Coming from within the EEA/EFTA region
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EEA/EFTA citizens are nationals of one of the member states of The European Union (EU) or the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).
The member states are the following:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
Information useful for those moving to Iceland from withing the EEA/EFTA can be found here below.
A citizen of an EEA/EFTA member state may stay and work in Iceland without a permit for up to three months from his/her arrival in Iceland, or stay up to six months if he/she is seeking employment.
If the individual plans to reside longer in Iceland, he/she shall register his right to residency with Registers Iceland.
Residency in another Nordic country is not deducted from the residency period.
If you are an EEA/EFTA citizen who intends to work in Iceland for less than 3 months you need to contact the Iceland Revenue and Customs regarding the application of a system ID number.
Only public authorities can apply for a system ID number for foreign citizens and applications must be submitted electronically.
Every person who lives in Iceland is registered at Registers Iceland and has a national ID number (kennitala) which is a unique, ten-digit number.
Your national ID number is your personal identifier and is used widely throughout Icelandic society.
Everybody who has resided legally in Iceland for six consecutive months before a claim is made, benefits from health insurance. Children and young adults under the age of eighteen who are resided in Iceland are insured with their parents or guardians. The same applies to step children and foster children.