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
Government of the Virgin Islands
Voronica's House of Commerce
Long Bush, Tortola
Virgin Islands (British) VG 1110

Business Hours:

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

Email Address:

Telephone: 1(284) 468-2272 / 2174