Conducting research in the Territory


Step 1: Customer submits the application form 11 along  with supporting documents to the Conservation and Fisheries Department;

Step 2:  The Department will send a response  to the customer acknowledging receipt of application;

Step 3:  A further response will be sent to the customer granting  Approval or Denial of the request;

Step 4: Customer is invited to collect research permit from the Ministry;

Step 5:  Customer  is required to involve Government personnel and  to share information with the Ministry upon completion of the research project. 

Supporting Documents

A full project proposal including background of the project, project objectives and methodology, proposed counterpart involvement of the BVI Government in terms of the number of people, qualification and experience

Method of Applying

In person or by mail

Turn Around Time

6 – 8 weeks

Additional Notes

Conditions will be included


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.

Email Address:,,,

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