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Visa Types & Categories to Apply for Faroe Islands

Visa Types & Categories to Apply for Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands is a part of the Kingdom of Denmark as an autonomous country.

Faroe Islands is not part of the EU or Schengen Area, but some facilitated regulations are applied to these countries’ citizens. Generally, passports and visas of citizens arrived from all over the world will be checked except:

  • Danish citizens who travel to Faroe Islands from Denmark
  • Nordic Passport Union countries’ (Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Iceland) citizens who travel to Faroe Islands from Nordic countries
  • EU/EFTA and Schengen countries’ citizens who travel to Faroe Islands from a Schengen country (their own homeland)

The above-mentioned citizens can also enter Faroe Islands with their National ID card or in some cases any photo identification (without their passport), but in any case, they have to prove their citizenship. Visa-exempted nationals can stay in Faroe Islands for up to 90 days without a visa.

As Faroe Islands is not a member of the Schengen Agreement (Schengen Area), visas and permits valid for Schengen countries don’t allow you to enter Faroe Islands directly. If you are required to obtain a visa to travel to Denmark, it means you are also required to obtain a visa to travel to Faroe Islands. You cannot enter Faroe Islands with an ordinary Denmark (Schengen) visa. 

You are required to obtain a separate visa to Faroe Islands from Danish diplomatic missions (embassies/consulates). A special wording – “Valid for Faroe Islands” must be indicated on the visa. On the other hand, you cannot travel to Denmark nor other Schengen countries with a visa valid for Faroe Islands only either.

So basically, if you are not a visa-exempted national for Denmark, you have to obtain two different types of visa in order to visit Faroe Islands – one for Denmark (Schengen visa), and another one for Faroe Islands (a visa that is “valid for Faroe Islands”). You can check Denmark Visa Policy and visa requirements for exact information.

People who have a residence permit to Denmark or other Schengen countries don’t have an automatic right to travel to Faroe Islands either, they also have to obtain a special permit to travel to Faroe Islands.

Freedom of movement policy between Schengen countries is not valid in Faroe Islands, as it is not an official part of the Schengen Agreement. If anyone (visa-exempted nationals included) wants to stay in Faroe Islands for more than 90 days for some reasons (such as research, work, study, etc.), he/she must obtain a special permit within Faroe Islands.

 

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Can I travel to Faroe Islands with a Schengen visa?

No, Schengen visas are not valid for traveling to Faroe Islands. You need to obtain a separate visa for Faroe Islands.

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Can I travel to Faroe Islands with a Denmark or Schengen residence permit?

No, having a valid residence permit for Denmark or other Schengen countries don’t give you right to travel to Faroe Islands without a visa/permit. You still have to apply for a special visa/permit for traveling to Faroe Islands.

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Where to apply for a Faroe Islands visa/permit?

You can apply for Faroe Islands visa/permit at Denmark diplomatic missions/embassies/consulates.

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From which countries can I fly to Faroe Islands?

Generally, you can fly to Faroe Islands directly from Denmark nowadays, but the connected flights are applicable from some other countries.

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Can I travel to Denmark or other Schengen countries with a Faroe Islands visa/permit?

No, you cannot travel to Denmark or other Schengen countries with a special Faroe Islands visa/permit. This visa/permit is only valid for traveling to Faroe Islands, you still have to obtain a Schengen visa for traveling to Denmark or other Schengen countries, if you are not a visa-exempted national.

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Is Faroe Islands a part of the Schengen Area?

No, Faroe Islands is not a part of the Schengen Area, but some facilitated regulations are applied to Schengen countries and their citizens. Passports of Schengen countries’ citizens who travel to Faroe Islands from a Schengen country will not be checked if they have proof of their citizenship (like National ID).

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I am a visa-exempted national for traveling to Faroe Islands, how long can I stay in Faroe Islands?

Visa-exempted nationals can stay in Faroe Islands for up to 90 days without a visa.

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