How Nigerians Can Get a Visa to Iceland

Learn how Nigerians can get a visa to Iceland by following all the information explained in this post. All the requirements and details about Iceland are explained in this article.

About Iceland

Iceland is a Nordic island nation that is characterized by its sizeable landscape made up of volcanoes, geysers, hot springs, and lava fields. Iceland’s capital is Reykjavik and this happens to be the most populous city. The city runs on hydroelectric power and is home to the National and Saga museums, connecting to Iceland’s Viking history.

Iceland is the most less populated country in Europe but is the world’s 18th biggest island and Europe’s second-biggest island after Great Britain. The Gulf stream warms up the country and it has a temperate climate, despite a massive latitude just outside the Arctic Circle. Its massive latitude and influence from the marines keep the summers chilly, with most of the Island having expanse weather.

Icelandic is the official language, and the currency used is the Icelandic krona.

Types of Visa to Iceland

Various kinds of visas can be given to anyone willing to travel to Iceland, and these can largely be divided into two groups depending on the reason for embarking on the trip. 

  1. Long Term visa
  2. The study, Work, Marriage and Family stay
  3. Short Term visa
  4. Tourism, Business, Transit, and Visit

Necessary Requirements

For Nigerians who intend to make a trip to Iceland for business purposes, below is a list of necessary documents for the Swaziland visa application.

1. Visa application form filled and signed.

2. Recent passport-sized photographs which capture the entire face with a bright background are needed.

3. International passport with validity goes beyond the expected return date, with at least two blank pages.

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

5. Copies of your previous visas (if any); will prove that you’ve had past travel experience.

6. A cover letter must be provided which states the reason for the visit and schedules.

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

8. Evidence of health insurance covering foreign travel.

9. Hotel reservation/ accommodation information for the duration of the intended stay.

10. Proof of your civil status (birth certificate of children, marriage certificate, and death certificate of spouse if necessary).

11. Proof of legitimate stay (if the application is not presented in the applicant’s home country).

12. Evidence of enough financial means for the duration of the visit.

13. If you are getting financial support from a host or other sponsor in the country, their bank statement will have to be provided. Please note that your host’s invitation letter should expressly state the types of assistance they will be providing (financial, accommodations, feeding, transportation, etc.).

14. An original business letter, signed by the inviting company on the organization’s letter headed paper. The letter must provide information about the reason for traveling, specifying the type of

Visa and the needed sustainability of the Visa.

15. Evidence of past trade relations between the two companies, if such document is available.

16. Certificate of employment if the candidate is employed because it is necessary.

17. Please submit evidence of your retirement fund if you are retired.

18. A certificate from your employer granting your business permission to travel if you are employed.

19. Trade register extract or something like that (for self-employed).

20. Bank statement for the past three months to prove the client has a steady flow of income.

21. Proof of group travel (if you are traveling in a group).

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

23. Visa fees because Visa is not free

According to each case, the competent embassy may request additional documents.

Where to Go

There is no Iceland embassy here in Nigeria but Iceland is a Schengen state, hence a valid visa to any other country that is part of the Schengen agreement would give you access into the Iceland borders. So the British High Commission or any other Schengen country office here in Nigeria would be sufficient.

British High Commission Abuja

Address: 19 Torrens Close, Mississippi, Abuja, Nigeria.

Tel: +234-9-4622200

Email: [email protected], [email protected]


The British Deputy High Commission Lagos

Address: 11 Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.

Tel: +234-1-2770780, +234-1-2770781, +234-1-2770782

Email: [email protected]

For more details, and all types of visas, please contact or visit the appropriate consular office.

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