Service for immigrants

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.

The Icelandic Human Rights Office- Provides free legal counselling for immigrants living in Iceland.  By appointment only. Tuesdays from 14-20 and Fridays from 9-15. To make an appointment send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or phone 552-2720. Interpreters are provided free of charge.

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/

Akureyri Intercultural Centre/Alþjóðastofa- Provides information and advice regarding: education, social services, taxation, insurance, health services, courses in Icelandic, residence and employment permits as well as numerous other issues. Interpretation service: interpreters and translators for people and organizations. Located in Akureyri, Geislagata 9. To contact them phone 460 1095 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  http://www.astofan.akureyri.is/en