Icelandic passport

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Icelandic passport
Icelandic Passport Front Cover.jpg
The front cover of a contemporary Icelandic biometric passport
The biodata page of an Icelandic biometric passport
Date first issued May 2006 (biometric)
June 2013 (current version)
Issued by  Iceland
Type of document Passport
Purpose Identification
Eligibility requirements Icelandic citizenship
Expiration 10 years from date of issue (adults, 2014)
Cost 65€ (adults, 2014)

Icelandic passports are issued to citizens of Iceland for the purpose of international travel.

Physical Appearance[edit]

Icelandic passports are blue, with the Icelandic Coat of arms emblazoned in the center of the front cover. The words "ÍSLAND" (Icelandic), "ICELAND" (English) and "ISLANDE" (French) are inscribed above the coat of arms and the words "VEGABRÉF" (Icelandic), "PASSPORT" (English) and "PASSEPORT" (French) are inscribed below the coat of arms. Icelandic passports have the standard biometric symbol at the bottom.

Vegabréf literally means "road letter" and is a word used in Scandinavia in historic centuries meaning internal passport.

Identity Information Page[edit]

The biodata page of the previous machine readable version

The Icelandic passport includes the following data:

  • Photo of Passport Holder
  • Type (PA)
  • Code (ISL)
  • Passport No.
  • Surname
  • Given Names
  • Nationality
  • Height
  • Date of Birth
  • Personal code No.
  • Sex
  • Place of Birth
  • Date of Issue
  • Date of Expiry
  • Authority

The information page ends with the Machine Readable Zone.


The data page/information page is printed in Icelandic, English and French.

Visa free travel[edit]

Visa requirements for Icelandic citizens are administrative entry restrictions by the authorities of other states placed on citizens of Iceland. In 2013, Icelandic citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 165 countries and territories, ranking the Icelandic passport 8th in the world.[1]

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