Artboard 1 Notice: Schengen Countries

Schengen Countries are countries that have signed an agreement, currently between 26 European States, to remove immigration controls to travel within their collective territories. This means entry into one Schengen Member State gives free access to all the other Schengen states.

If the visit includes more than one destination, the visa has to be applied to the Embassy/Consulate of the country that is the main destination of the journey (length of stay or the purpose). If no main destination is determined, the visa application should be submitted to the Schengen country of first entry.

Consulate information


2900 K Street NW, Suite 509, Washington, DC 20007

Phone: (202) 265-6653 Website

Important Facts

  • COVID-19 REGULATIONS (subject to change). Travelers must have COVID-19 certificate showing that they are fully vaccinated. For up to date information, please click this link
  • CONSULAR JURISDICTION. The embassy of Iceland has consular jurisdiction. Click link Embassy jurisdiction for information.
  • APPLY IN PERSON. The Embassy of Iceland in Washington, DC DOES NOT process visas. Applicants need to MAKE an appointment at the VFS SERVICES WASHINGTON and apply in person.
  • Passport must have at least six (6) months validity beyond the completion of a trip and at least two (2) blank visa pages.
  • NO VISA REQUIRED for  nationals of the Schengen countries and the United Kingdom; for nationals of Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Japan, Mauritius, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Singapore, Trinidad & Tobago, USA, Venezuela and some other countries for a maximum stay of 90 days. Visa Exempt List
  • For more information and questions contact the GC Visa office.
Visa Application Requirements NON-US
Valid passport
Complete online application
Passport size photos - one (1) photo
White background and should be free of shadows, in color and clear, without glasses. Applicants must directly face camera w/ a neutral expression and clearly visible eyes.
Invitation letter
Letter should be addressed to the Consulate General of the Embassy or Immigration officer of the country. Must include: applicant's name as in passport, passport number, detailing the reason for traveling, dates, name, address and telephone number of the host.
Letter of employment
Cover letter from applicant
Bank statements (last three (3) months)
Receipt of application form
Obtained after your online visa application has been completed and paid.
Copy of flight itinerary
A round trip travel airline ticket with traveler's name.
Copy of hotel reservation/Evidence of address while staying in the country.
Letter of support (Business visa only)
The GC Visa office will provide
Proof of legal residency in the US (original & copy)
Travel health insurance

Forms and Links

Guarantor Letter VFS Online Application

Additional Notes

  • Allow (2) two extra days for GC Visa Office to process your application.
  • For Long Term/Work Visa and Children under 18, Contact GC Visa Office.
  • Please note that Embassies/Country Representative Offices change the requirements on a regular basis without notifying us.
  • There is a GC surcharge for our services.

Last updated: September 1, 2022