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Frequently asked Questions

Q - I am an UK citizen, do I need a residence and a work permit in Iceland?
A - After Brexit all UK citizens need both.

Q - Can I send the residence and work permit application via email?
A - No unfortunately not, Iceland Directorate of Immigration does only accept applications on paper.

Q - How much time does the residence and work permit process take?
A - It depends on the time it takes to accumulate required documents. The DOI processing time is the least of it and depends on the nationality and the origin of the documents.

Q - I am a student on a residence permit, is it possible for me to work in Iceland?
A - As a student, you can work 40% or 15 hours per week.