Message from BVI on service arrangement

… working remotely as from 26 August 2020 for 14 days and suspension of contactless-in-person services until 31 August 2020

The BVI Government have announced that they have further cases of Covid-19 meaning the Territory is now classified as having ‘clusters of cases’.

The BVI Cabinet have debated long and hard on how to avoid a full lockdown, whilst ensuring the safety and protection of the people. After due consideration, the BVI Government have issued a new Curfew Order (at short notice) to all residents of the BVI which unfortunately means that though essential services remain operational all offices (probably includes resident agents) will be expected to work remotely as from 26 August 2020 for the next 14 days.

Financial Services Commission has temporarily suspended the provision of contactless inperson services including Contactless Certificate Collection and Drop Box services for cheque payment and mail delivery. These services will be suspended for the remainder of the week and will resume on Monday 31 August 2020 at 8:30 a.m. – it is anticipated that this date is likely to be extended.

How the apostille service and courier service will work are uncertain at this point.

Frances Chan
26 August 2020