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April 3rd, 2020
Visitors caught in lockdown will get extended stay- Chief Immigration Officer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - When the Virgin Islands joined several other tourism-based Caribbean nations in closing its air and seaports on March 22, 2020 and subsequently implementing a total lockdown last Friday, March 27, 2020, in the fight against COVID-19, visitors in the Territory may have found themselves caught in an unfortunate situation.

February 7th, 2020
VI’s current VISA & Immigration processes still in effect

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The established processes offered by the Civil Registry and Passport Office and the Immigration Department in applying for visas and entering the Territory are still in effect while works are ongoing to launch the new Border Management and e-Visa System.

January 9th, 2020
Sexism? Women reportedly being targeted by Immigration Department

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Immigration Department has embarked on an operation to round up undocumented or improperly documented expatriate workers in the Territory; however, the Department is being accused of discriminating against women.

November 22nd, 2019
Acting Chief Immigration Officer Ian B. Penn called to the Bar

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Acting Chief Immigration Officer Mr Ian B. Penn is one of the most recent locals to be admitted to the Bar in the Virgin Islands.

June 19th, 2019
Immigration Department invites persons to discuss status of applications

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Persons who have lodged applications at the Immigration Department can now discuss the status of these requests with officials from the department.

July 17th, 2018
Immigration in need of $4 Million Border Management System

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands’ (VI) Immigration Department is in critical need of a Border Management System, which costs in excess of $4 million.

April 4th, 2018
'Sunset Legislation to address post-hurricane policies'- Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The public will remember that on March 1, 2018 Opposition Leader and First District Representative, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), grilled the Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), on the issue of expatriates being asked to leave the territory even though they have been given new job offers.

March 8th, 2018
Premier Smith words useless? Expats with job offers still must leave- Immigration Dept

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Confusion continues to loom over the Virgin Islands (VI) post hurricanes Immigration policies.

February 25th, 2018
Appointment system coming March 1 @ Immigration Dept

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Changes continue to be made at the Immigration Department in order to reduce the length of time persons spend doing business there. As of March 1, 2018, persons can now schedule appointments to receive services from the Immigration Department at their convenient time.

February 20th, 2018
Ritter-Freeman ousted immediately; No waiting until March 2018

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Our senior National Democratic Party (NDP) sources called our newsroom a day after our article was published on February 16, 2018 about the pending departure of the Acting Chief Immigration Officer (CIO) Mrs Geraldine Ritter-Freeman from the post by the end of March 2018.

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