What type of visa do I need?

AFS Iceland will be applying for a Residence Permit on your behalf.

How do I apply for the residence permit?

You must mail the Residence Permit application and necessary documents to AFS USA and we will mail them to AFS Iceland.

What documents will I need to collect in order to apply for the residence permit?

  • Your visa specialist will give you a list of required documents.

When do I apply for the residence permit?

You will mail your application documents to AFS USA.

How much will the residence permit cost?

The fee is $150.

Are there any other expected costs?

There are additional costs involved in obtaining, notarizing, legalizing, and mailing the required documents.

Are any of these costs covered in my AFS program fee?

No, your program fee does not cover any of the costs related to obtaining, notarizing, legalizing, or mailing the required documents.

Can I travel before the start of my program?

Although you must be in your home community for the Pre-Departure Orientation, obtaining the Residence Permit will not place any limitations on your travel.

Fees and requirements are determined by immigration authorities and are subject to change at any time.