Iceland Travel and Visa Requirements for Nigerian Citizens

Travel and Visa Requirements for Nigerian Citizens Travelling to Iceland

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About Iceland

Iceland is home to over 300,000 people, fascinating natural landscapes and the healthiest cuisine in the world. 

General Requirements for Iceland Visa
  • A valid Nigerian passport not older than 7 years, with at least six months validity beyond the date you plan to leave Iceland.
  • A passport size photograph (45 X 35 mm) with a white background.
  • Travel document.
  • Proof of financial support.
  • Proof of accommodation. E.g hotel reservations.
  • Documentation showing applicants ties to home country, e.g. Marriage certificate, birth certificate etc.
  • Travel medical Insurance with a coverage of at least 30,000 Euros.
  • Documentation confirming the purpose of travel.
  • A police report showing the traveler does not have a criminal record.
Types of Iceland Visa

Iceland Tourist visa


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Eligibility

  • Nigerians looking to visit Iceland for recreation, relaxation and sightseeing purposes can apply for the Icelandic tourist visa.
  • The Iceland tourist visa is also a Schengen 'Type C' visa and it is valid for 90 days.
  • Iceland is a popular holiday destination with volcanic and glacial landscapes, it is located in the North Atlantic Ocean
  • With the Icelandic tourist visa, Nigerians can study for three months. 
  • Travelers are required to provide travel health insurance confirmation of minimum 30,000 € coverage within Iceland and the entire Schengen area.
  • Proof of sufficient financial means for entire period of stay in Iceland must be provided.
  • Foreigners must attest owning an amount of subsistence of 28 € per day to the Icelandic Embassy or Consulate. While, the amount of money required for each entry to the territory of Iceland is 144 €.
  • If you are carrying an amount over 10,000 Euros or equivalent, it is important that you have it declared upon entry to Iceland.
  • You might be asked to submit your tax reports. If someone is responsible for providing you with the funds, you will need a letter from the entity or person.
  • Iceland has a low crime rate with rare instances of violent crime. Using common sense will go a long way in ensuring you do not become a victim.
  • Though whale meat and other products that utilize whale parts are sold throughout Iceland, foreigners are not allowed to export it back to their country. 
  • Seizure of the goods and possible criminal prosecution should be expected if the rules are violated. Penalties include jail time and fines of up to $10,000.
  • Extreme care should be taken when driving in rural areas during the winter when daylight hours are limited and the weather and road conditions can change rapidly.
  • Many routes in the interior of the country are impassable until July due to muddy conditions and swollen rivers caused by snow melt.
  • Public transportation in Iceland is safe and reliable.

Iceland Business visa


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Eligibility

  • Nigerian business travelers looking to engage in business activities of their choice in Iceland can apply for the Icelandic business visa.
  • With this visa, businessmen and businesswomen can attend trade fairs, conferences, business summits and also meet up and negotiate with their business partners during their time in the country.
  • Nigerian business travelers are required to have an invitation letter from the company they are meeting up with. The letter should include the following:
    • Company’s address.
    • Duration of your visit.
    • Purpose of your visit to the country.
  • If you have had previous business dealings with the company in Iceland, proof of this required.
  • Regarding the applicant’s expenses during stay in the Schengen zone, either the employer or the partner company must state coverage of expenses on the letter or invitation .
  •  A letter from your employer stating awareness and allowance of your business leave should be provided. The letter should include the duration and purpose of your visit to Iceland.
  • Foreigners are required to provide business bank statement from the last 6 months.
  • Memorandum and Article of Association in original certified copy (registered with joint stock companies) Trade License (first issued and present renewal), Proprietorship/Partnership documents must be provided.

Iceland Student visa


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Eligibility

  • Nigerians looking to travel to Iceland for the purpose of studying in one of the institutions in the country can apply for the Icelandic student visa.
  • Before you apply for a student visa, you must ensure you have been accepted into one of the institutions of your choice in the country before applying for visa.
  • Students will need to apply for a residence permit before arriving in Iceland. This can be done by contacting the Directorate of Immigration in Iceland or by notifying the nearest Icelandic embassy.
  • When you have arrived in Iceland, it is important that you apply for a Kennitala (an Icelandic ID/social security number). This is used for every day matters, such as opening a bank account.
  • Letter of acceptance from the institution in Iceland is required. This is proof that you can attend lectures and write exams at school.
  •  If you are given a scholarship, you must provide the letter of sponsorship from the body that awarded the scholarship to you.
  • Students are required to provide travel medical insurance with coverage of at least 30,000 Euros.
  • Proof of financial support in the form of bank statements must be provided. Students are required to have at least 1,434 Euros per month.
  • Student visas in Iceland are flexible enough to allow students to apply for a work permit while they are engaged in their studies. Students are allowed to work 20 working hours per week.
Iceland Visa Application Centres & Embassies in Nigeria
Iceland

There is no Iceland Embassy in Nigeria, however, since it is a Schengen state, the Royal Norwegian Embassy handles visa applications on behalf of Iceland.

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