Immigration Department
Office of the Chief Minister
341 Waterfront Drive, Ashley Ritter Building
Road Town, Tortola
or Vanterpool Building, Virgin Gorda
British Virgin Islands
Please note:

If you have a child born in the BVI and you are not a citizen, belonger or permanent resident, you are required to apply in writing to the Immigration Department for permission for your child to reside.
The immigration laws do not automatically grant any rights to persons born in the Territory of the British Virgin Islands to parents who are not citizens or belongers. Please contact the Immigration Department if you have a child born in the BVI in order to answer any questions you may have.

Please note:

If you are granted an exemption from the requirements of work permit, you are required to report to the Immigration Department to fulfill the requirements that would allow you to remain and work in the BVI.

Please Note:

Entry into the Territory for the purpose of engaging in employment requires permission from the Immigration Department.

Please note:

When your entry permit/time granted by the Immigration Department has expired, you are required to immediately report to the Department headquarters in Road Town, Tortola or The Valley, Virgin Gorda and request an extension of that permit?

Please note:

If your work permit or application for exemption renewal is being processed by the Labour Department, you are required to report to Immigration.

Please Note:

If you wish to change your Immigration status in the BVI, you are required to submit you request in writing to the department? For example, if you are presently residing as a dependant and wish to seek employment or vice-versa, you must submit this request in writing.

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U.S. Nationals should please take note of the requirements to re-enter their homeland.  U.S. Citizens are required to present a passport application receipt with and a birth certificate and proper picture identification. Please check with the U.S. authorities to further clarify the requirements for re-entry into the U.S.

Entry into the B.V.I. is guided by the traveler's ability to return to their country of origin.

Let me take this opportunity to welcome the world to the British Virgin

Island' s Immigration Department (BVIID) online. BVIID was established in 1969. Before that time the functions that officers now perform were carried out by officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police force.


Today we are a department of over sixty employees and growing. It is the department’s mandate to facilitate the utmost efficient services for all persons traveling to and from the Virgin Islands for the purpose of residing or visiting and to facilitate this call to duty in accordance with the Virgin Islands Passport and Immigration Act, CAP 130.


By launching this website we seek to continue the modernization of the services and systems of BVIID. It includes immigration standards and procedures for traveling to and from the BVI, Visa requirements, application forms, policy guidelines for residency and a full range of immigration and other data relating thereto.


BVIID recognizes the critical role that it must play for the sustained and orderly economic development of the Territory. Our officers must operate in a way that values the position of these islands as a world class travel destination and a international financial business center which seeks to attract visitors and businesses that are fit and proper and conducive to the public good for the benefit of its people.





Ag. Chief Immigration Officer

Malvern Brathwaite


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