Certificate of custody
A certificate confirming present registration of a child‘s custody. The certificate states the child‘s name, ID number, legal domicile, the custodian‘s/custodians‘ ID number and the arrangement of custody.
Processing will take up to 2 business days.
Registers Iceland only issues a certificate of custody when documents confirming the custody arrangement are available. For example we can not issue the certificate when children have been registered or have been born overseas. Registers Iceland can not confirm anything regarding decisions on custody made in other countries.
Registers Iceland now issues electronic certificates that are available in individuals’ postbox on Ísland.is. Electronic certificates are fully equivalent to paper certificates and are easy to forward as needed. The electronic certificates have an electronic signature from Registers Iceland that is very secure and trackable.
When processed the electronic certificate will be available in the postbox of the person named in the certificate. The exception being when parents or legal guardians order certificates for children or when death certificates are ordered. In those cases the certificate will be available in the postbox of the person who ordered the certificate.