Iceland Digital Nomad Visa

Cost of Living
Talent Migration


If you want to work remotely from Iceland, you can apply for the Icelandic Visa for Remote Workers, also known as the Iceland Digital Nomad Visa.

Remote work is considered to be the organization and delivery of work using information technology when the candidate is working outside of Iceland. They can be either employed by a foreign worker or self-employed. You cannot work for a local Icelandic employer or participate in the Icelandic labor market in any way. 

Your spouse, domestic partner or children may be considered family members if they are visa-exempt to enter Iceland.

How long is the Iceland Digital Nomad Visa for?

  • If you are applying from your country of residence and are not coming to Iceland until a visa decision has been made, you can obtain a long-term remote work visa for up to 180 days.
  • If you apply from your country of residence but enter the Schengen area before a visa decision is made, you can obtain a long-term remote work visa for up to 180 days minus the number of days that you spent in the Schengen Area country before the visa was issued.
  • If you apply after entering the Schengen area, you can obtain a long-term remote work visa for a maximum of 90 days.


6 months





Processing time

3-4 months




What are eligibility requirements for the Iceland Digital Nomad Visa?

6 Eligibility Requirements

  • Be from a country outside the EU/EEA/EFTA.
  • Do not need a visa to travel to Iceland
  • Have not been issued a long-term visa by the Icelandic authorities in the past 12 months
  • Be able to work remotely from Iceland for a foreign employer
  • Do not intend to reside in Iceland for long-term
  • Have a monthly income of around $1000000ISK (around $7175USD). You need $2175USD extra per dependent.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Iceland Digital Nomad Visa?

8 Document Required

  • Payment receipt including the information of the application: name and date of birth in the payment subject line.
  • Application form for a long-term visa for remote workers.
  • Passport photo of 35x45mm, not older than 6 months.
  • Passport copies. The validity of the passport must be of at least three months beyong they intended stay. Copies of the personal information page, applicant's signature, all visas, all stamps of the Schengen area in the past 12 months.
  • Health insurance policy that covered Iceland and the Schengen area. It must be valid for the whole visa period.
  • Confirmation from an employer that the applicant can work remotely in Iceland or proof of registration as a self-employed person in the country of residence.
  • Employment contract with information of the monthly salary, or contract for projects with agreed payments to show enough income of 1000000ISK monthly.
  • If necessary, the Doctorate of Immigration will request a criminal record check.

Talent Migration data for Iceland

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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