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Start preparing early

It is important to understand the needs of the expat and his family early on. Preparations therefore begin before he arrives  

 Good preparation and correct information minimize the likelihood of an unfortunate experience and ensure that the expat attends a new job convinced that the decision to relocate was the right one

  We help you meet his needs by holding an online meeting with all parties and introducing the process, time frame and what he can expect  




How do I attract expats?

​The new Agreement on the Platform for the Coalition Government states a clear will to make it even easier for Icelandic companies to access the necessary foreign expertise, and to that end it will be easier for foreign experts to settle in Iceland

Some resources are already available:


​Amendment to the Income Tax Act (90/2003) from 2016 (79/2016) 
were made to support the financing and operation of startup companies and smaller companies in growth


One part of these changes is that If a specialist meets certain conditions, only 75% of their income is subject to income tax for three years from employment.

The Icelandic government has raised the bar when it comes to reimbursing research and development costs by raising both the percentage and the maximum costs that a company can be reimbursed.


80% of research and development costs are employees' salaries. 


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This is the process

We apply for a residence and work permit, medical expenses insurance. If the expat meets certain conditions, we apply for a discount on his income tax base


We find suitable housing. We take care of applications and we advise on rental prices. We take care of all negotiations


The spouse needs a job? We help the spouse getting in touch with the right people, help with resumes, reviews and applications

​ Moving can be is costly and complicated. We provide advice on how best to handle transport and work closely with the expat in planning and implementation  

The adjustment of the expat and his family is the key. We know the process well.

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Human trafficking - Keep our eyes open

Human traffic is one of the most serious manifestations of violence and is a major problem worldwide. Every year, millions of people, mostly young women and children, are trafficked and forced into sex slavery, prostitution or forced labor. ​


Despite worldwide battle against human trafficking, the problem has grown in recent years and will probably continue to grow.


  Global conflicts and the lack of human rights increase the likelihood of human trafficking.

The founders of Xpat Solutions have studied symptoms of human trafficking, its main types and where to report it.



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