Iceland, as we all know, is a beautiful country. However, there is more to it than what meets the eye. The Icelandic government is one which welcomes foreign investors and business. With several markets and other benefits, the country is certainly a good spot for businessmen. The Iceland business visa has made it all the more easier to enter the country.
To enter Iceland for the purpose of taking part in business-related activities, you will need a business visa. However, for nationals of other Schengen countries and from other visa-exempt nations do not require a permit to enter Iceland. Being a form of the Schengen category, the Iceland business visa duration is of 90 days in a 180-day period and can be available in single-entry, double-entry, as well as multiple-entry types.
The application for the Iceland Schengen business visa is done to the Embassy of Denmark. The Embassy of Iceland has outsourced the visa handling to Denmark in India. Before starting the application, you must ensure that you are eligible to apply for the business type. After this, you must proceed to get all the documents required for this category. You may then follow the following steps to make the application.
Please note that you may book the appointment directly at the Denmark Embassy in New Delhi instead of a VAC. However, due to the difficulty in access, it is strongly suggested to submit the application at a VAC located across India. Also, keep in mind that if you have submitted your biometrics for any Schengen Visa in the past 5 years, you do not require to submit them again. In this case, you do not have to go to the VAC in person.
Also, ensure that you carry all the original documents to the appointment centre. You will have to show them to the officers present. However, you may be required to submit only photocopies of some of these documents. Please provide only genuine documents. Submission of forged documents and false information can get your application refused. A Schengen visa rejection is taken seriously and can affect your future travel.
To be able to apply for a business permit, you must meet the conditions for this. If you do not meet them, you may apply for another category visa. The following are the eligibility criteria -
The following are the list of documents you must submit for the successful receipt of the business visa -
The processing time for the business permit depends on aspects such as the number of entries, the volume of applications at the embassy, previous travel history, and so on. Normally, this takes around 15 working days. However, in a few cases, it may take up to 30 working days. In certain extreme cases, this can even take up to as long as 60 days. As a result, it is suggested that you apply for the visa well in advance. You must apply at least 15 days before the date of travel, but no more than 3 months before the travel date.
The total fees for the visa depend on several factors. It can depend on the entry types, duration, biometric charges, as well as any other service charges. It can also vary upon the exchange rate of the currencies. It is, therefore, necessary to check the exact amount before applying.
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After the submission of the application, the processing will begin. Note that even if you have submitted the application at a VAC, the processing is done by the Embassy of Denmark. The VAC has no role in the processing whatsoever. If the visa is accepted, you may collect it directly from the VAC in person, or you may have it delivered to you for an additional charge. You may also collect it via a third party by providing them with an authorization letter.
You can track the status by visiting https://www.vfsvisaonline.com/Global-Passporttracking/ and entering your reference number and date of birth. You may also contact the travel agency for them to track it for you. You also have SMS services you can acquire to get updates regarding your status.
Once you receive the business visa, you must keep in mind the following points before travelling, as well as during your tour. This is necessary to avoid any complications during your visit.
Being a Schengen C type, this visa is non-extendable under normal conditions. As a result, you must leave before your permit expires. However, in certain extreme cases such as a Force Majeure or other humanitarian reasons, you may be granted an extension. In all other cases, an extension is not possible.
If your permit has expired, you cannot stay back for any longer in the country. You must leave before the date of expiry. Staying back after this period is considered as an offence, and as a result, can lead to deportation, and in some cases be banned from re-entry to the Schengen region.
Since the business visa is a part of the short term category and is for a duration of only 90 days. As a result, there is no requirement for a mandatory medical test. However, to ensure a happy and safe journey, it is suggested that you get a medical test done before travelling to a new country.
No, it is not possible to convert any of the short term Schengen types. As a result, the business visa cannot be converted to a tourist permit. If you require a tourist permit, you must apply it once you return back to your home country. However, note that the business permit does not stop you from engaging in tourism.
Yes, you can engage in business-related activities in other Schengen regions as well with this visa. Iceland is a part of the Schengen countries and as a result, has a visa-free agreement. However, possessing an Icelandic permit does not guarantee entry. The entry is still dependent on the individual entry requirements of the countries.