Foreign travel advice

British Virgin Islands

Entry requirements

Visas

British nationals don’t need a visa to visit the British Virgin Islands (BVI). It’s normal practice for BVI immigration authorities to issue you with a one-month entry stamp on arrival. You may also be granted an extension for one further month. Extensions for up to 6 months are granted on the discretion of the Chief Immigration Officer provided that the individual can show proof of independent financial means. You may need to provide evidence of accommodation and your plans to leave the BVI at the end of your stay.

For all other immigration and labour matters, including work permits, contact the BVI authorities:

Immigration Department
Chief Immigration Officer
Government Offices
Road Town
Tortola
BVI
Telephone: 001 284 494-3471 or 001 284 468-3701 extension 4700/4770
Fax: 001 284 494-4399

Labour Department
Geneva Place
Road Town
Tortola
BVI
Telephone: 001 284 468 3701 extension 4708-4713 or 001 284 494 3451
Fax: 001 284 494 3027

Passport validity

You must hold a valid passport to enter the BVI. Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay.

Departure tax

There is a $15 US departure tax and $5 US security charge (per person) payable on leaving the BVI by air which is generally included in the ticket price. If you are departing the BVI by ferry, a departure tax of $15 per person or $10 for residents is payable.