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Report your entry

If you are moving to the municipality from abroad, you must arrive personally in the Tórshavn Citizen Service Centre (Snarskivan) within five days to report your entry into the Faroe Islands and register in the Faroese National Civil Register (fólkayvirlitið).

You must also arrive personally at the Tórshavn Citizen Service Centre (Snarskivan) if you move back to the Faroe Islands after a longer stay abroad.

Read the applicable rules and terms for your move to the Faroe Islands below to determine whether you have to bring your passport and Residence Permit when registering.

You can read more about work permits in the section »Recidence permit and Work Permit«.

Recidence Permit and Work Permit



Rules and terms for moving to the Faroe Islands
If you are a Nordic citizen

If you are a citizen from Finland, Åland, Sweden, Norway, or Iceland, and you move to the Faroe Islands for longer than six months, you must register at your local municipality within five days of moving.

If you are moving to Tórshavn Municipality, you must show up personally at the Tórshavn Citizen Service Centre (Snarskivan).

Bring your passport.

If you are not a Danish or Nordic citizen

If you are not a Danish or Nordic citizen, and you move to the Faroe Islands from a non-Nordic country, you must register at your local municipality within five days of moving or within five days after receiving your Residence Permit and Work Permit.

If you are moving to Tórshavn Municipality, you must show up personally at the Tórshavn Citizen Service Centre (Snarskivan).

Bring your passport and your Residence Permit.

You can get more information about the Residence Permit and application process on the Faroese Police’s website below.

You can also find the application forms directly on the The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration’s (Ny i Danmark) website below. Choose »Faroe Islands and Greenland« and pick the appropriate application form.

You can contact the Faroese Immigration Office (Útlendingastovan) if you need help or guidance with your Residence Permit application.

If you want help or guidance for your move or paperwork

If you want help or guidance with paperwork related to your residence or work permits, you can contact the Faroese Immigration Office (Útlendingastovan).

 

ÚTLENDINGASTOVAN

Sigmundargøta 13
100 Tórshavn

Tel. 35 79 79

info@útlendingastovan.fo

The Faroese Immigration Office (new window)

 

If you need help or guidance related to administrative matters regarding your move to the Faroe Islands, you can contact the Tórshavn Citizen Service Centre (Snarskivan).

Snarskivan

Vaglið 11
100 Tórshavn

Tel. +298 30 20 10
torshavn@torshavn.fo

If your family composition has changed upon your return to the Faroe Islands

If you move back to the Faroe Islands after having been married or divorced, or had children while living abroad, you need to bring your marriage certificate, divorce certificate or birth certificate for each child when you re-register with Tórshavn Municipality.