The Ombudsman is elected by the Faroese Parliament. Her role is to monitor the governmental and local authorities and safeguard the rights of the citizens. Complaints may be filed to the Ombudsman about decisions, procedures and conduct exercised by the public authorities. Furthermore, the Ombudsman may take a matter out of own initiative.

You can file a complaint concerning i.e. rejection of an application, how it was processed, how long it has taken or how about a civil servants conduct. It is free of charge to file a complaint to the Ombudsman. The complaint has to be in writing and signed.  You can write a letter or use the complaint form, you find on this homepage.