GOVERNMENT OF ICELAND WEBSITE: https://island.is/en/information-for-ukrainian-citizens
If you are fleeing the war in Ukraine and you have reached the Icelandic border and you don’t have a biometric passport, passport, visa, or other ID documents, you will not be refused entry and you can apply for protection.
Foreign nationals will be granted a residence permit on humanitarian grounds under Article 74 of the Foreign Nationals Act No 80/2016: https://www.government.is/diplomatic-missions/embassy-article/2022/03/07/The-Minister-of-Justice-permits-temporary-protection-due-to-mass-flight/
Such a residence permit is issued for one year at a time, with the possibility to renew or extend it for up to three years from the time a permit was first issued. After that time, a permit may be issued under Article 74 that can become the basis for a permanent residence permit. One year after such a permit is issued, i.e. the fourth year from the issuance of the first permit, a permanent residence permit may be issued, provided that conditions for holding the permit still exist and other requirements are met.
You can apply
1) at Keflavík Airport upon arrival in Iceland.
2) n the reception center for applicants for international protection at Bæjarhraun 18 in Hafnarfjörður if you are already in Iceland. It is open during daytime working hours.
3) At the nearest police station if you are outside the capital area.
Employment & Education
The government is in the process of amending legislation to provide a work permit to Ukrainian refugees upon receipt of the residence permit. Ukrainian refugees need to be issued a work permit to be allowed to work in Iceland, as they are issued a residence permit on humanitarian grounds. An employer who intends to employ a refugee from Ukraine must therefore apply for a work permit and have the permit approved before an employee can start work.