Vágs kommuna - Vágsvegur 30 - Tlf. 663000 - email: vagur@vagur.fo

New citizens

REGISTRATION

All residents (not visitors or tourists) who for the first time receive a legal permit to stay in the Faroe Islands must register at the municipality. For further information about applications and permits to stay, please visit www.immigration.fo or contact the town hall in Vágur via mail (vagur@vagur.fo) or by phone (+298 663000).

You can also find more information as a new citizens here.

The registration to the municipality of Vágur is at the town hall at Vágsvegur 30 (opening hours: Monday to Thursday 9.00-16.00, Friday 9.00-15.00)

If you are relocating to a new municipality in the Faroes, you must inform us that you are moving and register again at your new municipality. This condition applies also if you decide to relocate outside of the Faroes and do not plan to return to live.

EMPLOYMENT

In the town of Vágur and on the islands of Suðuroy there a wide range of job opportunity, both unskilled in fish factories, skilled in crafts-industry, and a wide range of job opportunities within public services for example daycare, schools, elderly care, and the hospital. These areas generally employ people with qualifications related to the area. You can also find businesses in the banking industry, supermarkets, and other various sectors you may consider. Please note that some education degree-related positions require to have Faroese/ Danish or recognized degrees. 

EDUCATION DEGREE RECOGNITION

In the Faroe Islands, certain job positions require qualifications that are recognized by Denmark’s 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. Recently, Fróðskapasetur Føroya began 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.