Oslo, 25 June 1974
EMBASSY OF INDIA
Date 25 June 1974
The Embassy of India presents its compliments to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Iceland, and has the honour to refer
to the Ministry’s Note dated l5th May, 1974, which reads as follows :
“The Ministry for Foreign Affairs presents its compliments to the Embassy of India and has the honour to propose that in order to
facilitate travel between the two countries, Iceland and India may conclude the following Agreement.
l. Icelandic citizens holding valid Iceland passports shall be free to enter India at any authorised border-crossing place and stay
in that country for a period of up to 90 days without being required to obtain a visa. This period of 90 days shall include any period
of stay during the preceding six months.
2. Citizens of India holding valid Indian passports shall be free to enter Iceland at any authorised border-crossing place and stay
in that country for a period of up to 90 days without being required to obtain a visa. This period of 90 days shall be calculated
from the date of entry into any Nordic State being a party to the Convention of July 12, 1957, on the waiver of passport control
at the intra-Nordic frontiers. Any sojourn in any of those States during the six months preceding the entry into any of those States
from a Non-Nordic State shall be included in the above period of 90 days.
3. It is understood that the waiver of visa requirements does not exempt Icelandic citizens and citizens of India coming to India
and to Iceland respectively from the necessity of complying with the laws and regulations in force in India and in Iceland respectively
concerning the entry into, movement within and residence - temporary or permanent - in that country. They are not allowed to take
employment, set up business or exercise any profession, paid or unpaid.
4. The authorities of each country reserve the right to refuse leave to enter or stay in the country to persons considered undesirable.
5. The present Agreement shall enter into force on either Government may temporarily suspend the foregoing provisions in whole or
in part for reasons of public order or public health. Such suspension shall be notified immediately to the other Government through
diplomatic channels, and, if possible, after prior consultations.
The present Agreement may be terminated by either Government by notification in writing, the termination taking effect 30 days after
If the foregoing is acceptable to the Government of lndia, the Ministry has the honour to suggest that this Note and the Embassy's
confirmatory reply thereto should be regarded as constituting an Agreement between the two Governments in this matter.
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Embassy of India the assurances of its highest
The Embassy of India has the honour to convey the acceptance of the Government of India to the foregoing and to state that the Ministry’s
Note and this reply shall constitute an Agreement between the two countries.
The Embassy further suggests that the Agreement may come into force with effect from lst August, 1974. On the assumption that the
Ministry for Foreign Affairs will be agreeable to this change, the Embassy would request that this date (August 1, 1974) may be inserted
at para 5 above. The Embassy of India would be grateful if the Ministry could kindly confirm.
The Embassy of India avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs the assurances of its highest
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs,
Government of Iceland,