I am an EEA/EFTA citizen

I am an EEA/EFTA citizen

  • If you are an EEA/EFTA citizen who intends to work in Iceland for less than 3 months, for an employer who pays salary-related expenses for your work in Iceland, your employer will apply for a system ID No. for you. A tax card is issued when a system ID No. has been allocated. You cannot apply for a system ID No. yourself. The system ID No. does not grant you any rights in Iceland and does not confirm your right to stay. 

  • As an EEA or EFTA citizen, you may stay in Iceland up to three months without being registered. If you are seeking employment in Iceland, you may stay up to six months without being registered. The 3- and 6-month periods are calculated from the day of arrival in Iceland.

    • You have to apply for confirmation of your right to stay in Iceland for more than three months. You do this by filling out form A-271 and submit all necessary documents. This is an electronic form that can be filled out and confirmed prior to arriving in Iceland. When you arrive, you have to go to the offices of Registers Iceland or the nearest registration office and present your passport and other documents.
    • You have to submit documentation proving that you fulfill the requirements to stay for more than three months. It depends on the reason for application what documents need to be submitted, it is clearly stated on the application forms what the document requirements are.
    • You have to prove that you can support yourself for at least three months according to the guidelines for minimum living expenses.
    • If you fulfill the requirements for staying in Iceland for more than three months, you will be sent a registration certificate and be registered in the population registry with a legal domicile in Iceland. The registration date of the legal domicile is based on the reception of a sufficient application.
    • A registration certificate is sent to the address stated in the application. If the application is received through the electronic application process, the registration certificate will be sent via email to the email address stated in the application. Note that it is important that the applicant states her/his own email address in the application form.
    • It is important that your information in the population registry are correct as the right to public service and assistance is mostly dependent on this registration. An ID No. without a registered legal domicile in Iceland provides limited rights. 


    I am employed

    Individual with private means of support

    I am supported by a family member

    I am a student

    Au-Pair or volunteer

    Minimum subsistence