Passport & 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
You are not obliged to hold a passport for entry to the Faroe Islands, but will need a photo identity document. You may stay indefinitely in the Faroe Islands without any further permits.
B. EU-country and Schengen country
You do not need a visa or other permit to visit the Faroe Islands. You may enter with a passport, or, for visits, a national ID card (that includes a photo) from one of the below countries. This only applies to citizens of the below countries. It is NOT sufficient to be a foreign resident; you must be a citizen.
C. Other countries
Visitors from countries outside the EU and Schengen area must usually hold a passport valid for at least three months beyond the planned stay in the Faroe Islands. Depending on the nationality, a visa may also be required. The nationalities requiring a visa for entering the Faroe Islands is the same as for Denmark and can be seen here.
The Faroe Islands are NOT part of the Schengen Area. 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 the airline, ferry or cruise company you are arriving with.
Where to apply for a Visa
Visas are applied for at the Royal Danish Embassy or Consulate in your country of residence.
A list of Danish Embassies and Consulates around the world can be viewed here.