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January 30th, 2024
Draft Immigration policy proposes 10 yrs for Residency & 20 yrs for Belongership eligibility

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A draft immigration policy is proposing the length of time a person must be residing in the territory to become eligible for residency and belongership status.

September 10th, 2023
Report on Belongership & Residency tabled in HOA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The “Review of Policy and Processes for Granting Residency and Belongership” Report, which was recommended following the United Kingdom (UK) Commission of Inquiry (CoI), was tabled in the House of Assembly on Thursday, September 7, 2023.

April 6th, 2023
Rankin: Over 1000 new apps for residency & belongership made since Jan 2022

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- United Kingdom (UK) appointed Governor John J. Rankin, CMG has once again expressed disappointment with the delay in the implementation of reforms coming out of the UK-sponsored Commission of Inquiry (CoI).

July 25th, 2022
Existing law & Cabinet policy on Residency for Belongership ‘not fit for purpose’- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Noting that the topic of Immigration and Reform is one of the most sensitive issues that the Virgin Islands must address, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has said a dialogue must begin in earnest on what is in the best interest of the Virgin Islands, beginning with the granting of Residency status for the purpose of Belongership.

December 17th, 2019
Only 'fit & proper' expats will enter for work in VI- Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI- Following the successful recent processing of some 1500 persons living and working in the Virgin Islands (VI) for 20 years and more for Residency and Belonger status, Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) says come 2020, only "fit and proper" individuals will be allowed to enter and work in the VI.

May 13th, 2019
Hundreds descend on RT Police Station for Police Clearance Certificates

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the Department of Immigration prepares to receive applications from persons residing 15 years or more in the territory and wishing to regularise themselves through the Government's ‘fast track initiative’, which closes on May 31, 2019, the rush is on to get the necessary required documents, including police clearance certificate.

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