Visa Information and Tips . 27 Nov 2016 . Joshua Idahosa

How Nigerians Can Get a Visa to Iceland

About Iceland

Iceland, a Nordic island nation, is characterized by its dramatic landscape with volcanoes, geysers, hot springs and lava fields. In Vatnajökull and Snæfellsjökull national parks massive glaciers are protected. Reykjavik is irs capital and most populous city. The city runs on geothermal power and is home to the National and Saga museums, tracing Iceland’s Viking history.

Iceland is the most sparsely populated country in Europe but is the world's 18th largest island, and Europe's second largest island after Great Britain. It is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate, despite a high latitude just outside the Arctic Circle. Its high latitude and marine influence still keeps summers chilly, with most of the archipelago having a tundra climate.

Icelandic is its official language, and the currency in use is the Icelandic krona.

Types of Visa to Iceland

There are different types of visa that can be granted into Iceland, and these can broadly be divided into two groups depending on the intended purpose of the travel.

  1. Long Term visa
    • Study • Work • Marriage • Family stay
  2. Short Term visa
    • Tourism • Business • Transit • Visit

Where to Go

There is no Iceland consulate or embassy here in Nigeria but Iceland is a Schengen state, so a valid visa to any other country that is part of the Schengen agreement would grant you access into the Iceland borders. So the British High Commission or any other Schengen country’s consulate here in Nigeria should do.

British High Commission Abuja

19 Torrens Close, Mississippi, Abuja, Nigeria.
Phone: +234-9-4622200
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

British Deputy High Commission Lagos

11 Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
Phone: +234-1-2770780, +234-1-2770781, +234-1-2770782
Email: [email protected]


In applying for a business visa to Iceland the following documents would be required for the application.

  1. Visa application form completely filled (in
    block letters) and signed.

  2. Recent passport sized photographs which captures the full face with a light background is required.

  3. National passport with validity exceeding the expected return date, with at least two blank pages.

  4. Copy of the passports data sheet (page on which the photo is located).

  5. Copies of your previous visas (if any).

  6. A cover letter stating the purpose of visit to Iceland and itinerary.

  7. Flight Itinerary with dates and flight numbers specifying entry and exit from Iceland.

  8. Health Insurance. Proof of health insurance covering international travel.

  9. Hotel reservation for the duration of the intended stay in Iceland.

  10. A proof of your civil status (marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse if applicable).

  11. Proof of legal stay (if the application is not presented in the country of origin).

  12. Proof of sufficient financial means for the period of stay in Iceland.

  13. If you will be receiving financial support from a host or other sponsor in Iceland, their bank statement would be required. Please provide a copy of that individual's bank statement. Please note that the invitation letter from your host should specifically state the types of support they will be providing (financial, accommodations, etc.).

  14. Original Business letter, signed by the inviting company on the company letter paper, providing information about the travel purpose, specifying the type and desired validity of the visa.

  15. Proof of previous trade relations between the two companies, if any exists.

  16. Certificate of employment (if employed).

  17. If you are retired please submit proof of your retirement fund.

  18. A certificate from your employer stating/allowing your business travel (if employed).

  19. Trade register excerpt or the like (for self-employed).

  20. Tax reports.

  21. Bank statement for the last 3 months.

  22. Proof of group travel (if the travel is going to done in a group).

  23. Trade License (first issued and present renewal).

  24. Visa fees for visa

According to each individual case the competent embassy may request for additional documentation.

For further information, and all types of visas, please call or visit the appropriate consular office.

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