Visit Visa (Iceland)
Knowing from close the natural beauties of Iceland, the nightlife and much more, the number of people wishing to visit their friends and relatives living in Iceland has thus increased. However, a huge share of the world population cannot just travel to Iceland with empty hands.
There are procedures that more than half of the world population needs to follow in order to enter Iceland. This means that, if you are planning to travel to Iceland for tourism you may need to apply for an Iceland Tourist Visa first.
Iceland Entry Restrictions in Response to Coronavirus
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, Iceland, as well as the rest of the EU and Schengen Area members imposed an EU-wide entry ban on third-country nationals in mid-March 2020. With the improved epidemiological situation in the EU and abroad, Iceland has lifted the entry ban for a few third countries and several categories of travellers.
What documents do I need to apply for a short-stay Iceland Visa from India?
First of all, you need to download and complete a Schengen Visa application form.
You will also need two recently taken passport-style photos, an Indian passport or other travel documents that are no older than 10 years and are valid for at least three months after your departure date from Iceland, or the Schengen Area. Travel and medical insurance covering you up to costs of €30,000 is also required (available from AXA), as is evidence of legal residence in India (such as an ID card), a cover letter stating your itinerary and the purpose of your visit, as well as a flight itinerary and proof of accommodation during your stay, proof of your civil status, like a marriage certificate, and proof you have means of subsistence to support yourself.
According to Icelandic law, those applying for an Iceland Visa, must prove they have 4,000 Icelandic krona or €28.83 per day. You will also need to show you have 20,000 Icelandic krona or €144.13 each time you plan to enter Iceland.
Requirements for an Iceland Tourist Visa for Minors
Whereas, minor applicants will need to submit additional documents, as follows:
- Birth certificate.
- Iceland application form should be signed by both parents.
- Family court order, in cases where only one parent has full custody over the child.
- Certified copies of ID / passport of both parents.
- A notarized parental authorization to travel to Iceland, signed by both parents / guardians, if the minor will be travelling alone with another person.
Visa Processing Time
The processing of an Iceland Tourist Visa application takes at most 15 working days. Though the period may vary form one country to the other, since Iceland is represented by different embassies, most of the time a decision on your application will be given within 15 days.
Duration of stay:
While with an Iceland short-stay visa one can remain in Iceland for a maximum of 90 days, an Iceland long-term visa permits its holder to remain there up to 180 days. Note that you cannot extend your stay for more than 180 days. You can also apply only once every 12 months for an Iceland long-term visa.
How to Extend an Iceland Visitor Visa?
If you are wondering if you can extend your stay in Iceland beyond the permitted duration of stay, then you should know an Iceland visa extension is permitted only in some very specific cases. I.e. if you show proof that you cannot leave Iceland because of force majeure or humanitarian reasons preventing your from leaving.
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