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Do I need a visa to visit Faroe Islands? Where do I apply for a visa for Faroe Islands? Do you see yourself enjoying a holiday in Faroe Islands in the near future and want to know the visa requirements? Get your answers here.

When you travel to the Faroe Islands, you might need to organise a visa. You will find all information needed in this article.

A valid visa is usually required when you do a short-term visit to the Faroe Islands. A short-term stay in the Faroe Islands stretches over less than 90 days.

As for now, the Faroe Islands is a part of the Kingdom of Denmark. However, even though you have a valid visa to access Denmark or a Schengen country, you will need a separate visa when travelling to Faroe Islands. The Faroe Islands is not a part of the EU and the Schengen Agreement.

If you are a citizen in one of the European countries in the chart below, it is sufficient to bring with you a national ID card. You can enter the Faroe Islands with a national ID card when you are a traveller from one of these countries.

When you enter the Faroe Islands as a citizen in one of these countries, it is sufficient to bring a ID card with a picture of you on it.

   Austria

 Belgium

 Bulgaria

 Croatia

 Cyprus

 the Czech Republic

 Estonia

 Finland

 France

 Germany

 Great Britain

 Greece

 Hungary

 Italy

 Latvia

 Lichtenstein

 Lithuania

 Luxembourg

 Malta

 the Netherlands

 Poland

 Portugal

 Romania

 Slovakia

 Slovenia

 Spain

 Sweden

 Switzerland

Do I need a visa to visit Faroe islands?

Whether you need a visa or not to travel to the Faroe Islands for a short-term visit up to 90 days depends on which country you are a citizen. 

People from the Nordic countries including Iceland, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, and Norway are free to visit Faroe Islands. Also, if you live in a visa-free country, you will not need a visa to travel to the Faroe Islands.

Visa is required to enter the Faroe Islands, when you are a national in one of these countries. When you have planned your trip to the Faroe Islands, it is time to apply for a visa for entry into the untouched nature in Faroe Islands.

GjógvThe remote village Gjógv on the island Eysturoy. Credit: Victoria Ostapova Instagram

How to apply for a visa to Faroe Islands

If you want a visa to the Faroe Islands and also a visa to Schengen, you actually need to only fill out one single application. When you have got your single visa, you will have the advantage of being able to travel to both the Faroe Islands and any Schengen country without restrictions at all.

In order to apply for a Faroe Islands visa, you need to get in contact with the Danish Embassy in you country. Secure yourself a visa to the Faroe Islands now by contacting the Danish embassy or consulate in your country. A visa to the Faroe Islands issued by the Danish Embassy will give you the right to explore the Faroe Islands. Now, let your thrilling journey to the Faroe Islands begin! Start out by booking day tours in the Faroe Islands.

Mykines puffinReady for takeoff. Puffins in Mykines island. Credit: Matteo Pher Gaetani Instagram

Where to apply for a Faroe Islands visa in my country

You will hand in your application to visit Faroe Islands at your local Danish mission or an office representing the Danish mission in your region.

In some countries you can apply for a Faroe Islands visa in several locations. As an example there are five places in China where Chinese citizens can apply for a visa to Faroe Islands. When you want to visit the Faroe Islands from China, you will get your Faroe Islands visa at the Danish mission in these cities:

  • Beijing
  • Guangzhou
  • Chongqing
  • Shanghai
  • Shenyang
  • Nanjing
  • Hangzhou
  • Ji’nan
  • Chengdu
  • Xi'an
  • Shenzhen
  • Fuzhou

See the full list of places around the world where you apply for a Faroe Islands visa. The list includes missions where Denmark share a representation agreement i.e. a Swedish or a Norwegian office.