The issuing of visas for Ukrainian citizens to Iceland is made according to Norwegian visa regulations. The application process is the same as for Schengen visas to Norway. The application is registered through our Application Portal where one will also have to pay the visa fee and register an appointment in order to come to the Embassy and apply together with the necessary supporting documents. The application is considered according to requirements set by Schengen and Norwegian visa regulations. If these requirements are not meet the application will be forwarded to the Icelandic Immigration Service for further consideration.
We only handle Schengen short term visas (C) on the behalf of the Icelandic Directorate of Immigration – Utlendingastofnun (UTL). Entry visas (D) are only issued upon received decision from UTL. Please notice the difference in demands of documents for those applying for a visa to go to Iceland when it comes to means of support and the invitation letter.
Means of support
Since there is not an Icelandic equivalent to the Norwegian “Guarantee Form for Visits”, a foreigner must prove that his/hers means of support is sufficient for the proposed period of stay in the Schengen zone. Minimum amount is ISK 20,000, or ISK 4,000 (approx. 65 USD) per day during the period applied for. This amount is reduced to ISK 2,000 per day, if the foreigner is guaranteed free secure accommodation, e.g. in a private home. Please note that a referee can only guarantee support for his/her spouse or minor children, or parents of the host.
Invitation Letter – Purpose of Visit
The Norwegian Embassy requires an original letter of invitation from the person who invites with a confirmation of the signature made by Icelandic public authorities/confirmation from a company or organization where the purpose of the visit is stated.
In the case of a family visit, the relationship between the host and the applicant must be stated. Furthermore the Embassy requests that the applicant provides documentation to prove family ties. If the purpose is to visit a fiancé, the Embassy requests that the invitation letter state how long the host and his visitor have known each other and whether/when they have met. To prove this, copies of the relevant pages of the Icelandic passport should be enclosed.
Work and residence permit
Applications for work and residence permit are not handled by the Norwegian Embassy. In cases when the Icelandic Immigration Authorities already have granted a permit, the Norwegian Embassy will then issue a D-visa. More information regarding Icelandic regulations on work and residence permit can be found on UTLs webpage.
Please note that all documents from the inviting party should be sent to the applicant, not to the Embassy.