The Civil Registry and Passport Office, established in 2005 as a department within the Governor's Group, is headed by a Registrar-General. The Civil Registry is located in the Burhym Building, deCastro Street #49, Wickham's Cay; while the Passport Office is situated on the 1st Floor in the Central Administration Building on Wickham's Cay. The mandate of the Department is two-fold:
1. To create and manage the civil records of residents in the Territory of the Virgin Islands under the Registration of Births and Deaths Act (Cap. 276), the Marriage Act (Cap. 292), the Adoption of Children Act, (Cap. 269) and to a lesser degree the Legitimacy Act (Cap. 271).
2. To manage passports and nationality matters in the Territory of the Virgin Islands under the Virgin Islands Constitution Order, 2007; The British Nationality Act, 1981 and The Immigration and Passport Act (Cap. 130).
These vital records, which date back to 1859, are essential for the protection of individual rights. In addition, the information from these records is of great value to the people of the Virgin Islands and other agencies. You may need certified copies of these records to get the following:
• School entrance
• Proof of citizenship
• Bank transactions
Ordering certificates of vital Events recorded in the Virgin Islands
You may order records through the Civil Registry website www.crisvi.gov.vg at your convenience by submitting an on-line application.
What's Happening Within Our Department?
|Civil Registry Seeking To Enhance Record Preservation Efforts||
5 Nov 2019 - 1:45pm
|39 Persons Registered As British Citizens||
10 Oct 2019 - 3:30pm
|Public Officers Recognised For Their Exceptional Service||
14 Jun 2019 - 3:17pm
|80 More Persons Naturalised||
26 Mar 2019 - 4:50pm
|80 Persons Received Certificates At Naturalisation Ceremony||
19 Mar 2019 - 4:07pm
|Eight Public Officers Attain Star Membership||
31 Jan 2019 - 3:26pm
|Registro Civil Anuncia Cambios En La Póliza De Documentos Extranjeros||
22 Jan 2019 - 5:04pm
|11 Registered As Newest British Citizens||
22 Jan 2019 - 4:26pm
|Civil Registry Announces Policy Changes For Foreign Documents||
17 Jan 2019 - 4:28pm
|BVI Visas To Take 10 Days To Process||
14 Dec 2018 - 5:02pm
Department Contact Information
To make contact with Civil Registry & Passport Office, see below for contact information: