Chief Immigration Officer

Role Summary

The successful applicant will manage the administration of the Department, enforce Immigration Laws and Ordinance to ensure effective Department and immigration management.

Main Responsibilities

TV Programme Discusses Changes To The Immigration And Passport Act (Cap. 130)

Monday, 23 May 2016 - 1:30pm

The Government of the Virgin Islands is inviting the public to tune in to JTV Channel 55 on Tuesday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m.

Immigration Department Processing Unit Closed On May 23

Monday, 23 May 2016 - 11:15am

The public is notified that the Immigration Department’sProcessing Unit in Road Town is closed today, Monday, May 23.

 

Embrace Your New Nationality As You Commit Yourself Loyally To New Ties

Thursday, 5 May 2016 - 12:45pm

It is a great pleasure for me, as your Governor, to hand over Certificates of Naturalisation to a total of 52 people who have made their homes here in the Virgin Islands.  Today is your day, marking a key milestone in your quest for British Citizenship.  Many of you will have harboured this ambition for years.  I hope and imagine that all of you are feeling a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction in attaining this citizenship status, conferring as it does the right to carry a BVI passport and to apply for a full British passport.

Changes Introduced To Immigration And Passport Ordinance (CAP.130)

Monday, 25 April 2016 - 3:30pm

Persons who have been working in the Territory for five years or more and are changing employers, will no longer be required to leave the Territory during the transition process. 

Regular Port Hours Resume At Virgin Gorda And West End

Monday, 25 April 2016 - 9:45am

The Immigration Department is advising the public that effective May 1, regular hours of operation will resume at the Virgin Gorda and West End ports of entry. 

Public Invited To View Interview On New Entry Form

Thursday, 7 April 2016 - 5:15pm

The public is invited to view an interview with Acting Chief Immigration Officer, Mr. Ian Penn on the introduction of the new Immigration and Customs form.

New Immigration And Customs Form Soon To Be Introduced

Friday, 18 March 2016 - 5:00pm

The Government of the Virgin Islands, through the Immigration Department, will be introducing a new customs and immigration form from Friday, April 1.

Immigration Department Processing Unit Closed Until February 16

Monday, 15 February 2016 - 10:45am

The Immigration Department is advising the public that the Processing Unit in Road Town is closed today, Monday, February 16.

Premier Smith Receives Update On Labour And Immigration Reform

Friday, 22 January 2016 - 11:45am

Immigration and Labour officials have updated Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith,  OBE on strategies to reform and strengthen the labour and immigration processes in the Territory and the short-term solutions being implemented to jump-start the changes.

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