Iceland VISA


If you are planning a short visit to Island for up to 90 days or less and you do not have the nationality of one of the countries of the European Economic Area (EEA), you may need to apply for a Schengen visa. Island is one of the 26 European countries forming the Schengen Area which have no border controls between them.

Visa Fees

For the complete list of visa fees, please click here. Note that the visa fees must be paid online using a credit or debit card.

Aside from the visa fee, VFS will collect a service fee of DZD 3000 for each visa application. VFS accepts payment in cash at the Island counter in VFS during your appointment date.

Applicants exempted from paying the Visa Fee:

  • Children under 6 years
  • School pupils, students, post-graduate students and accompanying teachers who undertake trips for the purpose of study or educational training
  • Researchers from third countries travelling for the purpose of carrying out scientific research, as per specific rules
  • Applicants related to (spouse, descendant or dependent ascendant of) EEA citizen who are exercising their right to free movement (on production of relevant certificates (birth certificate, marriage certificate, etc.)
  • Applications for Entry visas (d-visa) for skilled workers (including their family members) who have received a concrete offer of employment.
  • In certain cases, the fee may be waived or reduced in accordance with national legislation, when this would serve to promote cultural, foreign policy or development policy interests, other areas of vital public interest, or for humanitarian reasons.

    At VFS, you may avail value-added services which are optional. For details please click here.

Documents Required

  1. The Schengen visa allows entry and free movement on the territory of the states covered by the Schengen Agreements (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania , Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden). The duration of the short-stay visa not exceeding 90 days over a period of 180 days, except for the shorter duration mentioned on the vignette. Visas for stays exceeding 90 days over a period of 180 days are not Schengen visas and are subject to special conditions (residence permits, family reunification, etc.)
  2. The Norwegian embassy in Amman- Jordan has become the Visa and Immigration Hub for the Middle East and North Africa. This means that it handles visa and residence applications from Algeria. The only destination / main destination is Norway, Denmark and Iceland.
  3. Additional documents may be requested, if necessary. The Royal Norwegian Embassy reserves the right to summon the applicants for an interview.
  4. The submission of a complete dossier does not necessarily entail the issuance of the visa.
  5. In Arabic, a translation into English or French must be attached.
    1. Visa application form duly filled in and signed personally by the applicant, along with 2 other documents to be printed directly from the Application Portal:
      1. The receipt for payment of the EUR 80 visa fee
      2. Application registered (cover letter), signed.
    2. 01 recent identity photo in color on white background.
    3. Original passport valid for at least 3 months after the expiry of the visa requested and photocopy in A4 format of the first page and photocopy of Schengen visas and any page used. The passport must have at least two pages free.
    4. Travel insurance valid for all countries of the Schengen area, covering medical and repatriation costs in case of accident or sickness (minimum coverage: € 30,000).
    5. Business Visit: original letter of invitation and commitment of the Icelandic business partner, which must include the Organic Number, duly signed, specifying the reason, dates and duration (Contracts, invoices, correspondence, proof of import, etc.) and the mission statement confirming the reason and duration of the business trip.
    6. Family visit: original letter of invitation + taking charge: for Iceland: «Guarantee form for visits»  duly signed + photocopy + a photocopy of the Icelandic passport or residence card of your Iceland reference. Professional / banking vouchers etc. Of your reference.
    7. Family record, birth certificate N ° 12
    8. Proof of means of subsistence: Statement of a bank account in Algeria for the last three months; Proof of the economic resources in euros allowing the stay (credit card, extract of the bank account showing movement) or taking charge.
    9. Proof of the traveler's socio-occupational situation:
      1. Employees: Work certificate or recent employment contract + last three pay slips + leave or mission order + Social Security affiliation certificate (CNAS) + annual declaration of wages of the previous year + trade register Of the employer.
      2. Merchants: Employer's business register + certificate of existence + management proxy + extract of role + update of the CASNOS. ;
      3. Liberal professions: Decision of installation / business card + C20 + declaration of income,
      4. Farmers: Certificate of farmer + farmer's certificate + last statement of annual income.
      5. Retired persons: Certificate of receipt of a retirement pension.
      6. Students and minors: Certificate of schooling + student card + proof of the socio-professional situation of the parents + care by the parents.
      7. Unemployed: Proof of current financial resources.
    10. Reservation of an air ticket indicating the complete itinerary of the trip. (Do not buy airline tickets until you are informed that the visa has been issued)
    11. Note from the relevant Ministry or employers' organization indicating the program of mission (s) and assumption of travel insurance.
    12. Proof of accommodation: Certificate of accommodation, confirmed hotel reservation, proof of rental
    13. Minor: traveling alone or with only one parent: parental authorization + copy of the passport of both parents + signature of both parents on the application form. If the guardianship does not return to the father: authorization of the guardian + proof of the guardianship (certificate of death of the father or legal disposition).
    14. If the applicant is not an Algerian citizen: Algerian residence card, valid for at least 3 months after expiry of the visa requested + photocopy format A4.
    15. Certification of a recognized local organization or association justifying the travel and official invitation of Icelandic organization.

Photo Specifications

Photograph Quality


The photographes must be:

  • No more than 6-months old
  • 35-40mm in width
  • Close up of your head and top of your shoulders so that your face takes up 70 -80% of the photograph
  • In sharp focus and clear
  • Of high quality with no ink marks or creases


The photographs must:

  • Show you looking directly at the camera
  • Show your skin tones naturally
  • Have appropriate brightness and contrast
  • Be printed on high quality paper, and at high resolution Photographs taken with a digital camera must be high quality colour and printed on photo-quality paper.

Style and lighting


The photographs must be:

  • Be colour neutral
  • Show your eyes open and clearly visible-no hair across your eyes
  • Show you facing square on to the camera, not looking over one shoulder (portrait style) or tilted, and showing both edges of your face clearly
  • Be taken with a plain light-coloured background
  • Be taken with uniform lighting and not show shadows or flash reflections on your face and no red eye

Glasses and head covers


If you wear glasses:

  • Be colour neutral
  • The photograph must show your eyes clearly with no flash reflection off the glasses, and no tinted lenses (if possible, avoid heavy frames - wear lighter framed glasses if you have them)
  • Make sure that the frames do not cover any part of your eyes.

Head coverings :

  • Are not permitted except for religious reasons, but your facial features from bottom of chin to top of forehead and both edges of your face must be clearly shown.

Expression and frame


Processing Time

  • The legal processing time for a Schengen visa is 15 calendar days.
  • Please note that your passport will be kept during the visa application process.
  • However, case processing time depends on each individual case. Applicants are advised to apply several weeks before their intended journey, but not more than 90 days in advance.
  • After the embassy in Amman has received the application. If the embassy asks you for additional documents or information, it will take more time to process your application.