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visa for the BVI
Posted: Thursday, December 3, 2009 9:33 PM
Joined: 03/12/2009
Posts: 9

Hello, I'm working on a motor yacht and currently we are in Fort Lauderdile. The owner would like to visit BVI and all of the crew need Visa for that. What is the best way to apply for the BVI visa? Thanks Roni
Posted: Sunday, December 6, 2009 11:04 AM
Joined: 24/02/2009
Posts: 8

You can find all of the necessary forms and information online at In short you download the form and send it to the nearest British Consulate which in your case is Miami. United States, Miami, British Consulate-General Address: Brickell Bay Drive Miami Florida 33131 Switchboard: (1) (305) 374-3500 Phone: (1) (305) 374-1522 (Trade & Investment, Press & Public Diplomacy) (1) (212) 796-5773 (Visas) Website: Office hours: By appointment
Capt Glenn
Posted: Sunday, December 6, 2009 5:25 PM
Joined: 09/10/2008
Posts: 1

Are the new passport cards still adequate for us citizens to arrive by sea in the BVI's?  The last time we checked into Virgin Gorda @ Spanish Town we completed the entry forms and presnted the crews' passport cards.
Posted: Monday, December 7, 2009 2:41 PM
Visitor's visas are issued at port of entry and are valid for one month.
Posted: Monday, December 7, 2009 3:10 PM
Joined: 25/06/2009
Posts: 277

Here is a very important paragraph from the above link to the BVI tourist site:


"Visitors from some countries may also require a visa for entry. If in doubt about the necessity of a visa, contact the nearest BVI Tourist Board Office, the nearest British Embassy, or contact the Chief Immigration Officer, Immigration Department, BVI Government at: Tel: 284-494-3471 or 284-49... Ext. 4700."


The visa exceptions usually include nationals from the Former Soviet Union.



Posted: Friday, December 18, 2009 3:06 PM
Joined: 03/12/2009
Posts: 9

Hey guys. Thank you all for the help! I still didn't figure it up because when I call the Passport Department in the BVI they tell me to contact the nearest British consult and take out this visa in the consult. When I try to talk to Miami consult they don't answer the phone and their voice machine says that they don't take care of visa issues I called a company called "world Bridge" who say that I have to fill some online forms and make a biometric appointment and only by doing all of that I can talk to the British consult in Chicago! Is it really that complicated?
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