The Egyptian siblings.

Egyptian Family Granted Residence Permits

News Tagged with “Immigration”

Immigrants Represent 15.2 Percent of Population

24 Sep At the beginning of the year, 55,354 immigrants resided in Iceland.

Iceland Among Most-Accepting Countries for Migrants

24 Sep According to Gallup’s Migrant Acceptance Index, Iceland is the second most-accepting country for migrants in the world - second to Canada only.

From yesterday's protest in support of the family.

Whereabouts of Egyptian Family Unknown

16 Sep The whereabouts of an asylum seeking Egyptian family of six, who has been living in Iceland for more than two years, are unknown.

The Egyptian children, whose deportation has been protested.

Will Egyptian Family Be Deported Tomorrow?

15 Sep An attorney for an Egyptian family, set to be deported from Iceland tomorrow, has sent a letter to the Welfare Committee and the Constitutional and Supervisory Committee of Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, insisting that the case be addressed.

Asylum seekers, during a protest last year.

Highest Number of Applications for Protection in Three Years

20 Aug The Directorate of Immigration in Iceland received 106 applications for international protection during the month of July.


Deportation of Iranian Trans Boy Postponed

17 Feb Maní, a 17-year-old trans boy from Iran, and his family will not be deported from Iceland today, as had been planned.

Foreign Citizens Are 23 Percent of Labor Force

16 Feb Foreign citizens are about 23 percent of the labor force in Iceland

Population of Iceland: nearly 357,000

18 Dec According to a new report by Statistics Iceland, the population of Iceland on January 1 this year was 356,991, compared with 348,450 a year earlier.

More than 50,000 Immigrants in Iceland

2 Dec There were 50,272 immigrants in Iceland on January 1 this year, or 14.1 percent of the population.

The picture was taken at Landspítali National University Hospital Monday night.

Deportation of Pregnant Woman Causes Fury

6 Nov The decision of the Directorate of Immigration to deport a 26-year-old Albanian woman, almost 36 weeks pregnant, from Iceland early yesterday morning has met with heavy criticism.

Foreign Citizens 13.4 Percent of Iceland’s Population

4 Nov At the end of September, the population of Iceland was 362,860 – 186,220 men and 176,640 women.

Quarter of Reykjanesbær Population from Abroad

4 Aug 2019 The ratio of foreign citizens residing in Reykjanesbær, Southwest Iceland, is the highest it’s ever been, or about 26 percent.

Minister of Justice Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir.

Regulation Regarding Asylum Seekers Amended

8 Jul 2019 In the wake of a well-attended march in downtown Reykjavík Thursday in support of asylum-seeking children, Minister of Justice Þórdís Kobrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir amended a regulation regarding asylum seekers on Friday.

Mía, with her family in Morocco.

Love Brought Her to Iceland

8 Jun 2019 Suimia I. Georgsdóttir has a business degree and is the managing director of Birta þjónusta cleaning services.

A guide, talking to a group of tourists.

Immigrants’ Role in Tourism Boom

12 Apr 2019 The boom in tourism industry in Iceland in recent years would have been impossible without immigrants.


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