British Ambassador to Iceland
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 2012 95,000 Britons visited Iceland, 39% more than in 2011. Between 500-800 Nationals live in Iceland, the majority of them permanently.
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
Information about how to get an emergency travel document if your UK passport is lost or stolen.
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.
For information on whether you require a visa for the United Kingdom and how to apply go to the UK Border Agency website.
Please note that the Consular section cannot deal with individual enquiries about visa applications. For all visa enquiries, please contact the UK Border Agency.
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