Registration, Certification and Licencing of Foreign Vessel below 26 feet in length


Step 1: Customer submits the application forms  6 and 9(a)   as a package to the Conservation and Fisheries Department along with the application fee

Step 2:  The Department will issue a receipt. After reviewing the Application, a recommendation is made and the licence is processed. 

Step 3: Customer is informed of the availability of the Licence and the amount of required Licence fee. 

Step 4: The Customer pays the Licence fees due

Step 5: A government receipt is issued to the customer and payment is immediately reflected on account, and the customer collects the licence.

Supporting Documents

  • Valid identification for all crew members including the owner of the vessel
  • Certificate of Document or Certificate of Boat Registration

Method of Applying

In person or by mail

Turn Around Time

2 weeks

Additional Notes

A maximum catch of 30 lbs allotted to each vessel


Department Contact Information

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Paraquita Bay,
Tortola, Virgin Islands (British) VG1120

Business Hours:

General Office - Paraquita Bay and Virgin Gorda - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Abattoir - 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Airport - 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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General Office (Paraquita Bay) - 1(284) 468-6123/6124
Veterinary Unit  - 1 (284) 468 - 6197
Virgin Gorda Office - 1(284) 468-9263/6506/6507
Airport Office - 1(284) 468-6449