Foreign travel advice

British Virgin Islands

Entry requirements


British nationals do not need visas to visit the BVI. It is normal practice for BVI Immigration to issue you with a one-month entry stamp on arrival. Persons visiting can be granted leave up to one calendar month in the first instance and may also be granted an extension for one further month. Extensions for up to six 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 (e.g. an onward ticket) of 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.

The BVI authorities have confirmed they will accept British passports extended by 12 months by British Embassies and Consulates under additional measures put in place in mid-2014.

Departure tax

There is a $15 US departure tax and $5 US security charge (per person) payable on leaving the BVI by air. There is a $20 US security charge (per person) payable on leaving the BVI by sea.