Moving to a new country can be exciting but it can also be challenging. It is not always easy to know who to contact when advice or guidance is needed. Vágur municipality and the Faroese Immigration Office offer advice and guidance on how to integrate and get a good start on the stay in the Faroe Islands.

Learn Faroese

Speaking Faroese language is a foundation for a newcomer to integrate in society. The evening school in Vágur, Kvøldskúlin, gives Faroese courses to foreigners. The course “Faroese language and culture for foreigners” is free.

About the course: Faroese for foreigners

The island's evening schools will offer the course Faroese for foreigners. In this course, participants will learn to speak and understand Faroese, and the course will be taught at various levels, depending on the participants' language abilities. The course is based on the acknowledged CEFR-standard.


For registration, please contact the head of Kvøldskúlin: Tina Tausen at

Education degree recognition

In the Faroe Islands, certain job positions require qualifications that are recognized by Danish standards in order to be hired for the position (i.e. medical area). Generally, all foreign qualifications have been assessed and recognized by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science.  Fróðskapasetur Føroya has begun assessing and recognizing in the education fields they manage such as nursing.

Each employer and work sector has different requirements, so it is important to also check to see what requirements or conditions they have before you begin your qualification recognition process.

Immigration office

Visit the Immigration office's website here

Read the handbook for newcomers here

Read the phamplet New to the Faroe Islands here.