Moving from Iceland
Transfers of legal domicile from Iceland must be registered within 7 days.
No, you will always have your ID number, but your address will be registered abroad .
If you move back to Iceland you have to apply for registration of legal domicile again but you will still have the same ID number (kennitala).
If you have earned social rights in Iceland they can be lost by registering abroad. Please contact the relevant institution for more information.
No, If you are staying abroad for less than 6 months you are entitled to registration in Iceland if you want to, then you don’t have to register abroad.
You will always have your ID number (kennitala) even though you register abroad. You should also have your bank account even though you move abroad. We recommend that you contact your bank if you have further questions.
It’s best for you to contact the tax authorities, www.skattur.is, phone number 442-1000.
Transfer of legal domicile between the Nordic countries must always be registered in person in the requisite registration office in the country to which you are moving.
The same rules apply to the transfer of legal domicile to countries other than the Nordic countries as apply to changes to legal domicile within Iceland.
Note that if one partner in a registered cohabitation moves abroad, the cohabitation is deregistered in the National Registry, with the attendant legal consequences. If, for example, the parties have children together, the cohabitation may not be deregistered until custody has been settled.
If the party that did not move from Iceland later moves abroad to the former cohabiting partner, the persons in questions are not registered as cohabiting unless they submit a request to that effect using the appropriate form.