- ABSOLUTELY NO WHITEOUT will be accepted on any document submitted for registration.
- Change of Address Form (S.150 of RLO) was not completed.
- Property information was incorrect (i.e. Registration Section, Block & Parcel Number).
- Documents submitted were not dated.
- Stamp Duty was not paid or stamped exempt by the Inland Revenue Department .
- Documents submitted were not certified.
- Signatures were not originals. Colour copies of applications are not accepted.
- Registration fees were not paid.
- Land Certificates was not produced nor an affidavit produced.
- Property may have a caution, restriction or involved in an ongoing case matter (i.e. Prescription, Boundary Investigation, Partition, Mutation)
- Lack of supporting documentation or information.
- Map or Plan not attached to an application that requires such supplementary information. (i.e Subdivision/Easement/Amalgamation/Partition)
The Department’s annual calendar of events are as follows:
i. World Wetlands Day - 2nd February
ii. World Water Day - 22nd March
iii. Earth Day - 22nd April
iv. World Environment Day - 5th June
v. World Turtle Day - 23rd May
(Environment Month day extended throughout the entire Month of June)
vi. Summer Programme - July
A $40 stamp duty per document is payable.
All food handlers must be free from communicable diseases and keep all parts of their clothing as clean as reasonably practicable. They must have short clean fingernails free from artificial nails, wash hands as often as necessary and be free from any infected cut or abrasion.
The international observations celebrated by the Office of Gender Affairs include:
- International Women's Day on 8th March;
- Men's Health Week in June;
- Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October;
- 16 Days of Activism from 25th November (International Day for the Elimination to end Violence against Women) to 10th December (International Human Rights Day).
The objectives of the Office of Gender Affairs are:
- To comply with the United Nations Conventions that promotes gender equality and equity accepted by the Government of the Virgin Islands (British)
- To continually raise awareness about gender in the quest for a sustained and equitable society
- To ensure the full enjoyment by all of their fundamental human rights and freedoms
The main office is opened to the public from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Mondays to Fridays. The incinerator is opened to the public from 6 am to 7 pm daily.
There are six alphanumeric postcodes for addresses in the British Virgin Islands, these postcodes are as followed:
VG1110 – Tortola Central
VG1120 – Tortola East
VG1130 – Tortola West
VG1140 – Anegada
VG1150 – Virgin Gorda
VG1160 – Jost Van Dyke
A letter of your decision to close the establishment should be sent to the Environmental Health Division in order for us to update our records.
The proprietor must seek registration of that operation after which an inspection for licencing will be conducted.
Change of ownership must be sought with the Department of Trade and Consumer Affairs and the proof of such change must be submitted via a copy of the new Trade Licence to the Environmental Health Division.
Please follow the steps indicated for our New Food Establishment Registration and Licencing Service.
Additional requirements for person(s) who resides in the territory with their spouse are required to bring the following documents in order to obtain a license for the BVI:
- Spouse’s passport.
- Spouse’s work permit card.
- Spouse’s employment letter for those that works for the government.
- Exemption letter with receipt.
You need to write a cover letter to the Minister and provide evidence of what you need the assistance for.
All commercial vessels are subject to requirements of the STCW 78/95 Convention. BVI issues appropriate STCW 95 endorsements recognizing certificates issued by other administrations which are listed in the IMO Whitelist.
Vessels certified under the Caribbean Small Commercial Vessels Code (SCV Code) must carry a master holding a ‘Boatmaster’ licence issued under the SCV Code. Examinations for Boatmaster Licence and Boat Engineer Licence are conducted by the VISR.
For pleasure vessels of over 24 metres in load line length please refer to UK MGN 195 (M) (Deck Officers) and MGN 156 (M) (Engineer Officers)
- As members of the General British Registry of Ships, BVI registered vessels are subject to the same safety, security and environmental protection standards and regulations as UK vessels.
- Commercial vessels are to comply with MCA Codes of Practice for Commercial Vessels of their type, class and size.
- Vessels operating in the Caribean are to comply with respective Caribbean Codes or Regulations.
- Certificates issued by the UK are recognized.
The registration section, block number and parcel number of the property of interest.
The employer can deduct the wage for the public holiday where an employee fails to work on the last scheduled working day before or the scheduled working day after a public holiday.
You can bring clothes and foodstuffs and some electrical equipment. All drinks must be in sealed bottle, foodstuffs must be packaged in such a way that they can be searched. Any other items must be approved before they can be brought in. Visitors must be aware that bringing a prohibited item into a prison is a criminal offense and you can be subject to arrest and charge.