Students must complete the requirements set by the Directorate of Immigration within two weeks of arrival to Iceland in order for the residence permit to be issued. These requirements include photographing, submitting a housing certificate (if applicable) and a medical examination (applicable to certain citizens).
Students must go to the Directorate of Immigration with their passport and traveling documents to be photographed and hand in the housing certificate if they have not done so before arrival. Opening hours Mon-Fri 10-14. Appointment is not necessary. The Directorate of Immigration is located in Skógarhlíð 6, 105 Reykjavík.
Students who require a medical exam must go to the Communicable Disease Control Health Clinic, Þönglabakki 16, 109 Reykjavík, before going to the Directorate of Immigration. Opening hours by appointment only 8-16, tel: 513-5100. If students cannot get an appointment at the Division of Communicable Control then they should book an appointment at their primary health clinic
Note: Students who have not been photographed, submitted a housing certificate and/or undergone a medical examination (if applicable) within two months of their arrival in Iceland will not be issued a residence permit and their stay in Iceland will be deemed illegal.
Icelandic ID number and residence permit card
Once students have completed all requirements set by the Directorate of Immigration, an Icelandic ID number and residence permit card will be issued. Students can go to the Service Desk in University Centre to see if their ID number has been issued. Once their ID number has been issued they can register at the University of Iceland and receive their username and password to access the Ugla intranet. The residence permit card will be sent by mail to students address in Iceland within 10 days.