Steps to take when exporting a body or cremated remains.


Step 1:  Applicant visits Ministry with completed Burial Application Form and required documents.

Step 2:  An exportation schedule is issued and a permission letter is prepared.

Step 3:  Applicant returns to the office within two days to collect the permission letter.

Supporting Documents

Death Certificate and/or Cremation Certificate.

Method of Applying

In Person; Email the Ministry

Turn Around Time

Two Days

Additional Notes

The death certificate must specify the cause of death.

Department Contact Information

Ministry of Health and Social Development

Ministry of Health and Social Development
Government of the Virgin Islands
Voronica's House of Commerce
Long Bush, Tortola
Virgin Islands (British) VG 1110

Business Hours:

Monday - Friday  
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Email Address:

Telephone: 1(284) 468-2272 / 2174