According to STCW reg. I/10, the Administration shall endorse the CoC to verify the authenticity and validity of the certificate. FMA will apply for the verification, but in some cases, the Administration demands that the applicant apply for the verification.
FAROESE RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN CERTIFICATES
In order to serve on a Faroese flagged vessel, foreign officers and cooks will have to apply for a Certificate of Recognition. The Faroese shipping company or agent will apply on behalf of the seafarer.
An application to the Faroese Maritime Authority for a recognition certificate will need to be endorsed by such a company indicating a promise for engagement on board the company’s ships.
Application Form: for Recognition Certificate
Checklist: A checklist with overview of neccesary documents for the application
Guideline for Application
Declaration on Employment: Word doc. - pdf. doc.
Requirements for cooks: A list of requirements when applying for a Faroese Recognition Certificate.
Recoqnized countries which have an agreement with Faroe Islands on recognition of certificates of competency.
A course in Faroese maritime law is required in order to get a certificate of recognition. In some cases, an operational interview is necessary. The course is available here:
If a seafarer has lost or misplaced his Certificate of Recognition, the shipping company must apply for a new certificate and comment how the certificate was lost.