Civil Registry and Passport Office
Release Date:
Friday, 14 December 2018 - 5:02pm

The public is asked to note that due to the high demand for British Virgin Islands (BVI) Visas, the Civil Registry & Passport Office has reverted to the usual turnaround time of ten (10) working days.  

Applicants are  reminded of the following:

  • Submission days for Tortola Branch on Monday and Wednesday will remain unchanged. 
  • Submission for the Virgin Gorda Branch will remain unchanged.
  • Passports must have a validity of six (6) months or more to facilitate international travel in accordance with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
  • Persons can renew their passports, six (6) to nine (9) months before the expiration date.
  • Persons are not to book travel until their visa has been issued.
  • Proof of travel will not ensure expeditious processing of your visa.
  • For emergency travel, a doctor’s certificate is required.

The Civil Registry & Passport Office will not be held responsible for any inconvenience, associated with booking travel prior to receiving your visa. Please be guided accordingly.


Sheriece T. Smith

Information Officer II 
Dept. of Information & Public Relations 
Telephone: 468- 2740
Email:    shersmith@gov.vg