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Visas

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Nationals of several countries require a visa to enter the BVI.

These countries include:

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Belarus
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Burkina
  • Burundi
  • Burma
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verdi
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • China (except Hong Kong SAI)
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Cuba
  • Djibouti
  • Dominican Republic
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica (effective 1st April 2007)
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyztan
  • Korea (North)
  • Kuwait
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Macedonia
  • Madagasgar
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Maldova
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palestine
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Russian Republic
  • Rwanda
  • Sao Tome & Principle
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Slovakia
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Surinam
  • Syria
  • Taiwan (for purposes other than tourism and buisness)
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Turkey
  • Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
  • Yugoslavia
  • Zaire

Visa Waiver for Taiwanese:

On 3rd April, 2012, the Honourable Premier and Minister of Finance issued a statement that visas are no longer required for Taiwanese passport holders who wish to visit the BVI for less than six (6) months as tourists, family visitors, business travellers and student visitors. For all other categories, the usual visa requirements will apply. The Premier noted that the British Virgin Islands already has a substantial international business engagement with the Asian region, so exploring into the tourism market is a natural transition. He further stated that beside tourism, the lifting of restrictions will also allow the British Virgin Islands and Taiwan to explore other economic and cultural opportunities. The BVI is the 125th country or region to grant visa-free entry or landing visas to Taiwanese passport holders.

*** Revised 3rd April 2012
Deputy Governor's Office

 
 
 
 

Nationals of several countries require a visa to enter the BVI.

These countries include:

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Belarus
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Burkina
  • Burundi
  • Burma
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verdi
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • China (except Hong Kong SAI)
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Cuba
  • Djibouti
  • Dominican Republic
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica (effective 1st April 2007)
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyztan
  • Korea (North)
  • Kuwait
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Macedonia
  • Madagasgar
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Maldova
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palestine
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Russian Republic
  • Rwanda
  • Sao Tome & Principle
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Slovakia
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Surinam
  • Syria
  • Taiwan (for purposes other than tourism and buisness)
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Turkey
  • Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
  • Yugoslavia
  • Zaire

Visa Waiver for Taiwanese:

On 3rd April, 2012, the Honourable Premier and Minister of Finance issued a statement that visas are no longer required for Taiwanese passport holders who wish to visit the BVI for less than six (6) months as tourists, family visitors, business travellers and student visitors. For all other categories, the usual visa requirements will apply. The Premier noted that the British Virgin Islands already has a substantial international business engagement with the Asian region, so exploring into the tourism market is a natural transition. He further stated that beside tourism, the lifting of restrictions will also allow the British Virgin Islands and Taiwan to explore other economic and cultural opportunities. The BVI is the 125th country or region to grant visa-free entry or landing visas to Taiwanese passport holders.

*** Revised 3rd April 2012
Deputy Governor's Office