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Find useful information in Faroe Islands
Upon your arrival in the Faroe Islands, you can stay at the Refugee Reception Center (Móttøkuhúsið) until you get a residence permit.
The Reception Centre is operated by the Faroese Red Cross. The centre provides Ukrainians who have applied for a residence permit basic services as well as temporary housing. At the centre, the health authority will conduct a health examination and refer you to acute treatments, if necessary. You will also attend a short integration course to help you familiarize with your rights, labour market, education opportunities, and Faroese society.
After you have received your residence permit, the Red Cross will endavour to help you find long term rental accommodation.
The Faroe Islands Red Cross can be contacted at phone +298 1818 or email email@example.com.”
There are different ways to find a job in the Faroe Islands. The Faroese Red Cross may assist you in finding a job or suggest potential employers you can contact.
Another option is to look for job vacancies posted online. Job vacancies are posted at:
You can also contact The Unemployment Agency (ALS) for an appointment to assist you and improve your chances on finding work.
Scientific vacancies in the Faroe Islands can be found on the EURAXESS Jobs portal. Researchers looking for a job can register at MY EURAXESS and upload their CV.
Scientific vacancies are also advertised in local and foreign newspapers and scientific magazines, and most research institutes post job vacancies on their websites.
Ukrainian nationals are allowed to stay in the Faroe Islands without a visa for up to 90 days. Ukrainians who have fled Ukraine on or after February 24th, 2022, are eligible to apply for a temporary residence permit under The Special Act on Displaced Persons from Ukraine in the Faroe Island, see here.
The application for temporary residence permit has to be handed in at a police station in the Faroe Islands. The digital application form FO/SL1 must be used.
If you are not in the Faroe Islands, you can submit the application to a Danish diplomatic mission (embassy). A list of Danish diplomatic missions can be found here.
The application will be processed by the Danish Immigration Service. While the case is processed, you have the right to stay in the Faroe Islands. You can not take up a job in the Faroe Islands while your application is being processed. It can take up to an average of two weeks to process the application.
When you have received your residence permit, you need to go to your local municipality to register and receive your civil registration number (p-tal) which gives you access to the Faroese public system. Having a residence permit and a p-tal gives you access to health care and allows you to work and study. The permit also gives you provisional access to financial aid provided by the Department of Social Services if you are unable to provide for yourself and/or your family.
Further information on applying for a temporary residence for displaced persons from Ukraine can be found here.
Each country’s education system is set up differently, and your academic degree may not be recognised in the Faroe Islands. In general, private employers may be more flexible to hire you whether your degree is recognised or not.
Recognition of foreign diplomas, degrees and other qualifications in the Faroe Islands will in most cases be similar to recognition of qualifications in Denmark.
The Career Guidance Office (Vegleiðingarstovan) will assist you in how to have your degree recognised.
The Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science offers assessment of foreign qualifications. A guide to recognition of qualifications in Denmark is available here:
For some positions a Faroese or Danish authorisation is needed. For example foreign trained doctors and other health personnel must be authorised by the Danish Patient Safety Authority.
A guideline for registration of healthcare professionals is available here:
Guide to registration of healthcare professionals
Recognition of academic qualifications may also be required if you are applying for admission to higher education, including PhD programmes. Information on recognition of education qualifications for study programmes can be provided here:
The Redcross Refugee Support Network provides support, help and guidance to refugees with e.g. social support, interpretation, housing, and finding missing family members.
The Immigration Office (Útlendingastovan) has information in Ukrainian for newly arrived persons from Ukraine in the Faroe Islands on their website, see here.