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About the BVI...

Area Code (284)


The British Virgin Islands are a group of over 50 islands in all, forming the northwestern extremity of the Leeward Islands. Situated some 60 miles east of Puerto Rico, they have a total land area of 59 square miles. All the islands except Anegada are hilly and volcanic in origin, the highest point being Mt. Sage on Tortola, at 1,780 feet.

The islands are delightfully quiet, uncommercialised and picturesque. With their sheltered waters, they are one of the finest and safest sailing areas in the world. Miles of beautiful unspoiled beaches and concealed bays offer a wealth of privacy and peace. The islands enjoy a particularly healthy climate, sub-tropical but with heat tempered by the trade winds.

Road Town, the busy capital, is on the south-eastem shore of Tortola, and is the central administrative and business centre of the territory.

Weddings (as of 29 Sept,. 2007):
Cost: $110 in BVI Postage Stamps if BVI resident for three days; $50 in BVI Postage Stamps if BVI resident for 15 days or more.
Waiting period: Three days.
Documents: Passport and date of arrival in the British Virgin Islands. Apply for licence at the Registrar General's office in Tortola on same day of arrival.
(Source: The Toronto Star)


Area: 59.3 square miles
Population: About 16,000
Locals are "BVIslanders"
Capital: Road Town
Airport: Beef Island - EIS
               Virgin Gorda - VIJ
Language: English
Voltage: 110 volts, 60 cycles
Currency: US$

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Business Hours

9:00am to 2:00pm Mon-Thu;
9:00am to 2:00pm, 4:00pm to 5:00pm Fri.
(Closed Saturday and Sunday)
Government Offices
Monday to Friday -
8:30am to 4:30pm.
(Closed Saturday and Sunday)
Monday to Friday -
9:00am to 5:00pm.
(Closed Saturday and Sunday)
BVI Government - Department of Information and Public Relations
(284)494-3701, Ext. 305 Telephone
BVI Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 376, Road Town, Tortola, THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
(284)494-3514 Telephone
BVI Tourist Board
PO Box 134, Road Town, Tortola, THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
(284)494-3134 Telephone
BVI Department of Tourism
BVI Department of Tourism
110 St. Martin's Lane, London SW6 7UJ, England
01-44 (0)171-937-7725 Telephone
(0)171-938-4793 Fax
BVI Department of Tourism
AM Kappelgarten 24, D-6000 Frankfurt M/60, Germany
(49)69-477-223 Telephone | (49)69-477-235 Fax
BVI Department of Tourism
370 Lexington Avenue, Suite 511, New York, NY 10017
(212)696-0400 Telephone | (800)835-8530 Toll-Free
BVI Department of Tourism
1686 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
(415)775-0344 Telephone |  (800)232-7770 Toll Free


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