Statement by Governor John Rankin on the Audit of the Residency and Belonger Status

Friday, 14 April 2023 - 7:00pm

After consultation with the Premier and further to discussions yesterday in Cabinet, I wish to inform you that I intend to exercise my power under Section 85 of the Constitution to recall the House of Assembly.

Deadline Extended For Board Of Immigration Vacancies

Friday, 14 April 2023 - 6:27pm

The public is notified that the application deadline for vacancies on the Board of Immigration has been extended to April 21.

Delayed Opening At Immigration Department (Headquarters)

Tuesday, 21 March 2023 - 4:37pm

The public is notified that the Immigration Department’s headquarters (1st & 2nd floor) offices will open later than usual tomorrow Wednesday, March 22. 

Office Closure At Immigration Department

Tuesday, 21 March 2023 - 11:47am

The public is notified that the Immigration Department’s headquarters (both floors) will be closed tomorrow Wednesday, March 22 from 8:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. to facilitate a staff meeting.

Collection Of Residency Certificates

Thursday, 9 March 2023 - 9:14am

Chief Immigration Officer Mr. Ian Penn is advising persons who were granted residence status in 2019 and have not yet received the relevant certification, to email the Immigration Department’s Status Unit at indicating such, and to gain further information on the collection process.

Tenders Invited For Catering Services For Immigration Detainees

Wednesday, 22 February 2023 - 4:22pm

The Government of the Virgin Islands is inviting tenders for locally trained and competent Catering Services to provide meal services at the temporary Immigration Detention Centre housed at Hotel Castle Maria, Road Town, Tortola.

Remarks By Honourable Rymer - Contract Signing Ceremony For The Joint Marine Shore Base Building

Thursday, 19 January 2023 - 5:12pm

It gives me great pleasure this morning to witness and be a part of this Contract signing and Groundbreaking ceremony for the Joint Marine Shore Base Building. We can all agree that this project is another one that is well overdue. 

REVISED: 19 Illegal Immigrants Found On Virgin Gorda

Monday, 16 January 2023 - 12:44pm

Chief Immigration Officer, Mr. Ian Penn has said that 19 illegal immigrants are now in the custody of the Department of Immigration following an exercise by the officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force and Immigration Department carried out on Virgin Gorda on January 16.

West End Port Closes Early On January 4

Wednesday, 4 January 2023 - 7:01pm

The public and vessel operators are advised that the West End port facility is closed from 6:00 p.m. this evening due to electrical issues. 

Agencies Gearing Up To Provide Extended Coverage To Serve Visitors

Friday, 30 December 2022 - 12:38pm

In anticipation of increased visitors to our shores this weekend, officials from various Government agencies (Customs, Immigration, Police, Treasury, and the BVI Ports Authority) are in high gear to provide extended services to facilitate their clearance.