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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 19,-is charged if the book is to be sent by mail. If the book is sent abroad, the postal fee is DKK 29,-

Please send your application and necessary documents to:

Faroese Maritime Authority
Bókbindaragøta 8
100 Tórshavn
Faroe Islands