Statement by Premier Wheatley on Immigration Status Reform

Monday, 25 July 2022 - 12:36pm

Fellow Virgin Islanders,

As the final week of July commences, the Government of National Unity continues to forge ahead on reform. We have made good progress in June and July in a number of areas. However, some of the most difficult issues lie ahead. As a society, we must be prepared to meaningfully engage with each other, but in a constructive and civilized manner.

Public Assistance Needed To Locate Escaped Detainee

Friday, 20 May 2022 - 4:53pm

Chief Immigration Officer, Mr. Ian Penn is seeking the public’s assistance to locate Haitian national Ms. Elena Milord 

15 Illegal Immigrants Captured On Anegada

Tuesday, 26 April 2022 - 5:23pm

Chief Immigration Officer, Mr. Ian Penn has said that 15 illegal immigrants are now in the custody of the Department of Immigration following an exercise by the officers of the Joint Task Force on Sunday, April 24.

3 Detainees Recaptured - Public Urged To Remain Vigilant

Monday, 14 March 2022 - 5:03pm

Three detainees who escaped the Department of Immigration detention facility on Friday, March 11 have been recaptured. The search is still ongoing for the others who remain at large. 

Public’s Assistance Requested On Escaped Detainees

Friday, 11 March 2022 - 1:03pm

An intense search is underway for five detainees who escaped immigration detention early this morning Friday, March 11.

Honourable Wheatley To Hold Office Hours On Jost Van Dyke

Tuesday, 1 February 2022 - 4:39pm

The public is notified that the Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Honourable Vincent Wheatley, will be holding office hours on Jost Van Dyke on Wednesday, February 2 at the Albert Chinnery Building from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Honourable Wheatley To Hold Office Hours On Angegada

Monday, 24 January 2022 - 4:28pm

The public is notified that the Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Honourable Vincent Wheatley will be holding office hours on Anegada on Friday, January 28 at the Public Library from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Immigration Department Administration Unit Closure

Tuesday, 4 January 2022 - 9:43am

The public is advised that the Administration Unit of the Immigration Department will be providing remote services on Tuesday, 4 January.    

Physical operations will resume on Wednesday, 5 January. In the interim, persons can call 468-4700 or email immigrationinfo@gov.vg.

Any inconvenience caused is regretted.

Request for Information on Persons of Interest

Wednesday, 29 December 2021 - 3:20pm

The Chief Immigration Officer, Mr. Ian Penn has confirmed that the eleven (11) individuals pictured are persons of interest. 

The matter was immediately reported to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) and is an ongoing and active investigation.

20 Become British Overseas Territories Citizens

Friday, 12 November 2021 - 4:41pm

Twenty individuals are now British Citizens after reciting the Oath of Allegiance and  Pledge of Loyalty to the United Kingdom during the British Citizenship Registration Ceremony on November 12.

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