First steps - moving

First steps - moving to Iceland

You can find all information about immigration to Iceland on Residency permits, work permits, citizenship, national ID number, etc.  Í is a centralized portal for public services in Iceland. There you can access personal information securely and find many self-service tools. You need an electronic ID or Íslykill to access the website.


Are you new in Iceland? Or still, adjusting? Do you have a question or need assistance?

New in Iceland Logo_facebook-2 is here to help you. All their services are free of charge and confidential. You can talk to them in English, Polish, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Lithuanian, Russian and Icelandic.

Immigrants can get assistance to feel safe, to be well-informed and supported while living in Iceland. The counsellors offer information and advice. They are cooperating with key institutions and organizations in Iceland and aim to to serve you according to your needs.


On you can find practical information and advice when moving inside Iceland and abroad.

Utilities - electricity, hot water and internet

Information about energy, phone & internet provided by the Multicultural Information Center. When you move, in many cases you need to submit the final readings from your electricity and hot water meters. The relevant utility will normally accept a reading from the departing or new residents.