Remote Workers Visa

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What is remote work?

Remote work refers to the organization and delivery of work utilizing information technology, where the applicant will deliver their work to an operating location outside of Iceland. Holders of long-term visas for remote work are not allowed to work for local employers or in any other way participate in the Icelandic labor market. Such jobs require the issuance of a residence and work permit.

The holder of a long-term visa for remote work will not be issued an Icelandic ID number. The Directorate of Immigration may issue a long-term visa for remote work which is valid for a stay in Iceland for up to 180 days. A long-term visa for remote work also authorizes stays in other Schengen countries for up to 90 days over a 180-day period.

Who can be issued a long-term visa for remote work?

A foreign national, who wants to work remotely from Iceland as an employee of a foreign company.
A foreign national, who wants to work remotely from Iceland as a self-employed worker.

Who can be issued a long-term visa as a family member of a remote worker?

The spouse or cohabiting partner of a remote worker, if they are exempt from the visa requirement to enter Iceland.
The children of remote workers or their spouse/cohabiting partner, if they are younger than 18 years old and exempt from the visa requirement to enter Iceland.

For how long can a long-term visa for remote work be issued?

If applicants apply from their country of residence and do not arrive in Iceland until a decision has been made, a long-term visa can be issued for up to 180 days.
If applicants apply from their country of residence but enter the Schengen area before a decision is made, a long-term visa can be issued for up to 180 days less the number of days the applicant stays in the Schengen area before the issuance of the visa.
If applicants apply from within the Schengen area, a long-term visa can be issued for up to 90 days.
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DURATION

6 months

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CITIZENSHIP

N/A

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FEES

96

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P. RESIDENCY

N/A

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COMPLEXITY

Medium

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