We develop and maintain relations between the United Kingdom and Iceland. We work on a wide range of issues including the economy, Iceland’s EU accession, energy policy and international security.

The Embassy and UKTI in Iceland work closely to make the UK Iceland’s strategic partner in trade, inward investment and globalisation. We bring together experts from the UK and Iceland, promote bilateral contacts and co-operation. UK is Iceland’s closest neighbour.

The embassy supports British nationals in need. In 2013 137,000 Britons visited Iceland, 44% more than in 2012. There are around 1200 British nationals registered as resident in Iceland.

Our services

Out-of-hours emergency assistance

British nationals who need emergency assistance outside normal office hours should call +354 550 5100 where they will be given details on how to proceed and how to contact a duty officer if needed.

Emergency travel documents

An emergency travel document (ETD) enables British nationals abroad whose passport is lost/stolen, or unavailable because it is being renewed or has been sent for a visa application to make a single or return journey to the UK or another country of residence, via a maximum of five transit countries.

Please send an email to info@britishembassy.is to make an appointment for this service.

If you are travelling within the next 24 hours, please call us on +354 550 5100 to arrange an ETD. Select the option for ‘consular services’ when prompted.


For information on how to apply for your first passport or renew an existing passport, please visit the overseas passport section of this website. Please note that our Consular section cannot deal with individual enquiries about passport applications.

Passport extensions

Details of how to get a passport extension can be found here. If you want to make an appointment, contact our Consular section using the details as the foot of this page.


This Embassy does not deal with visa matters. For information on whether you need a visa to travel to the United Kingdom and how to apply, please see the UK Visas & Immigration page.

Notarial and documentary services

Information about official documents, certificates, and notes available at the Consular section in Iceland.

Registering a birth or death

Understanding your legal requirements in Iceland and how you can register a birth or death, and information on legal documents for couples marrying or entering into civil partnerships abroad.

Travel advice for Iceland

Travel advice for Iceland. Information, news and updates to ensure you stay safe, avoid problems, and make informed decisions when living or travelling in Iceland.

How else we can help

In addition to the services listed above we can also:

  • provide information about transferring funds
  • provide appropriate help if you have suffered rape or serious assault, are a victim of other crime, or are in hospital
  • help people with mental illness
  • do all we properly can to contact you within 24 hours of being told that you have been detained
  • offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child abductions, death of relatives overseas, missing people and kidnapping
  • contact family or friends for you if you want
  • make special arrangements in cases of terrorism, civil disturbances or natural disasters

UK law says we have to charge for some services. Details of our current fees and the standards of service you can expect to receive are on display in our Consular section.

What our consular section cannot do for you

Although we try to help British nationals in a wide range of situations, we cannot:

  • get you out of prison, prevent the local authorities from deporting you after your prison sentence, or interfere in criminal or civil court proceedings
  • help you enter a country, for example, if you do not have a visa or your passport is not valid, as we cannot interfere in another country’s immigration policy or procedures
  • give you legal advice, investigate crimes or carry out searches for missing people, although we can give you details of people who may be able to help you in these cases, such as English-speaking lawyers
  • get you better treatment in hospital or prison than is given to local people
  • pay any bills or give you money (in very exceptional circumstances we may lend you some money from public funds, which you will have to pay back)
  • make travel arrangements for you, or find you work or accommodation
  • make business arrangements on your behalf

Our people

Stuart Gill

Stuart Gill

British Ambassador to Iceland

    Contact us

    British Embassy Reykjavik

    Laufásvegur 31
    101 Reykjavík

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    Visa section

    UK Visa Application Centre
    Hotel Radisson Blu Saga
    107 Reykjavík


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