Moving to a new country can be exciting and enriching but can also be challenging. It is not always easy to know who one should contact when needing advice or guidance.
Now, immigrants can contact the Integration Officer at the Faroese Immigration Office for guidance on practical information such as where and how they can change their driver’s license to the Faroese license or where they can learn Faroese.
Immigrants can also request an appointment for an integration consultation to receive advice and guidance tailored to their circumstances and needs. During the consultation, the immigrants’ personal background will be discussed such as where they are from, their educational level and work experiences, family situation and interests, and their plans in the Faroes.
The consultation is for those who move to the Faroe Islands on a family residence permit or on a work permit with accompanying family members. The consultation is not available to Nordic citizens. It is important to note that contacting the Integration Officer is voluntary and this does not affect one’s residence permit. The Integration Officer is not part of processing residence permit cases and the consultation is confidential.
The Integration Officer can also cooperate with other public and local authorities and organizations, the private sector, non-profit organizations, sports associations, and others who have regular contact with immigrants.
Durita Kastalag started her position as Integration Officer at the Faroese Immigration Office on 1. November 2020. This position is temporary until 31. october 2021.
Interested individuals can contact Durita Kastalag at the Faroese Immigration Office by either calling 3566099/ 357979 or writing to firstname.lastname@example.org / info(at)utlendingastovan.fo