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ENTRY BY BOAT - BVI Immigration and BVI Customs


BVI IMMIGRATION REQUIREMENTS


VERY IMPORTANT !! Entry to the BVI BY BOAT
If you are entering the British Virgin Islands by boat you must follow these procedures strictly.

Ports of Entry
Road Harbour, Tortola
Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke
West End, Tortola
Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda
Gun Creek, Virgin Gorda
Anegada (No Entry port, Planes Only)
Hours
Monday to Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday 8:30am - 12:30pm

Off Peak Hours......

 

  • On Arrival Proceed directly to a Port of Entry.
  • Anchoring in the harbour is recommended because of limited space at docks and harbours.
    Do Not proceed to marina unless you are using a ship agent.
  • Arrival at off peak hours require you to raise your yellow flag and Absolutely no person can go ashore.
  • Late Arrival must be notarized by the Department of immigration at 1-284-494-3471

    Papers required for clearance with BVI immigration

    Clearance Documents from Previous Port
    Ship's papers and documentation
    Passports for all crew and passengers
    Completed BVI Immigration cards for each person

BVI Immigration Entry Requirement for AIR and SEA

Everyone will be require to have a valid passport to enter the British Virgin Islands with proof of a return or onward ticket.
Some Nationals ma require BVI visas:- (see list below) exception can be made contact the Department of Immigration

  • Afghanistan
    Albania
    Algeria
    Angola
    Armenia
    Azerbaijan
    Bahrain
    Belarus
    Benin
    Bosnia & Herzegovina
    Bulgaria
    Burkina
    Burundi
    Burma
    Cambodia
    Cameroon
    Cape Verde Is.
    Central African Republic
    Chad
    China (excluding Hong Kong)
    Colombia
    Comoros
    Congo
    Cuba
    Djibouti
    Dominican Republic
    Egypt
    Equatorial Guinea
    Eritrea
    Ethiopia
    Gabon
    Georgia
    Guinea-Bissau
    Guyana
    Haiti
    Indonesia
    Iran
    Iraq
    Israel
    Ivory Coast
    Jamaica
    Jordan
    Kazakhstan
    Korea (North)
    Kuwait
    Kyrgyzstan
    Laos
    Lebanon
    Liberia
    Libya
    Macedonia
    Madagascar
    Mali
    Mauritania
    Moldova
    Mongolia
    Montenegro
    Morocco


    Myanmar
    Nepal
    Niger
    Nigeria
    Oman
    Palestinian
    Pakistan
    Peru
    Philippines
    Russian Republic
    Rwanda
    Sao Tome & Principle
    Saudi Arabia
    Senegal
    Somalia
    Sudan
    Surinam
    Syria
    Taiwan
    Tajikistan
    Thailand
    Togo
    Turkish Rep.of Northern Cyprus
    Turkmenistan
    Ukraine
    United Arab Emirates
    Uzbekistan
    Vietnam
    Yemen


IN and OUT
Visitor can reside in the BVI for up to 1 month any additional time must be requested at the Department of Immigration Head Office.





bvi customs

BVI CUSTOMS REQUIREMENTS

  • Cruising Permit

  • A cruising permit is required for all commercial boats cruising in B.V.I. waters.

    a) Seasonal Rates: December 1 - April 30
    Charter Boats licensed and operating in the B.V.I, $2.00 per person per day.
    Foreign Charter Boats $4.00 per person per day.

    b) Out of Season Rates: May 1 - November 30
    Charter Boats licensed and operating in the B.V.I. $0.75 per person per day.
    Foreign Charter Boats $4.00 per person per day.

    (Family boats, with no paying passengers, are not required to obtain a cruising permit.)

    Permits are issued by the BVI Customs Department,
    Ashley Ritter Building, Road Town, Tortola
    Tele: (284) 494-3475 or (284) 494-3701, ext. 6800/6801

    Fax:(284) 494-6906


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    2081 days ago
    Hi Steve, I have been told that US Passport Cards are for frequent visit to save on stamps using up passport pages. Like person that drive between Canada and the United States or person who go between St.Thomas USVI and Tortola, BVI Daily. If you come to the BVI from St.Thomas on the ferry I understand that immigration will allow it, but if you fly into the airport at beef Island (EIS) it is frowned upon and I can't say what would be the result of doing that.
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    2082 days ago
    Hi,
    I'm US citizen, keep a boat in a Tortola Marina and come and go frequently throughout the Winter/Spring season. May I use my US Passport Card (I also have a Passport) , but would it be more efficient and easier when checking in and out at your customs/immigration offices? Thank you.
    Admin
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    2383 days ago
    Hi, Michael - you can walk with the spices, rice and chutney that will be no problem. Please keep in mind that any item that you bring to the BVI that you will not be leaving with is subject to import tax. I believe food item such as those are charged around 10% import tax. Customs require you to show proof of purchase price so keep your receipt or invoice handy.
    Michael Diane Murr
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    2383 days ago
    Can I pack spices, rice and a few jars of chutney in my flight luggage? I will be the chef aboard a yacht after I fly in and will be cooking India style. Not sure of customs rules for bringing packaged spices, etc into the country. Thank you for your assistance!
     

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