Legal Counselling for Immigrants

The Icelandic Human Rights Centre offers free legal counselling for immigrants in its office on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:00-16:00. The services of a translator are provided, upon request, also free of charge.


Please note the following:

  • It is necessary to get an appointment in advance, appointments are made by calling; 552-2720 or by sending an email to 

  • The appointments are 50 minutes maximum.

  • Individuals can never meet a lawyer for consultation by coming to the office without a pre-arranged appointment. 

  • Appointments should be made via telephone or email not by coming to the office without a pre-arranged appointment.

  • Please note that appointments for legal consultation are sought after and that the earliest available appointments are often in a few weeks.

  • The legal consultations only provide advice, assistance and information on legal matters.

  • The Centre can not take on individuals' cases and act as their lawyer or representative in any way.

  • It can be necessary for individuals to seek the services of a lawyer for a full resolution of the matter they bring to the Center’s legal counselling.

  • The Centre does not refer individuals to particular lawyers nor recommends particular lawyers, beyond providing them with information on the specialisation that the lawyers themselves provide.

  • If you intend on applying for Icelandic Citizenship and have questions in regards to that, please consider reading our information page on how to apply for an Icelandic Citizenship.


In order for legal counselling to benefit you the most, keep the following in mind:

  • It’s advisable to bring with you all relevant documents in an accessible format, such as a printed physical copy.

  • It's good to have a clear idea of what you want to ask about and to keep recountings of events to a minimum so your time is used well.

  • Arrive in a timely manner, especially if there is a translator for your appointment.

  • Set a reminder of the time and date of your appointment in your phone or diary. The Centre will not necessarily send you a reminder before your appointment.

Icelandic Human Rights Centre

Túngata 14 | 101 Reykjavík | Sími 552 2720 | info[at]

The office is open from 9-12 and 13-16