Delivery of Cargo to the Virgin Islands (Port Purcell & Marina VG).

Process

Step 1:  Shipping Company checks in the vessel and presents a Manifest and Marine Control Document.

Step 2:  A Declaration of the Good is prepared by the Importer, and is submitted to the Customs Officer at the port.

Step 3:  The Declaration form is signed off once it is okay.

Step 4:  The Importer pays custom fees at the cashier.  

Step 5:  The Importer receives receipt of payment to pick up the goods at the warehouse.

Step 6:  After goods are located (at the warehouse), it is inspected by the onsite Customs Officer.

Step 7:  Once the Declaration is processed and released by Customs, the Importer can leave with the cargo.

 

Supporting Documents

None

Method of Applying

In Person

Turn Around Time

Same Day

Additional Notes

• Fees vary based on type and weight of goods.
• Vessels have twelve (12) hours to clear upon arrival at Port Purcell.  Cargo can be cleared until 3:30 p.m on weekdays and until 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays.  
• If service is required outside the stated hours, we are prepared to provide such service for the requisite overtime fees.   A twenty-four (24) hour notice is usually required but if circumstances dictate shorter notification, service would be given.
• If all of the goods were not declared, the entire shipment will be held and the owner will have to go before the Commissioner.
• The Airport Customs is responsible for the cargo at the airport.
• The Captain of the vessel must amend the Manifest if the count of a type of goods is inaccurate.

 

Department Contact Information

Her Majesty's Customs

H.M Customs (Head Quarters)
Richard Stoutt Building  
Road Town, Tortola
Virgin Islands (British) VG1110

Business Hours:

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

Email Address: bvicustoms@gov.vg

Telephone: 1(284) 468-6801
Fax: 1(284) 494-6906

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