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Country Profiles


Country Reports PDF

Report on Citizenship Law[pdf] by Petursson, Gunnar Thor - Jóhannesson, Gudni Th.

Published: October 2009 - Latest Update: January 2013

Report on Naturalisation Procedures[pdf] by Petursson, Gunnar Thor

Published: March 2013

Country expert(s)

Jóhannesson, Gudni Th.

Petursson, Gunnar Thor

Current citizenship law

Act No. 100/1952 Icelandic Nationality Act (consolidated English version as amended by Act No. 40/2012)[external link] LANGUAGE: uk


Lög nr. 100/1952 um íslenskan ríkisborgararétt (consolidated Icelandic version as amended by Act No. 40/2012)[external link] LANGUAGE: Iceland

Chronological table

Chronology of legislation


Translations and a brief discussion of the use of the terms "citizenship" and "nationality" in legal documents and political debates

International Law

Treaties and conventions signed, ratified and reservations

Domestic case law Iceland domestic case law
International and European case law Iceland International and European case law
Citizenship statistics

Iceland Statistics

Citizenship News

Iceland adopts procedural amendments to the Citizenship Act

Iceland Parliament declines Snowden's citizenship bid

Citizenship Links

Selections of links about citizenship

All links about citizenship