easter, summer holidays (July and August), and Christmas, appointment slots are quickly filled as the Mission can only process a limited number of visa applications per day. Additionally, please be mindful of Mission closures and holidays, as they may extend the processing time.
Therefore, we strongly recommend the following to all applicants:
- Book your appointment as soon as your travel plans are confirmed.
2. Ensure that your visa application documentation meets the requirements specified by the Mission.
3. Allow sufficient processing time for the Mission to review your application thoroughly.
Applicants submitting their visa application at our satellite center in Edinburgh should consider adding an additional two days to the minimum processing time. This is because the application will first be dispatched to the London office before being forwarded to the Mission in London the following day.
During the visa application process, the Mission reserves the right to request additional information or documents, as well as invite applicants for an interview. It is important to note that these requests or interviews may potentially lead to delays in the visa process. Applicants are kindly reminded to accept responsibility for any such delays that may occur.
You may access and download all the relevant forms from this location.
Sample Visa Form Word: Sample vis -Schengen-WORD.docx
Sample Visa Form PDF: Sample vis -Schengen-WORD.pdf
Online Application form: Iceland online application form
Checklist: Tourist Checklist
To proceed with your visa application, please fill out the attached sample form (PDF, Word) completely. If you are unsure about any information, leave it blank. Once you have completed the form, please return it to us along with your passport, BRP card/UK residency, and copies of any previous Schengen visas that you have held.
Please forward the documents through email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A consultation call will be scheduled after we have received this information to further discuss the application.
After sending the documents you can call us at +442035001580.
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