All visitors to the Caribbean, including those from the United States and Canada, need to carry a valid passport for entry into, and departure out of, the British Virgin Islands.
The ports of entry and exit are located at:
Hours of Operation
After-hours clearing may be arranged in advance; additional fees will apply. Call Customs at (284) 494-3475 and Immigration at (284) 494-3701 (ext. 2538) to make after-hours arrangements.
Your captain may clear all crew, provided he or she has all of the required documentation. This includes valid passports for each crewmember as well as ship's documentation. Prior to leaving the charter base, be sure this item is aboard if you plan to leave BVI waters.
You must clear into the territory you plan to visit. Don't forget to stop again at any of the above listed BVI ports of entry on your return to the British Virgin Islands.
If visiting the USVI, you may clear in at Cruz Bay, St. John or Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas. If you are neither a US nor Canadian citizen, and are entering the USVI waters on anything other than a commercial carrier (ferry, airline, etc.), you must obtain a visitor's visa. Visitors from the UK and all other countries should consult their local US Embassy prior to arrival in the British Virgin Islands to determine what is required to obtain the proper visas for crew wishing to exit the BVI by yacht.
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