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Expired Visa and Residence Permits Temporarily Extended

By Larissa Kyzer

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Photo: Golli.

Expired visas and residence permits for foreign nationals who are currently in Iceland and cannot leave the country for reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic have been automatically extended by the Minister of Justice, RÚV reports. The extension applies to those who are unable to leave Iceland because of the travel restrictions that went into effect on March 20, as well as foreign nationals who are in quarantine or isolation.

The extension will be in effect until July 1 and is automatic; no further application process is necessary. The extension does not, however, apply to people who were residing in Iceland without current and legal documentation before the March 20 travel restrictions went into place and will have no bearing on pending deportations for these individuals.

The government advises people who qualify for the current extension to make arrangements to leave the country as soon as possible, but no later than July 1.

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