124 Become British Overseas Territories Citizens

Friday, 14 July 2023 - 4:57pm

One hundred and twenty four persons are now British Overseas Territories Citizens (BOTC) of the Virgin Islands having taken the Oath of Allegiance and Pledge of Loyalty.

The new citizens were divided into two groups and processed at respective ceremonies held at the Government House. Congratulatory remarks were made by His Excellency the Governor John J. Rankin, CMG; Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Dr. Natalio D. Wheatley and Registrar General, Mrs. Tashi O’Flaherty-Maduro.

Home Office Processing Passports Following UK Strike

Tuesday, 6 June 2023 - 3:10pm

Registrar General, Mrs. Tashi O’Flaherty-Maduro has said that British Overseas Territories Citizens (BOTC) and/or British passports are still being processed following some delays as a result of the industrial strike in the United Kingdom from April 3 to May 5.

Public Advised Of Some Challenges To Belonger Services

Tuesday, 9 May 2023 - 10:08am

The public is notified that persons may experience some delays in the delivery of Belonger services as the Civil Registry and Passport Office is experiencing some challenges due to technical difficulties.

Entering The Territory Without A Valid Passport

Friday, 21 April 2023 - 12:32pm

All travelers, including Belongers and children, travelling to the British Virgin Islands are notified that approval must first be granted to travel to the Territory without a valid passport.

Governor Press Statement on Immigration and Passport (Validation) Act

Wednesday, 19 April 2023 - 4:23pm

Today I assented to the Immigration and Passport (Validation) Act, 2023 and the Immigration and Passport (Amendment) Act, 2023. This legislation, which was passed by the House of Assembly on Monday, validates the Residency and Belonger status of individuals following the concerns raised in the recent Audit Report and Addendum on the Fast Track Residency and Belonger Status Programme.

Report Esta Travel Challenges To Deputy Governor’s Office

Thursday, 13 April 2023 - 11:43am

Travelers from the Virgin Islands who are experiencing or have experienced challenges when using an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) Visa Waiver to enter the United States, are asked to report their experience to the Office of the Deputy Governor.

Issuance Of Belongers Cards Resumes

Tuesday, 21 February 2023 - 5:20pm

The public is notified that the Civil Registry & Passport Office has resumed issuing Belongers Cards for persons deemed to belong to the Virgin Islands.

Civil Registry And Passport Office Fees To Increase

Wednesday, 28 December 2022 - 4:52pm

The Civil Registry and Passport Office wishes to advise the public that pursuant to the passage of the Registration and Births and Deaths Act, 2021, there will be an increase in fees commencing January 3, 2023. 

Temporary Closure Of Civil Registry And Passport Office

Thursday, 22 December 2022 - 2:51pm

The public is advised that the Civil Registry and Passport Office on Tortola will be closed on Friday, December 23 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and resume operations thereafter. 

Deputy Governor Pays Courtesy Visit To Civil Registry And Passport Office

Friday, 9 December 2022 - 1:42pm

Deputy Governor, Mr. David Archer, Jr. recently paid courtesy visits to the Departments within the Governor’s Group. In visiting the Civil Registry and Passport Office,