Office Closure At Immigration Department

Tuesday, 21 March 2023 - 11:47am

The public is notified that the Immigration Department’s headquarters (both floors) will be closed tomorrow Wednesday, March 22 from 8:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. to facilitate a staff meeting.

Collection Of Residency Certificates

Thursday, 9 March 2023 - 9:14am

Chief Immigration Officer Mr. Ian Penn is advising persons who were granted residence status in 2019 and have not yet received the relevant certification, to email the Immigration Department’s Status Unit at indicating such, and to gain further information on the collection process.

Tenders Invited For Catering Services For Immigration Detainees

Wednesday, 22 February 2023 - 4:22pm

The Government of the Virgin Islands is inviting tenders for locally trained and competent Catering Services to provide meal services at the temporary Immigration Detention Centre housed at Hotel Castle Maria, Road Town, Tortola.

Remarks By Honourable Rymer - Contract Signing Ceremony For The Joint Marine Shore Base Building

Thursday, 19 January 2023 - 5:12pm

It gives me great pleasure this morning to witness and be a part of this Contract signing and Groundbreaking ceremony for the Joint Marine Shore Base Building. We can all agree that this project is another one that is well overdue. 

REVISED: 19 Illegal Immigrants Found On Virgin Gorda

Monday, 16 January 2023 - 12:44pm

Chief Immigration Officer, Mr. Ian Penn has said that 19 illegal immigrants are now in the custody of the Department of Immigration following an exercise by the officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force and Immigration Department carried out on Virgin Gorda on January 16.

West End Port Closes Early On January 4

Wednesday, 4 January 2023 - 7:01pm

The public and vessel operators are advised that the West End port facility is closed from 6:00 p.m. this evening due to electrical issues. 

Agencies Gearing Up To Provide Extended Coverage To Serve Visitors

Friday, 30 December 2022 - 12:38pm

In anticipation of increased visitors to our shores this weekend, officials from various Government agencies (Customs, Immigration, Police, Treasury, and the BVI Ports Authority) are in high gear to provide extended services to facilitate their clearance.

Tenders Invited For Security Services For Immigration Detainees

Friday, 30 December 2022 - 11:09am

The Government of the Virgin Islands is inviting tenders for the Supply of Security Services for Immigration Detainees housed at Hotel Castle Maria, Road Town, Tortola.

31 Become British Overseas Territories Citizens

Friday, 14 October 2022 - 4:43pm

Thirty one (31) persons recited the Oath of Allegiance and Pledge of Loyalty last week to complete the process of becoming British Overseas Territories Citizens (BOTC) of the Virgin Islands.

Applications Invited for Board of Immigration Members

Monday, 3 October 2022 - 4:19pm

The Government of the Virgin Islands is seeking qualified persons to fill two vacant positions as Board Members on the Board of Immigration.