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The Directorate for Immigration - The Icelandic Directorate of Immigration is one of the divisions of the Ministry of the Interior and operates according to Act No. 96/2002 on Foreigners, Regulation on Foreigners No. 53/2003 and Regulation on Visas No. 1160/2010. The Act on Foreigners governs the rights of foreigners to enter Iceland and to reside in Iceland. According to the Icelandic Citizenship Act, any person who is not an Icelandic citizen is considered a foreigner.

The most extensive objective of the Directorate is issuing residence permits. The Icelandic Directorate of Immigration handles all applications for residence permits, whether those are permits in conjunction with a work permit, or e.g. family reunification, student permits, au pair permits, visas and requests for asylum. Other than this the Directorate is involved in many projects having to do with matters concerning foreigners and cooperates on many levels with other organizations.

Vinnumála Stofnun - The Directorate of Labour bears overall responsibility for public labour exchanges and handles day-to-day operations of the Unemployment Insurance Fund, the Maternity and Paternity Leave Fund, the Wage Guarantee Fund and many other projects connected with the labour market.

International Labour Organization – Iceland country profile – This United Nations agency is a database of national labour, social security, and related human rights legislation

World Economic Forum Human Capital Report – Iceland  – The Human Capital Report seeks to provide a holistic assessment of a country’s human capital—both current and expected—across its population. In this report, ‘human capital’ is defined as the skills and knowledge people possess that enables them to create value in the global economic system. Comparisons can be made across income groups, generations, and regions.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Human Resources Management Country Profiles – Iceland – The OECD summarizes public sector human resource management practices and policies in OECD member and partner countries on a number of topics.

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KNOWLEDGE BASE Employment in Iceland