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Rights of nationals of EEA and EFTA states who are wage earners / self-employed and their dependants  

Rights of nationals of the EEA and EFTA states who are wage earners / selfemployed and who maintain their standing as such, as well as their dependants, have the right to receive maintenance support to study in Iceland.

Generally, the work volume of the national should be no less than 40 hours per month during is or his or her or her dependant's study and he or she shall submit a monthly copy of his or her pay slip into the data file „Mitt Lán“.

A national of EEA or EFTA states who is no longer a wage earner or selfemployed maintains his or her status as such in the following situations:

a. While he or she is temporarily unfit for work due to illness or accident,

b. he or she confirms that is unemployed involuntarily after having worked in a paid job for more than one year and is actively looking for work according to the Act on Employment Insurance,

c. he or she confirms that he or she is unemployed unwillingly after the completion of an employment contract lasting for less than one year, or that he or she has unwillingly lost his or her job during that period and is also actively looking for work according to the Act on unemployment insurance. In that case he or she should keep this status as an employee for at least six months,

d. if he starts an internship,

e. if the student is unemployed on his own initiative, he or she shall only maintain his or her status as an employee if the internship is connected with his or her former job.  

Rights of nationals of the EEA and EFTA-states who have received rights to an unlimited residence permit in this country, and their dependants

A national of an EEA or EFTA-state who receives permission for indefinite residence in this country as well as his or her dependants shall have a right to maintenance support to study in Iceland.