The candidate-adopters with habitual place of residence in Iceland should obtain the following documents in view of their inscription in the register of candidate-adopters with habitual place of residence in a foreign country:
1. Permission for adoption – the so-called “preliminary approval for adoption”, which is issued by the National Commissioner on Adoptions;
2. Document certifying that the prospective adopters have not been deprived of their parental rights – issued by the accredited agency in Iceland;
3. Home study report – prepared by a social worker at the Child Protection Committee in the candidates’ region of residence. The legislation does not provide for a strict period of validity.
4. Updated Home study report or a document certifying the lack of any changes in the circumstances described in the report – the authority competent to prepare it is again a social worker from the Child Protection Committee in the candidates’ region of residence.
5. Documents about the adopters’ health condition – issued by a Doctor of Medicine;
6. Documents regarding the adopters’ criminal record – referred to as “Criminal background check” (Sakavottorð) and issued by the Office of the regional police commissioner correspondent to the candidate-adopters’ place of residence;
7. Marriage certificate (for married prospective adopters) – issued by the office of Statistics Iceland, which is responsible for civil registration;
8. Authorization of representation from the candidate-adopters to the Bulgarian accredited agency that represents them;
9. Declaration of information from the candidate-adopters under Art.20, clause 10 of Ordinance No.2/24.10.2014;
10. Declaration from the candidate-adopters regarding the characteristics of the child they would like to adopt and their motivation for adoption;