Long-term visa for remote workers
The world of work is changing fast. Iceland has just rolled out its long-term visa for those who have flexibility and location independence with their work. Experience more of Iceland with a stay of up to 180 days!
What are the conditions for the issuance of a long-term visa for remote work?
A long-term visa for remote work can be issued if:
- The applicant is from a country outside the
- The applicant to travel to Iceland.
- The applicant has not been issued a long-term visa in the last 12 months by Icelandic authorities.
- The purpose of the stay is to work remotely from Iceland for a foreign company.
- The applicant does not intend to reside in Iceland for the long term.
- The applicant can show their monthly income is equivalent to 1,000,000 ISK, or 1,300,000 ISK if applying for an accompanying spouse, cohabiting partner, and children under the age of 18. See the website for currency exchange rates.
Applicants must be permanently employed by foreign companies and meet additional health insurance requirements during their stay.
Please see Iceland'sfor the most current regulations regarding entry into Iceland during the COIVD-19 pandemic. Restrictions are subject to change!
How do I apply?
For all the details on the application process, forms, and requirements please see the
For the answers to many of the most common questions, please
You will need to fill out theand gather all the required supporting documents.
A copy of applicable certificates must be submitted with your application(s). However, if necessary, the Directorate of Immigration may request originals and/or legal authentication, see information onTranslated versions are required of foreign certificates issued in languages other than English or a Scandinavian language. Such translated versions shall be submitted in the original format and must be prepared by authorized translators.
Applicants must pay thebefore submitting their application and send it in paper form by regular mail to the or deliver it to the drop box in the Directorate's lobby. Applicants can also submit their applications at the offices of District Commissioners outside the capital area.
The Directorate will contact the applicant by email upon approval if documents are missing or further information is required.