Processing of Concession for First Time Home Owners


Step 1:  Fill out the First Time Home Builders Declaration Form.  (signing of Importer and Witness is done at the Head or the Virgin Gorda Office). 

Step 2:  Submit form to the Customs Department Headquarters, along with supporting documents.

Step 3:  The applicant receives a signature of approval once all requirements are submitted.

Step 4:  The applicant can import the goods into the territory.

Step 5:  The goods must be cleared, once it arrives to the territory.

Supporting Documents

  • Proof of Citizenship (BVIslander or Belonger)
  • Certified copy of a bill of quantities from a Licensed Quantity Surveyor
  • Copy of Approval letter from Town & Country Planning and Building Authority (Public Works Department)
  • Completion of First Time Home Builder Declaration
  • Copy of the Approval Plan

Method of Applying

In Person

Turn Around Time


Additional Notes

•  An Internal Audit Team may be used to verify the declared imported goods.

• Turn around time varies based on the level of consultation with other governmental agencies.


Department Contact Information

His Majesty's Customs

H.M Customs (Head Quarters)
Richard Stoutt Building  
Road Town, Tortola
Virgin Islands (British) VG1110

Business Hours:

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

Email Address:

Telephone: 1(284) 468-6852
Fax: 1(284) 494-6906