New residents

Welcome to Sørvágs municipality.

Here you will find introductory information about local services you might need. If you have any questions, feel free to book an informal meeting with us. You can ask about anything – for instance about registering for daycare or how to find your ideal leisure activities. We are happy to help.

Opening hours and contact information is available at the bottom of the page.

Learning Faroese

A key success to settling into a new community and your new home country is to learn to speak the language.

The two muncipalities - Vága and Sørvágs municipality - organise Faroese language lessons for newcomers. The courses are divided into levels with final exams and are taught at the school in Sørvág.

Sørvágs skúli
Skúlavegur 13
380 Sørvágur


The evening school

Classes at the evening school start in October through to Easter. Sign up is in October of every year.

The evening school also runs the Faroese language courses for newcomers.

The family network

Are you new in the Faroes and would like help to familiarise yourself with Faroese customs? Or do you come from a different background and find it challenging to become a part of the Faroese society? Would you like someone to practise Faroese with?

The Faroe Islands Red Cross can help you connect with a family or a friend through the Family Network.

Red Cross Family Network pamphlet

The immigration office

The Immigration Office works as an advisory service in regards to local Faroese issues for the Danish immigration authorities:

  • to provide information and advise the Danish Immigration authorities regarding residence and work permits for foreign nationals who wish to come to the Faroe Islands to work
  • to provide necessary local information for the Danish Immigration authorities in connection with family reunifications 
  • to provide guidance for foreigners already in the country - mainly on application matters and permits
  • to help foreigners find the appropriate authority when they inquire on matters that do not belong to the responsibilities of the Immigration Authorities

Decisions regarding residence and work permits for the Faroe Islands are made by the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration and regarding family reunification are made by the Danish Immigration Service in Denmark.

The Immigration Office coordinates integration-related areas such as language learning, labor market, and social services as well as cooperate with other agencies around the islands.

Immigration Office (Útlendingastovan)
Sigmundargøta 13
P.O. box 264
FO-110 Tórshavn
Faroe Islands

Tel.: +298 357979

Office hours:
Monday to Thursdagy 9am - 12pm and 1pm - 3pm
Friday 10am - 12pm and 1pm - 3pm