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Applicants wishing to apply for a visa should carefully read the information on this website. The instructions given on this website are to help you prepare your documents in the best way possible. This will reduce the risk that the application is incomplete and take longer to process.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to file their application at least 15 working days prior to the date of departure and not more than 90 days before departure. This will allow an orderly examination of the applications and limit the chances for delay in decisions on visa applications.

Click on the process map below to read the description and understand each process step in detail.

Step 1

Check if you Need a Visa

If you wish to visit, Iceland for a short period and you are a citizen of country with a visa requirement, you must have a visa.

Step 2

Choose your Visa Type

Refer to the know your visa type webpage of this website.

Ensure you choose the correct visa type as per the purpose of your visit.

Step 3

Prepare your Application

  • Passports must be issued within the previous 10 years, have at least two blank pages, and have at least three months validity from the date of departure from Schengen..
  • Relevant Forms & Photograph: Fully completed application form appropriate to the type of visa requested with one original passport-size colour photograph
  • Schengen Travel Medical Insurance
  • Proof of means of transport
  • Proof of accommodation
  • Proof of financial means
  • To know specific documents you need to submit along with your visa application, refer to webpage of the correct visa type as per your purpose of visit.

Step 4

Schedule an Appointment

Application can be submitted with or without appointment. However, the Embassy advices to schedule an appointment with the visa application centre to submit your visa application for all categories.

You should book an appointment for each applicant. For larger groups, we recommend you contact VFS on the number given below for booking their appointments.

You must take a print out of interview letter after completing appointment scheduling online. It is mandatory to present it when you reach the Visa Application Centre

Modes available to book an appointment with Visa application centres

Online – follow the link to Schedule an Appointment

Call Centre – Telephone the Call Centre to book an appointment on  , between 08:00 – 17:00, Monday – Friday.

Step 5

Visit the Visa Application Centre

Read security regulation of the visa application Centre

You must carry the following documents: Original Valid passport duly filled and signed application form, one colour photograph and all other supporting documents as mentioned in respective visa application checklist.

You will have to undergo with a brief security check before a token is issued.

For submission of your application you will be called to the submission counters as per your token number. Staff will check the completeness of application and capture your application information in the system. An acknowledgement receipt will be issued for submission of visa application and payment of visa fees.

Step 6

Tracking your Application

You can track your visa application’s progress by using the following options

Step 7

Collection of Passports

Passports can be collected by the applicant from the visa application centre or it can be couriered.

Please note that third party collection of documents or passports is not permitted, except in the following cases:

Immediate Family Member (i.e. Parents, Children, Spouse)

A person collecting on behalf of Government officials if authorized on the Government letter head.

Red Carpet representative if authorized on the Company’s letter head.

If any of the above comes for passport collection, they need to carry the following documents

Photocopy of Govt. ID card, Original ICR and Authorization Letter from applicant.

Applicants who do not wish to collect their documents in person and whose documents cannot be collected by one of the above should select delivery mode as courier at the time of submission.

The applicants are requested to mention the complete delivery address on the covering letter. In case no specific address is mentioned on the covering letter, the passport will be sent to the address mentioned on the Visa Application Form.

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