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Discharge Book

As a general rule, all foreign seafarers must have a Discharge Book issued in their home country. In circumstances where that is not possible, a dispensation can be made so that the foreign seafarer can get a Faroese Discharge Book that is only valid for service on board vessels registered in the Faroe Islands.

The Application for a Faroese Discharge Book for foreigners must be accompanied by a written explanation as to why the seafarer cannot get a Discharge Book from the home country and a confirmation of employment on a faroese registered vessel from the owners or ship management company.

Application form

When sending the application, please submit the following documents:

  • a resent passport photo
  • a copy of the passport
  • a receipt of payment

The cost of the discharge book is DKK 200. An additional postal fee of DKK 26 is charged if the book is to be sent by mail.

Please send your application and necessary documents to:

Faroese Maritime Authority
Bókbindaragøta 8
100 Tórshavn
Faroe Islands