Issuance Of Belonger Cards Resumes

Tuesday, 26 September 2023 - 4:31pm

The Civil Registry and Passport Office is notifying the public that the department has resumed issuing Belonger Cards to eligible persons.

eFlyer: Government Business At Its Best: Inclusion

Friday, 22 September 2023 - 1:01pm

Feedback Invited On Granting Residency And Belongership Report

Thursday, 21 September 2023 - 4:05pm

The public is reminded to send comments related to the independent reviewer’s report on “Granting Residency and Belongership” to

Public Advised To Use One Passport When Traveling With ESTA

Friday, 25 August 2023 - 11:49am

Individuals traveling with an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) should utilise the same passport to depart and re-enter the Territory to avoid being inaccurately recorded.

124 Become British Overseas Territoties Citizens

Monday, 17 July 2023 - 4:12pm

124 British Overseas Territories Citizens are featured after reciting their Oath of Allegiance and Pledge of Loyalty across two ceremonies held at the Government House on July 11 and 13 respectively.

124 Become British Overseas Territories Citizens

Friday, 14 July 2023 - 4:57pm

One hundred and twenty four persons are now British Overseas Territories Citizens (BOTC) of the Virgin Islands having taken the Oath of Allegiance and Pledge of Loyalty.

The new citizens were divided into two groups and processed at respective ceremonies held at the Government House. Congratulatory remarks were made by His Excellency the Governor John J. Rankin, CMG; Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Dr. Natalio D. Wheatley and Registrar General, Mrs. Tashi O’Flaherty-Maduro.

Home Office Processing Passports Following UK Strike

Tuesday, 6 June 2023 - 3:10pm

Registrar General, Mrs. Tashi O’Flaherty-Maduro has said that British Overseas Territories Citizens (BOTC) and/or British passports are still being processed following some delays as a result of the industrial strike in the United Kingdom from April 3 to May 5.

Public Advised Of Some Challenges To Belonger Services

Tuesday, 9 May 2023 - 10:08am

The public is notified that persons may experience some delays in the delivery of Belonger services as the Civil Registry and Passport Office is experiencing some challenges due to technical difficulties.

Entering The Territory Without A Valid Passport

Friday, 21 April 2023 - 12:32pm

All travelers, including Belongers and children, travelling to the British Virgin Islands are notified that approval must first be granted to travel to the Territory without a valid passport.

Governor Press Statement on Immigration and Passport (Validation) Act

Wednesday, 19 April 2023 - 4:23pm

Today I assented to the Immigration and Passport (Validation) Act, 2023 and the Immigration and Passport (Amendment) Act, 2023. This legislation, which was passed by the House of Assembly on Monday, validates the Residency and Belonger status of individuals following the concerns raised in the recent Audit Report and Addendum on the Fast Track Residency and Belonger Status Programme.