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April 28th, 2024
2 illegal migrants of Indian nationality caught on Peter Island

PETER ISLAND, VI- Two nationals of India were detained as illegal migrants on Peter Island on April 25, 2024.

April 22nd, 2024
19 illegal migrants caught @ Cox Heath included Romania, Haiti & Honduras nationals

COX HEATH, Tortola, VI- The Department of Immigration has now stated that 19, rather than 17, illegal migrants were apprehended at Cox Heath on Tortola on Friday, April 19, 2024.

February 21st, 2021
Immigration Department implements newly designed uniform

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On Monday, February 15, 2021, customers who conducted business with the Department of Immigration had their first look at the officers wearing their newly designed uniform.

November 30th, 2020
Immigration Dept announces new changes for Entry Permit renewals

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands (VI) Department of Immigration has announced new policies for persons looking to renew their entry permits for the Virgin Islands in December 2020.

July 23rd, 2019
Work permit applications to go digital by end of August

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Employers have been given the assurance that by the end of August 2019, they would be able to log on to their computers and file applications and make payments for work permits as the Government of the Virgin Islands progresses in digitalising some of its core systems.

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.

February 17th, 2018
‘Multiple support channels will ease long lines @ Immigration Dept’- Kevon S. Lettsome

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A young Virgin Islander and community activist, currently furthering his studies overseas, has proposed a solution to the long lines at Immigration Department.

February 16th, 2018
UPDATE: Online application for entry permits being tested- Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Amid the long lines at the Department of Immigration and the many complaints from members of the public, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), who is responsible for Immigration, had promised on February 15, 2018 that he would announce some changes to the Department today, February 16, 2018 that would bring some relief to the public.

February 16th, 2018
Geraldine Ritter-Freeman Out! Ag CIO back to Premier’s Office by March

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Senior National Democratic Party (NDP) officials, who spoke to our newsroom, have confirmed that Acting Chief Immigration Officer Mrs Geraldine Ritter-Freeman will return to the Premier’s Office in her substantive post as Deputy Secretary by the end of March 2018.

February 14th, 2018
It’s Valentine’s Day 2018 & someone @ Immigration Dept got surprised!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Maybe it’s the Acting Chief Immigration Officer, Geraldine Ritter-Freeman, who got a big surprise or maybe it’s someone on her staff.

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