Immigration Department Strenghthens Operations At Airport

Friday, 30 June 2023 - 9:52am

June 29, 2023   The Department of Immigration has ramped up its operations at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport in efforts to facilitate the increase in the number of travelers being processed at the airport.

Tenders For Catering Services For Immigration Detainees Invited

Monday, 15 May 2023 - 4:00pm

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.

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.

Statement By Chief Immigration Officer On The Arrest Of Immigration Officer

Thursday, 20 April 2023 - 11:04am

In alignment with our mandate, the Immigration Department prides itself with serving the people of the Virgin Islands with dignity and respect, while upholding our reputation to effectively secure the Territory’s borders by guarding against illegal migration, smuggling, and human trafficking. 

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.

Statement by Governor Rankin and Audit Report on Fast Track Programme B34

Wednesday, 19 April 2023 - 9:29am

As people in the BVI are aware, the House of Assembly convened yesterday following the findings of the Audit Report and Addendum on the Fast Track Residency and Belongership Programme.

Statement by Premier Wheatley on the Recall of the House of Assembly

Friday, 14 April 2023 - 7:27pm

Democracy is a sacred trust. We all have a responsibility to protect and uphold democracy. It provides the legitimacy on which Government rests.

Statement by Governor John Rankin on the Audit of the Residency and Belonger Status

Friday, 14 April 2023 - 7:00pm

After consultation with the Premier and further to discussions yesterday in Cabinet, I wish to inform you that I intend to exercise my power under Section 85 of the Constitution to recall the House of Assembly.

Deadline Extended For Board Of Immigration Vacancies

Friday, 14 April 2023 - 6:27pm

The public is notified that the application deadline for vacancies on the Board of Immigration has been extended to April 21.

Delayed Opening At Immigration Department (Headquarters)

Tuesday, 21 March 2023 - 4:37pm

The public is notified that the Immigration Department’s headquarters (1st & 2nd floor) offices will open later than usual tomorrow Wednesday, March 22.