In most of the countries you will find diplomatic missions, which usually refers to an embassy and/or a consulate. Diplomatic bodies represent other country interests in Faroe Islands, with the aim of strengthening international relations between the states and providing services for their citizens in Faroe Islands.
Embassies and consulates are considered legal territories of their home countries. They are not "foreign territory" but they are protected and considered the property of the country using them, meaning that the Faroe Islands do not have jurisdiction over the embassy or consulate of another country.
The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations international treaty defines the diplomatic mission’s purpose and framework. The various diplomatic missions offer several services and carry out different missions. For example:
NB: You will usually apply for a visa at the Consulate of the country you want to visit. However, if there is no such representation in Faroe Islands, you can apply for a visa at the embassy.
Not all countries have an Embassy and/or a Consulate as it depends of the political situation, the relationship with the host country, the size of the country, and the number of foreign citizens living there.
In some cases, countries can share representations and you can be assisted by the services of another embassy or consular service to get the information you need.
We recommend you register/contact your country’s embassy at your destination. It is a free service provided by any diplomatic mission and it will allow them to record information about your upcoming trip abroad. It can be used to assist you in case of an emergency.
Registration will also allow you to get routine information from your nearest embassy or consulate, as citizen residing abroad.
The Faroese capital Torshavn hosts one representative office.
There are also 13 consulates in the Faroe Islands.
You will find below a list of countries that have a diplomatic mission in Faroe Islands. The list includes embassies, consulates, honorary consulates and sometime other official representations for you to be able to get information and services.
Representative Office of Denmark in Faroe Islands
Address:Amtmansbrekkan 6. Postboks 12, 110 Tórshavn
Tel: (+298) 351 200
Opening hours: Monday-Friday: 10:00h - 13:00h
The Representative Office of Denmark in Faroe Islands provides consulate services including visa, passport, document legalization, emergency travel document and assistance, and so on are provided by the embassy and/or consulate. Be sure to contact them ahead on how to book an appointment or be properly directed.
Contact directly the Embassy/Consulate website for more information.
For countries with no consulates or embassies in Faroe Islands, the Honorary Consulates are supervised by diplomatic representations located in other country, often Copenhagen in Denmark.