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I want to apply for international protection in Iceland

Persons who are subject to persecution in their home country or face the risk of capital punishment, torture or inhumane or degrading treatment or penalty have the right to international protection as refugees in Iceland.

An applicant for international protection, who is not deemed to be a refugee, may be granted residence permit on humanitarian grounds for compelling reasons, such as serious illness or difficult circumstances in the home country.

Applications for international protection

The Directorate of Immigration processes applications for international protection at the first administrative level. Applications should be submitted to the police. 

Support for applicants for international protection - Icelandic Red Cross

Further information about applying for international protection and support for applicants can be found on the website of the Icelandic Red Cross.

Applying for international protection - Directorate of Immigration

Further information about international protection can be found on the website of the Directorate of Immigration