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The Government of the Virgin Islands' compulsory retirement age is 60.

There are several advantages, 10 of them are:

  • Registry is a member of the Red Ensign Group. Ships flying the Flag are entitled to British Diplomatic / Consular support and Royal Navy Protection. In addition to its own full survey and certification resources in-house, BVI has access to the range of technical expertise of the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
  • Registered ownership is permitted to citizens of and, companies registered in BVI, UK and all BritishTerritories. Likewise, those of the EU, CARICOM & OECS are eligible for registration as Owners of Virgin Islands Ships. Other nationals (individuals and/or company) permitted to own minority interest in Virgin Islands ship.
  • Low Initial Registration & Annual Maintenance fees.
  • Registry is specialized in Yacht registration and Certificates are recognized worldwide.
  • Facilitates simple yet secure registration of ship, mortgages, discharge of mortgages, change/transfer of ownership and other proprietary interests and services.
  • Full corporate, legal, telecommunications and courier services readily available in BVI.
  • Political and social stability in BVI and British Judicial System.
  • BVI is the Yachting Mecca of the Caribbean, equipped with modern state-of-the -art facilities, berths, accommodation, supplies and services.
  • Prompt, courteous and efficient service. Fully computerized Fleet Management System and Database.
  • BVI is recognized worldwide as a reputable offshore financial centre, leading the world in company formation and related corporate services.

At the Ministry of Health and Social Development complete an Application for Burial Form. Staff at the Ministry will give assistance with completing the form if needed. Please ensure that you have available the following documents/information:

  • Death Certificate
  • Permission to Bury Certificate
  • Name of Funeral Home making arrangements
  • Date of burial
  • Name of Minister/Pastor/Leader of religious organization performing burial
  • Burial Site (Contact the Manager for the burial ground to secure a burial spot)

The Ministry of Health and Social Development will approve permission for burial within one to two working days. Collect Permission for Burial and take copies to:

  • Minister/Pastor/Leader of religious organization performing burial
  • The Funeral Home
  • The Burial Ground Manager
The BVI National Commission is one of the key partners of the international organization, UNESCO. (United Nation Educational Scientific Cultural Organization)

Mr. John Dore
P.O. Box 767
Road Town


The current schedule of all the fees and charges connected with registration in BVI as well as other administrative services are obtainable from the Registry.

A permanent position is one where there is no defined employment end date and the employee receives a benefits package. A temporary position is one that has a defined duration of employment with a contract end date. Depending on the employee group, some temporary positions will come with an additional payment in lieu of certain benefits. Details will be provided under ‘more info’ within the job advertisement.
A document is a unit of recorded information. It becomes a record when it is used in pursuance of legal obligations or in the transaction of business.
With respect to "archives" these are records, usually but not necessarily non-current records, of continuing value selected for permanent preservation. "Archives" usually refers to the building (or part thereof) and the systems of administration and/or management for the preservation and consultation of the "archives".

The National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) is the designated administrative hub of national disaster management mechanism in the Virgin Islands.  It provides the centralized coordination and control of emergency or disaster response and relief mechanisms on a 24 hour basis.

DDM serves as the overall coodinating agency to ensure implementation of the policied and plans that have been set by National Disaster Management Council.  DDM maintains the office in a state of rediness for the activatiion on the NEOC at short notice. The activation of the NEOC requires a significant change in roles and responsibilites among DDM staff. Guidelines have been developed and tested which allows for a smooth transition.

The EAP Programme is a counseling-based confidential service available for employees to help them address a wide range of personal and work-related issues.
Employees are responsible for reviewing and agreeing to the standards and objectives listed on their performance agreement. If an employee does not fully understand an objective or standard, it is his/her responsibility to make their uncertainty known and seek out the necessary clarification. Employees are responsible for remaining open to suggestions and feedback from their supervisor and are encourage asking questions and seeking input when they are unsure of what to do. Employees are responsible for attending all meeting with their supervisor and discussing their performance in an open, honest and professional way. Employees are responsible for preparing a self assessment prior to the their annual assessment meeting and taking an active role in the assessment process. Finally, employees are responsible for pursuing available training and development opportunities and making any changes to their behavior recommended as a result of the assessment.
  • United States:  4-7 days
  • United Kingdom:  10-25 days
  • Caribbean Region:  3-7 days

Please note the length of time given is only an approximation, and does not account for any possible custom clearance delays or airline transshipment delays.

  •     United States:  4 - 17 business days
  •     United Kingdom:  10 - 25 business days
  •     Caribbean Region:  3 - 7 business days  

Please note the length of time given is only an approximation, and does not account for possible custom clearance delays, airline transshipment delays.

The evaluation process consists of a variety of assessments, usually including an interview. This is the step in our hiring where we evaluate the candidates selected from all the applications received during the job advertising. Applicants whose resume and cover letter best demonstrated how they met the job qualifications listed in the job ad will be invited to participate in this step. The evaluation process gives you the opportunity to show why you are the best person for the job. To learn more, see an overview of our hiring steps

(1) A Thousand Dollars ($1000.00 USD) and twelve (12) months imprisonment

(2) Deportation is desirable under any violation of the Immigration and Passport Act (CAP. 130).

Loans shall be granted at a preferential fixed interest rate of five percent (5%) for the first year. thereafter, Prime + one and three quarter percentage points, with a floor rate of five percent (5%)

The Labour Arbitration Tribunal is an independent tribunal set up under the Labour Code, 2010 with the power to make orders and awards with the same force as an order or award of the High Court. The parties appearing before the Tribunal are entitled to the same rights or privileges as they would have before any court. In the exercise of its powers, it cannot be directed or controlled by any other person or authority.

Mailing address:    

Government of the Virgin Islands  
Central Administration Complex   
#33 Administration Drive
Road Town, Tortola, VG 1110

Physical Location:

Between the Cruise Pier and Maria’s Hotel by the Sea, (near Waterfront Drive) across from Banco from Banco Popular

The National Business Bureau is an entity within the Department of Trade and Consumer Affairs, which was established specifically for the development of the MSME sector.  

The national Disaster Management Council is an inter-instituional umbrella organization that has the mandate for the work done by the Department of Disaster Management.  Policies or new projects proposed by the NDMC must be presented by the chairman to the Cabinet for approval.

The National Disaster Management Cocuncil (NDMC) is organizated into Committees.  Each Committee is expected to have its ownsub-plan, which becomes part of the Natinal Disaster Management Plan.  The NDMC meets annully in June to review reports and work programmes and make recommendations to government regarding disaster management.



The mandate of the Office of Gender Affairs is to promote gender equality and equity through programs and policies, in an effort to comply with the Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and in preparation for periodic reviews to achieve a gender just society.

The performance management programme provides supervisors and employees with the means to define performance standards and objectives over a given year. These standards are then used to measure the employee's performance and determine areas for future training and development.
The registration period is from September to May. The placement test is in June.

Individuals who are interested in loaning litter bins for an event are required to fill out the litter bin loan agreement form which is supplied by the Department. Individuals are required to have this form completed, signed and returned to the Department two weeks prior to the event.