The steps to take when importing a body or cremated remains.


Step 1:  Applicant needs to submit completed Burial Application Form and supporting documents.

Step 2:  An importation schedule is issued and a permission letter is prepared.

Step 3:  Applicant returns to the office within two days to collect the permission letter.

Supporting Documents

Death Certificate and/or Cremation Certificate.

Method of Applying

In Person; Email the Ministry

Turn Around Time

Two Days

Department Contact Information

Ministry of Health and Social Development

Ministry of Health and Social Development
33 Admin Drive
Second Floor, West Atrium
Central Administration Building
Wickhams Cay I, Road Town,Tortola
Virgin Islands (British) 

Business Hours:

Monday - Friday  
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Email Address:

Telephone: 1(284) 468-2272/2174
Fax: 1(284) 468-4412