Althingi may grant Icelandic citizenship by legislation. If an applicant does not meet the conditions of the Icelandic Nationality Act (No. 100/1952) to be granted Icelandic citizenship, he/she can request for his/her application to be submitted to Althingi. Applications are generally submitted to Althingi twice a year, in spring-time and in December.
A special application form for a parliamentary procedure needs to be filled out. The application shall contain general information on the applicant him-/herself and his/her family situation and a concrete reasoning for the request for an exemption from the Nationality Act. In addition to the reasoning the applicant can submit a more detailed memorandum for the reasons for his/her exemption request. The processing fee is 15.000 ISK.
If an applicant has previously applied for Icelandic citizenship at the Directorate of Immigration he/she does not need to submit all supporting documents again.
The news was first published on the Directorate's website on September 8th.