I had to renew my residence permit today. As a non-Ph.D student, my residence permit is good for about six months. Renewing it means a trip to the local office of the Directorate of Immigration, Útlendingstofnun (which more or less translates to “foreigner’s office” and is often referred to just as “UTL”) again and waiting for my… Read More Day 199: a time for renewal
I am no longer Canadian. The procedure was quick, inexpensive, and relatively painless. I’m told there may be some lingering side effects, but they should clear up in a few days, eh? However, I am now apparently not from anywhere. Þjóðskrá Íslands lists me in the national registry, but my place of origin is “unknown.” I’m sure… Read More Day 16: No, Canada!
Anyone can make a mistake. One of my first priorities after arrival was to visit the local office of Útlendingastofnun (UTL), the Icelandic Directorate of Immigration. It was a quick, painless* visit: in the door, take a number, present my US passport and my residence permit letter when called, pose for what will undoubtedly be… Read More Day four: O Canada!
The process of moving to Iceland is remarkably straightforward. You know what you need to get a permit because the Icelandic immigration directorate, Útlendingastofnun, has created checklists for all kinds of contingencies. You’re an EU citizen? There’s a checklist for that. US citizen? Got you covered. Student? Worker? Spouse? Child? Athlete? Au pair? Refugee? The first alien visitors… Read More You asked for miracles … I give you the F.B.I.