Processing of burial applications.


Step 1:  Customer submits completed form and required documents (permission to bury, death and/or cremation certificates).

Step 2:  Customer pays fee (burial in public burial grounds only) and a receipt is issued.

Step 3:  Customer returns to the office within two days to collect the permission letter and copies for required third parties (Funeral Home, Burial Ground Manager and Minister/Pastor/Leader of Religious Organization performing burial).


Supporting Documents

Death Certificate and/or Cremation Certificate

Method of Applying

In Person or Email

Turn Around Time

2 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