An embassy helps to preserve and protect the relationship between the host country and the country represented by that embassy office. The embassy can be a point of contact, or base of communication, between two countries. Embassy workers can also assist travellers or foreign nationals visiting the host country in distress. The embassy support staff is typically made up of economic officers who handle economic issues and negotiate such things as patents, taxes and tariffs, consular officers who deal with traveller related issues like issuing visas, and political officers who follow the political climate in the host country and issue reports to travellers and their home government.
Icelandic embassies in other countries
Iceland maintains 16 embassies abroad as well as 211 consulates.
Here you can find official information about all the countries Iceland has diplomatic relations with. Iceland’s accredited mission to each country, each country’s accredited mission to Iceland, Iceland’s Honorary Consulates around the world and visa information.
In countries where there is no Icelandic mission, according to the Helsinki Treaty, public officials in the foreign services of any of the Nordic countries are to assist citizens of another Nordic country if that country is not represented in the territory concerned.
Embassies of other countries in Iceland
The Icelandic capital Reykjavik hosts 14 embassies, and in addition there are 64 consulates and three other representations in Iceland.
Here below is a list of selected countries that have an emabassy in Iceland. For other countries visit this site and look for a country.
Either spouse can obtain a divorce, whether or not the other spouse agrees to a divorce. The first step is usually to authorise a legal separation, followed by a divorce after one year. A divorce may, however, be authorised after six months if both spouses agree on applying for a divorce at that point.
If a spouse is found to have committed adultery or has been physically or sexually violent towards their spouse or their children living at home, an immediate divorce may be requested.
Information on custody, legal aid visitation rights can be found in the brochure Your rights – Important information for foreign women in Iceland