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  • Faroe Islands
    Living in Europe | Accommodation

    Finding suitable accommodation in the Faroe Islands can be difficult. It is advisable to start searching for housing as soon as plans for a research stay have become definite. Rented flats The Faroese rental market is quite limited. Apartments for rent are normally part of a family’s home set aside...


  • Faroe Islands
    Living in Europe, Working in Europe | Entry conditions/visas

    There are several practical issues and formalities that have to be considered and dealt with when planning to move to the Faroe Islands. Getting here The Faroe Islands have good connections to mainland Europe by air and by sea. By air There are several daily flights to the Faroe Islands from...


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    Living in Europe | Access to the culture of the host country/language courses

    The Faroe Islands are a modern society with a high standard of living and the Faroese have a strong sense of local identity and social cohesion. The culture of the Faroe Islands has its roots in the Nordic culture. The islands were long isolated from the main cultural movements in Europe and have...


  • Faroe Islands
    Leaving Europe | Departure conditions/formalities

    Before moving from the Faroe Islands, there are several formalities and arrangements that you need to deal with. Registration When moving from the Faroe Islands to another Nordic country, the relocation must be reported to the municipality where you will be living. The relocation will not be...


  • Faroe Islands
    Working in Europe | Intellectual Property Rights, Recognition of diplomas, Taxation/salaries, Unemployment

    Employment rights are regulated by law or specified in the contract with the employer. Holidays Academics with an employment contract have the right to six weeks´ paid holiday a year. The stipulation of holiday must be agreed upon in advance. Public holidays New Year´s Day Maundy Thursday Good...


  • Faroe Islands
    Living in Europe, Working in Europe | Entry conditions/visas

    Foreign citizens, except Nordic nationals, need a residence and work permit in order to work in the Faroe Islands. Entry conditions requirements vary according to country of origin and length of stay. Nordic Citizens Citizens of Nordic countries are free to live, work and study in the Faroe Islands...


  • Faroe Islands
    Living in Europe | Day care, schooling & family related issues

    The Faroe Islands are considered to be a family-friendly society with a safe and peaceful environment and generous child and parental benefits and child care provision. Spouses The accompanying spouse or cohabiting partner of a foreign researcher with a work permit in the Faroe Islands is free to...


  • Faroe Islands
    Living in Europe | Medical care

    Everyone with a Faroese ID-number has access to services from the Faroese health care system. Urgent care and emergency For health emergencies - call 112. The emergency telephone number must be used only for emergency calls in case of serious injury or illness when immediate treatment is needed. For...


  • Faroe Islands
    Living in Europe | Health insurance, Medical care

    Everyone with a Faroese ID number has access to services from the Faroese health care system. Health insurance Health care services are financed by the government and by mandatory contributions from all residents through the National Health Insurance. National Health Insurance All individuals...


  • Faroe Islands
    Living in Europe | Access to the culture of the host country/language courses

    ​ Ian Salter (UK) Ian Salter is a British researcher at the Faroe Marine Research Institute. He holds a PhD in Chemical Oceanography from the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK. He has worked as a researcher in France, United States, and Germany. Ian has lived in the Faroe Islands for 3...