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Expired or lost passports – Iceland

Any foreigner entering or leaving Iceland shall have a passport or other identification document recognised as a travel document. Any foreigner who surrenders his passport to the police or other authorities in Iceland shall be provided with a receipt evidencing its delivery.

The passport requirement does not apply to Danish, Finnish, Norwegian or Swedish nationals who come to Iceland directly from Denmark, Finland, Norway or Sweden, or travel to those countries directly from Iceland.

Any foreigner who has attained the age of 18 years, who is not a national of any of the Nordic countries, shall, while staying in Iceland, at all times either carry a passport or other travel document, a competent authority's receipt for delivery as provided for in the first paragraph, or a document issued to the foreigner by Icelandic authorities, such as a certificate evidencing a permit to stay.

The period of validity of a passport shall be at least three months past the planned stay in Iceland. For EEA-citizens, it is sufficient to present valid travel documents.

For more information consult:

Government offices of Iceland - Consular services

The Directorate of Immigrants

Whatever your nationality, an expired passport is not accepted as a valid travel document to enter or leave Iceland. The passport requirement does not apply to Danish, Finnish, Norwegian or Swedish nationals who come to Iceland directly from Denmark, Finland, Norway or Sweden, or travel to those countries directly from Iceland.

If you lose your passport or it has expired you should contact your country's consulate or embassy.

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