On 2 September 2023, a new requirement for support for accompanying family members to sponsors in the Faroe Islands will be introduced
The changes mean that accompanying family members from now on must document that the sponsor in the Faroe Islands is able to support them.
If you submit a new application for a residence permit in the Faroe Islands as an accompanying family member, you must document that the sponsor is able to support you.
All accompanying family members to sponsors in the Faroe Islands are subject to the requirement. However, this rule does not apply if the person has residence under the Sports Agreement.
Applications submitted after 2 September 2023
All first time applications submitted on 2 September 2023 or later are subject to the changes. The permit will state whether it is a condition for your residence permit that the sponsor can support you. The requirement for support will in these instances also apply if you apply for an extension of your residence permit.
Applications submitted before 2 September 2023
If you have submitted an application for a residence permit or for an extension of your residence permit before 2 September 2023, the requirement for support will not apply to you.
Permits granted before 2 September 2023
If you already have a residence permit as an accompanying family member to a sponsor in the Faroe Island and the permit has been granted before 2 September 2023, the requirement for support does not apply to you if you want to extend the permit.