New Border Protection Platforms Detect Vessel In BVI Waters

Sunday, 30 August 2020 - 12:17pm

The newly implemented sea border protection platforms continue to be effective in detecting attempted unauthorised entry into the British Virgin Islands (BVI).

BVI Government Further Tightens Its Sea Borders

Sunday, 23 August 2020 - 1:52pm

Officers of Her Majesty’s Customs continue to further intensify protection of the sea borders of the British Virgin Islands amidst the ongoing battle against the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Mr. Wade N. Smith Appointed Commissioner Of Customs

Friday, 7 August 2020 - 4:46pm

Mr. Wade N. Smith has been appointed as Commissioner of Customs in the Virgin Islands.  

Boaters Advised Not To Sail In Exclusion Zone

Thursday, 11 June 2020 - 6:56pm

The Government of the Virgin Islands has introduced an exclusion zone that would limit marine traffic as a result of COVID-19.

HM Customs Operating Hours At Port Purcell And St. Thomas Bay

Saturday, 25 April 2020 - 8:51pm

The public is advised of Her Majesty’s Customs operating hours at both Port Purcell, Tortola and St. Thomas Bay, Virgin Gorda.

CAPS Services Available During COVID-19

Saturday, 18 April 2020 - 3:16pm

The CAPS Unit of Her Majesty’s Customs is advising its clients that the unit will commence operations from Monday, April 20.

Contract Signed For Border Management System

Tuesday, 3 December 2019 - 4:01pm

The Government of the Virgin Islands has signed a five year contract with Canadian Bank Note Company to monitor the Territory’s borders for the next five years and share real time information between agencies.

Contract Signed For Border Management System

Tuesday, 3 December 2019 - 3:33pm

Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie, and Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration Honourable Vincent Wheatley are pictured signing a contract for the implementation of the Border Management and Electronic Visa System with Vice President of Business Development, Identity and Payment of Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited Mr. Mark Houlton and Director of Business Development Ms. Fuencisla Santiago.

Her Majesty’s Customs Motor Vessel ‘Predator’ Relaunched

Friday, 12 April 2019 - 4:30pm

The motor vessel ‘Predator’ which was damaged during the passage of hurricane Irma in 2017 has been fully repaired and is now back with the fleet at Her Majesty’s Customs.

Commissioner of Customs

Role Summary

The successful applicant will plans and directs the operations of the Customs Department to administer and ensure compliance with Customs laws.  Manages the human, financial and other resources allocated to the Department. Monitors marine traffic in the Virgin Islands and liaises with other enforcement bodies.  Ensures the prohibition of controlled substances.

Main Responsibilities

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