Immigrants in Iceland should be able to seek information about their rights and obligations at their local social services and municipal offices. However when specialised information is needed it may be necessary to seek advice and information from professionals specialising in immigration issues. Here is a list of available services in Reykjavik and around Iceland.
Services for Immigrants Living in Iceland-These services are available for all residents of Iceland.
Multicultural Centre/Fjölmenningarsetur-The Multicultural Centre has the fundamental role of facilitating communications between individuals of different backgrounds, and to enhance the services provided to foreign citizens residing in Iceland and to those interested in moving to Iceland.
Multicultural Centre offers assistance to those seeking information about daily life in Iceland, gives information about the administration and is of service to foreign citizens moving to or from Iceland.
The Multicultural Centre offers assistance and counsel through phone in Icelandic, English, Polish, Serbian/Croatian, Thai, Spanish, Lithuanian and Russian (see phone numbers on the homepage of the website). All communications with Multicultural Centre's personnel are bound by confidentiality obligations. In addition, it is always possible to seek information and assistance by using the ‘Contact Us' link on the homepage of the Website. The centre is located in Ísafjörður but immigrants who do not live in Reykjavik are encouraged to use the special phone services listed on their webpage. http://www.mcc.is/english/