Moving to Iceland and/or need an Icelandic ID number (kennitala)

Exception from personal identification

Whereas Registers Iceland receptions are now closed due to COVID-19, individuals who move to Iceland or apply for registration of legal domicile, will not be able to identify themselves in person. To apply for registration you need to submit a notification of move or application of registration on our website and then you have to send a copy of your passport or travel ID card as well as your flight ticket (if you have just arrived in Iceland) by email to . Further documents might be needed and Registers Iceland will contact you if that will be the case.

Note that when we open again, you must go to one of our receptions or the nearest police chief office and present your ID documentation. If you fail to do that, there is a risk that the registration will be withdrawn.