Reykjavík‘s Multicultural Congress  25th of March 2017 

The fourth Multicultural Congress of Reykjavík ‘Let's Talk,' will be celebrated on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at City Hall Tjarnargata 11, 101 Reykjavík Approximately 17.000 immigrants live in Reykjavík from more than 120 countries. The aim of the congress is to open an intercultural dialogue about different issues in regards of living in a intercultural city. Read more

Deadline for citizenship applications to Althingi is March 3rd 2017

Althingi may grant Icelandic citizenship by legislation. If an applicant does not meet the conditions of the Icelandic Nationality

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Statement regarding enquiries to the Multicultural Centre and the Directorate of Immigration


Recently the Directorate of Immigration and the Multicultural Centre have received many enquiries from men wishing to marry Icelandic women in exchange for a payment from the Icelandic government.  Some media outlets have also posted “news” about this on the web.

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Minimum support criteria will be raised on 1st January 2017

One of the basic requirements for the granting of a residence permit in Iceland or Icelandic citizenship is that the applicant can show his/her independent capability of support. Read more