The Office of the Supervisor of Elections is reminding the public that continuous voter registration is in effect. All persons who are eligible to be registered as voters are reminded that they should register by applying to the Supervisor of Elections under Section 6(1) and 14 of the Elections Act, 1994, No. 16 of 1994.
The Deputy Governor’s Office is informing the public that Government offices will be closed at 1:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24 and again at 1:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, Wednesday, December 31. Exceptions however apply to departments with staff that provide essential services.
The office regrets any inconvenience caused and wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday season.
Apostille services can be obtained at the following locations:
Deputy Governor’s Office, Third Floor, West Wing, Central Administration Complex, Road Town, Tortola;
Civil Registry and Passport Office, Burhym Building, Road Town, Tortola;
High Court Registry, Old Administration Building, Road Town, Tortola; and
International Affairs Secretariat, Haycraft Building, BVI Finance Centre, Pasea Estate, Tortola.
The Hague Convention (Convention de La Haye du 5 Octobre 1961), applies to public documents, which have been executed in the Territory of one contracting State and which have to be produced in the Territory of another contracting State. These public documents include:
An Apostille is the legalisation of public documents. It is a certificate issued by competent authority of the State (such as Deputy Governor), which certifies the authenticity of the signature, the capacity in which the person signing the document has acted and, where appropriate, the identity of the seal or stamp which it bears.
The Office of the Deputy Governor supports the Deputy Governor as established in the Virgin Islands Constitutional Order, 2007, in carrying out his or her responsibilities. The Permanent Secretary is the administrative head of the Office. The Office also provides leadership and support to eight departments and six statutory boards which fall within the Governor’s Group.