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Licence

Nurses that are citizens of a state that is a member of the EEA
(European Economic Area)

To be able to practice nursing in Iceland you are required to have an Icelandic nursing license. The Directorate of Health needs to recognise your nursing license. Therefore you need to send the following papers to the Directorate of Health.

  1. Certified proof of your citizenship in an EEA country. A certified copy of your passport is sufficient.
  2. Certified copy of your diploma or nursing degree showing that you are registered as a nurse in your home country.
  3. Certified copy of your nursing license. This certificate must not be older than three months to ensure its up-to-date validity.
  4. Letter of good standing. This includes a statement that your training for basic qualifications comply with the training standards laid down by EEA and a verification that you have a valid nursing licence in your home country.

All these copies must be certified by the respective authorities – photocopies of documents are not accepted. These documents should be written in English and any translation should be certified by a governmental authority of an official translator.

 

Nurses that are citizens of a state that is not an EEA country (European Economic Area)

To be able to practice nursing in Iceland you are required to have an Icelandic nursing license. The Directorate of Health needs to recognise your nursing license. Therefore you need to send the following papers to the Directorate of Health .

  1. Certified copy of your permanent address. A certified copy of your passport is sufficient.
  2. Certified copy of your diploma or nursing degree showing that you are registered as a nurse in your home country.
  3. Certified copy of your nursing license. This certificate must not be older than three months to ensure its up-to-date validity.
  4. Certified copy of full details of the programme of your nursing studies: an outline of the curriculum, the length of the program, a description of the courses with the number of lectures, discussion and clinical work.

All these copies must be certified by the respective authorities – photocopies of documents are not accepted. These documents should be written in English and any translation should be certified by a governmental authority of an official translator.

Please note, applicants must submit a certified copy of an application for employment and residence permits together with a signed contract of employment.

 

The address of the Directorate of Health :

Embætti landlæknis
Barónstígur 47
101 Reykjavík
Iceland
www.landlaeknir.is