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Iceland

Ukraine nationals in Ukraine

Situations where they can apply for visas in Ukraine

Ukrainian nationals carrying a valid biometric passport can travel to Iceland without a visa.

Due to the situation in Ukraine the VFS application centers are closed. Therefore, Ukrainian nationals cannot apply for a visa from Ukraine.

Here is a list of embassies and consulates around the world issuing visitor’s visas on behalf of Iceland.

Any special considerations

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If they cannot apply for visas in Ukraine, alternative options

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Non-Ukraine nationals in Ukraine

Situations where they can apply for visas in Ukraine

Due to the situation in Ukraine the VFS application centers are closed. Therefore, no individuals may currently apply for a visa in Ukraine.

Any special considerations

N/A

If they cannot apply for visas in Ukraine, alternative options

Nationals of many countries are eligible for visa-free entry to Iceland. See https://utl.is/index.php/en/who-needs-a-visa.

Ukraine nationals in Destination Country

Options

Ukrainian nationals who are already in Iceland on a temporary permit or visa-free visit that will expire soon can continue to stay until further notice. If such individuals are planning to work, they must obtain a residence and work permit.

The duty to return has been suspended for Ukrainian citizens until further notice. This means that Ukrainian citizens can stay until further information is given, even if a previous application for international protection has been rejected.

Other considerations

The Minister of Justice has decided to activate a provision on temporary collective protection due to mass flight for those who have fled Ukraine following the Russian invasion.

Here is the announcement of the decision on the government’s website (in Icelandic).

Links to latest Government information

https://www.utl.is/index.php/en/about-directorate-of-immigration/faq-doi/information-for-ukrainian-citizens