British Virgin Islands Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes No
British Yes Yes No
Canadian 1 Yes No
EU Yes Yes No
USA Yes Yes No

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To enter the British Virgin Islands, a passport valid for the duration of stay is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

1. Canadian citizens can use an original birth certificate accompanied by valid photo ID, such as a driver's licence, but a passport is preferred.


Visas are not required by nationals referred to in the chart above for stays of up to one month. Stays can be extended at the discretion of the Chief Immigration Officer.

Proof of ongoing journey, sufficient means and pre-arranged accommodation are required.

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the Home Office in the UK or the nearest British Embassy/High Commission to check visa requirements.

Types and cost

British embassies charge £115 for receiving, handling and forwarding visa applications for British Overseas Territories.

Application to

British Embassy/High Commission.

Entry with pets

If planning on bringing your pet to the British Virgin Islands, you must apply for an import permit from the Department of Agriculture before you arrive.

Embassies and tourist offices

Her Majesty’s Passport Office in the UK
Telephone: 0300 222 0000 Website: Opening times: Mon-Fri 0800-2000, Sat-Sun and public holidays 0900-1730.
Diplomatic representation abroad

The British Virgin Islands are a British Overseas Territory represented abroad by British embassies - see United Kingdom section.

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Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.