An application for asylum can be submitted in the territory of Iceland or at a port of entry (an airport, land border crossing checkpoint or seaport).
➡️When entering the country, you can apply for asylum with a border guard at any border point in Iceland. You can do that regardless of whether you have a valid visa, travel documents or Icelandic residence permit.
➡️If you are in Reykjavik, you can apply for asylum at the reception centre for applicants for international protection, located in Egilsgata 3 in Reykjavik. It is open during daytime working hours.
➡️If you are not in Reykjavik, you can apply for asylum at any Police station. Find here a list of police stations, with addresses and opening hours of the police stations where you can apply for asylum in Iceland.
You do not need to make an appointment to apply for asylum.
You can also find more information about international protection in Iceland on the website of the Icelandic Government, which contains information in Icelandic and English. You can select one of these languages at the top of the website.
All matters concerning the asylum procedure are managed by the Icelandic authorities according to the national rules and regulations and with trained and competent national officials specialised in asylum matters. UNHCR is not involved in the processing of asylum applications in Iceland.