Foreign Licence Processing


Step 1: Customer submits the application forms  6 and 9(b) as a package to the Conservation and Fisheries Department along with the application fee

Step 2:  The Department will issue a receipt. After reviewing the Application, a recommendation is made and the licence is processed. 

Step 3: Customer is informed of the availability of the Licence and the amount of the required Licence fee. 

Step 4: The Customer pays the Licence fees due

Step 5: A Government receipt is issued to the customer and payment is immediately reflected on account, and the customer collects the licence.

Supporting Documents

Valid identification for crew including the owner of the vessel Certificate of document or Certificate of Boat Registration

Method of Applying

In person or by mail

Turn Around Time

2 weeks

Additional Notes

Maximum catch of 30 lbs allotted per boat


Department Contact Information

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Paraquita Bay,
Tortola, Virgin Islands (British) VG1120

Business Hours:

General Office - Paraquita Bay and Virgin Gorda - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Abattoir - 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Airport - 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Email Address:,,,

General Office (Paraquita Bay) - 1(284) 468-6123/6124
Veterinary Unit  - 1 (284) 468 - 6197
Virgin Gorda Office - 1(284) 468-9263/6506/6507
Airport Office - 1(284) 468-6449