A document certifying that the holder is deemed to belong to the British Virgin Islands Territory


Step 1:  An applicant submits an application form(s) and all required documents to the Immigration Department.  

Step 2: The form is verified for completeness and accuracy, after which the applicant is given a checklist that verifies all documents received and those outstanding, if any. If an application is incomplete, the applicant has to make the necessary corrections and resubmit the application for further processing. However, if the application is complete, the application will move forward for review and consideration by the necessary authorities.

Step 3: The applicant is contacted for an interview and to sit a Cultural Test, where applicable.  

Step 4: An applicant is informed of the decision taken through written communication by a member of the Immigration Departments Status Unit. If the application has been approved the applicant is required to present himself/herself to the Immigration Department’s cashier to pay a fee of Five Hundred and Ten Dollars ($510.00). 

Step 5: Once payment is received the applicants Belonger Certificate and Belonger Card is prepared for issuance. The applicant is contacted once the certificate and card is available for collection. 

Method of Applying

Persons are asked to apply in person at the Immigration Department Headquarters located in the RJT Edifice Building, 2nd Floor, Road Town, Tortola

Turn Around Time

6 – 8 Months

Department Contact Information

Immigration Department

P.O. Box 2299 
Road Town, Tortola
Virgin Islands (British) VG1110

Business Hours:

Monday - Friday  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cashier  : 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Email Address: immigrationinfo@gov.vg

Telephone: 1(284) 468-4700
Fax: 1(284) 468-4729