The general rule is that if a posted worker’s stay in Iceland exceeds six months then he is, according to law, required to have a legal domicile registered in Iceland. Employers may not register their employees’ legal domicile as they are required to make the registration themselves. Registration of legal domicile takes place at Registers Iceland. Please note that different regulations apply to non-EEA citizens.
Rules regarding notification of stay and registration of domicile is governed by the length of time the individual stays in Iceland and by his nationality. Click on appropriate links to read further on the subject on the website of Registers Icleand.
Please note that non-EU citizens must be issued a residence permit from The Directorate of Immigration to be able to reside in Iceland. When a residence permit has been issued by The Directorate of Immigration, a notification is sent to Registers Iceland and the individual is then registered in the population registry and issued with a personal identification number. Further information of this matter is to be found in the chapter regarding residence and work permits.