Labour Conflict

A part of the Faroese labour market has given notice of a potential labour conflict starting at midnight. If you have been granted a residence and work permit based on work, the Faroese Immigration Office can inform you, that your permit will not be revoked, if you are affected by a strike or lock-out as a consequence of a legal labour conflict during the validity period of your permit. It is, however, a condition that you are re-instated in your position, once the legal conflict is over. Even if you are affected by a strike or lock-out, you must submit an application for an extension before your current permit expires.

If you have been working less than 40 hours on average because of a legal strike or lock-out, the immigration authorities will take these circumstances into account, when assessing your application for an extension of your permit.