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BVI to introduce electronic visas

The building that houses the immigration department

The government said it will introduce electronic visas, otherwise known as e-Visas, in an effort to make the British Virgin Islands more accessible to persons who currently require visas to visit.

“The implementation of e-Visas will allow applicants to obtain visas electronically after entering required information and making payment, thereby reducing the cost of administering the visa system, and making the Virgin Islands more accessible to persons requiring a visa to visit,” the government said in its Medium Term Fiscal Plan for the period 2017 to 2019.

The National Democratic Party government also noted that, last year, it implemented a visa waiver system for persons in possession of United States and Canada visas.

The administration further stated that the “marked significant improvements” in the territory’s immigration process are aimed at better facilitating international trade and transactions.

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