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Pro-independence parties won Faroese election – now they argue that “Faroe Islanders should be entitled to dual citizenship as members of the Danish Kingdom”

As members of the Danish Kingdom, Faroe Islanders should be entitled to dual citizenship, argues the Faroese government…which consists of two pro-independence parties (Republic/Tjóðveldi and Progress/Framsókn) as well as the more moderate Social Democrats (Javnaðarflokkurin).

Kringvarp Føroya reports that “the Faroese government has received a number of enquiries on this matter and is now planning to bring the Danish dual citizenship law into force in the Faroes.”

On December 18, 2014, the Danish parliament voted to pass a law which allowed Danes to become citizens of another country without having to give up their Danish citizenship. The new law also made it possible for people who had lost their Danish citizenship by becoming citizens of another country to reinstate their Danish citizenship during a five year period, from September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2020.

The new law came into effect on September 1, 2015.

The dual membership law in the Faroe Islands has not been amended since 2014.


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