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Visa for the Faroe Islands and Greenland

On this page you can find more information about visa for the Faroe Islands and Greenland.

The Faroe Islands and Greenland are not part of the Schengen cooperation and not a member of the EU, therefore a visa to Denmark and a Schengen visa does not give access to entry into the Faroe Islands and Greenland. You must apply for a visa if you come from a country with a visa requirement.

An application for a visa can be handed in no earlier than six months prior to the intended entry. For seafarers in the performance of their duties, a nine months rule apply.

As a rule, applications should at the latest be handed in 15 days prior to the intended entry.

The Danish mission has 15 days to make a decision on the visa application from the date the mission receives the passport, application and biometrics. In some cases, the processing time can be extended to 45 days, when further case processing is needed.

How to apply

In order to apply for a visa to the Faroe Islands and Greenland, you must apply and pay the fee on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' online application form - Click here.

After you have applied for and paid the visa fee, you must print and sign the cover letter from ApplyVisa. The next step is to make an appointment with the embassy. Here you must submit the cover letter, record your biometrics, and supply the following:

  • Your valid passport - Passport must be valid three months after departure from the Schengen area and must be issued within the last 10 years.
  • Passport photo: 35x45 mm
  • A colour copy of all the pages in your passport, incl. cover pages as well as blank pages
  • Your original residence permit in the Schengen area
  • A colour copy of your residence permit in the Schengen area
  • Valid return ticket
  • Proof of pre-booked accommodation
  • Bank statement. Must not be more than 1 month old on the day you apply for the visa. Please see the requirements for your financial means here.

Read more about the conditions for obtaining a visa and practical information on Greenland and the Faroe Islands on the pages below:

For questions regarding visas, kindly write to:

[email protected]

Make an appointment at the Danish Embassy in Vienna
Tel: +43 (0) 1 512 79 04


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