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Passport and visas

The Faroe Islands are tied to the Danish immigration policy. However, there are some differences in working, residing and visiting in the Faroe Islands compared to Denmark.

If you come from a:

A. Nordic country

Citizens of the Nordic countries, with a passport from one of these countries, are not obliged to show a passport upon entry to the Faroe Islands, but must provide a document of identification that includes a picture.

B. EU-country and Schengen country

If you are a EUCITIZEN from one of these countries, you may enter with an ID card (which must include a picture). Note that it is NOT sufficient to only be a resident from one of these countries. You must be a citizen:

Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Great Britain
Greece
Hungary
Italy
Latvia
Lichtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland

All other EU citizens or residents must show a valid passport.

Visitors from SCHENGEN COUNTRIES must show a valid passport. A list over Schengen countries can be seen here.

The Faroe Islands are NOT part of Schengen. Consequently, people cannot enter the Faroe Islands based on their Schengen visas or Danish visa. When a visa is applied for at the Danish Embassy, it must be specifically for the Faroe Islands.

The conditions for obtaining a visa for the Faroe Islands are similar to the conditions for obtaining a visa for Denmark.

A visa for Denmark does not give the holder the right to enter the Faroe Islands unless it is stated in the visa, just as a visa for the Faroe Islands does not give the holder the right to enter Denmark, if it is not stated in the visa. Visa is required for entering the Faroe Islands regardless of the person having a residence permit in Denmark. Correspondingly, a visa is required when entering Denmark, even though the person has a residence permit in the Faroe Islands.

Further information for foreigners living in Denmark, who wish to visit the Faroe Islands, can be found here.

If in doubt, contact Atlantic Airways (airline) or Smyril Line (ferry) for more information.

C. Other countries

Visitors from countries outside the EU and Schengen area must hold a visa valid for up to three months, or a residence permit. The list of countries requiring visa for entering the Faroe Islands is the same as for Denmark and can be seen here.

Where to apply for a Visa

Contact the Royal Danish Embassy or Consulate in your country of residence for further information.

A list of Danish Embassies and Consulates around the world can be viewed here.

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