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Our aim is to enable every individual to become an active member of Icelandic society, no matter the background or where they come from.

Extension of residence permits for Ukrainians

Продовження терміну дії посвідки на проживання на підставі масового виїзду The Minister of Justice has decided to extend the period of validity of Article 44 of the Aliens Act, on collective protection cause of mass emigration from Ukraine, due to Russia’s invasion. The extension is valid until March 2, 2025. Each and every one need to get their photo taken in order to get the permit extended. Below you find further information about the permit extension: Ukrainian: Продовження терміну дії посвідки на проживання на підставі масового виїзду Icelandic: Framlenging dvalarleyfa vegna fjöldaflótta


Citizenship – Icelandic language exams

Registration for Icelandic language exams this spring, starts on the 8th of March. Registration ends on April 19th, 2024. It is not possible to register for an exam after the registration deadline has passed. Here below are they  dates for the spring exams: Reykjavík May 21-29, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Ísafjörður 14 May 2024 at 13:00 Egilsstaðir 15 May 2024 at 13:00 Akureyri May 16, 2024 at 1:00 p.m Please note that registration for the citizenship test is not valid until payment has been completed. More information can be found on the website of Mímir language school.



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Learning Icelandic

Learning Icelandic helps you integrate into society and increases access to employment opportunities. Most new residents in Iceland are entitled to support for funding Icelandic lessons, for example through labour union benefits, unemployment benefits or social benefits. If you are not employed, please contact the social service or the Directorate of Labour to find out how you can sign up for Icelandic lessons.


Events and services by the Reykjavík City Library this spring

The City Library runs an ambitious program, provides all kinds of services and organises regular events for children and adults, all for free. The library is buzzing with life. For example there is The Story Corner, Icelandic practise, Seed Library, family mornings and much more. Here you find the full program.


Published material

Here you can find all kinds of material from the Multicultural Information Centre. Use the table of contents to see what this section has to offer.

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