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by Johann E. Henry

BVI Trusts - BVI exempts certain categories of people from work permit requirements

The BVI Government has enacted a measure which exempts various categories of people from the need to obtain work permits. In particular the exemption for directors visiting the BVI for board meetings is significant in supporting the BVI’s...

BVI Trusts - BVI enacts legislation to change work permit fee calculation

The BVI Government has enacted a measure regarding the fees payable for work permits in the Territory. The Statutory Rates, Fees and Charges (Amendment of Schedule) (No 2) Order 2017 amends part 45 of the Schedule to the Statutory Rates, Fees...

BVI - BVI enacts minimum compulsory retirement age

The Government of the British Virgin Islands has recently enacted legislation setting a minimum compulsory retirement age for employment law purposes, subject to certain exceptions. This is the first such measure in the Territory’s history. The...

Shipping and Aircraft - Importation of yachts into the BVI

‚Äč The primary issues that a person intending to import a yacht into the BVI needs to consider are import duties and satisfaction of any applicable regulatory/licensing requirements. The starting point takes us to the Customs Management and...

BVI Domestic Business - BVI Government increases taxes on hotel accommodation, tobacco and alcohol

The Government of the British Virgin Islands has recently enacted two revenue-increasing measures. One raises the tax on alcohol and tobacco, and the other on hotel accommodation. Firstly, the Customs Management and Duties (Amendment of Schedule 4...

BVI - BVI Government publishes Bills to increase hotel tax, set minimum compulsory retirement age

The Government of the British Virgin Islands has recently published two Bills (the Bills) which were read in the House of Assembly last month. One seeks to set a compulsory retirement age for workers in the Territory, while the other seeks to increase...

Shipping and Aircraft - Registration of Vessels in the BVI

This detailed guide outlines the procedures for registration of vessels in the British Virgin Islands.

BVI - BVI introduces law for registration of aircraft mortgages

The efforts of the Government of the British Virgin Islands to ensure continued and sustainable development of the Territory’s financial services and related offerings continue with the coming into force on 15 October 2012 of the Mortgaging of...

Shipping and Aircraft - British Virgin Islands add two new Ports of Registry for ships

The Virgin Islands Ship Registry (VISR) recently announced the designation of two new Ports of Registry which are now available for registration and administration under the Virgin Islands flag. The new ports, being “GORDA SOUND” and...

Shipping and Aircraft - Shipping Update - BVI - A gateway to easy registration of your yacht

By Johann Henry   Those persons who live in the northern hemisphere, have come to the end of yet another summer, and are moving quickly through autumn into a northern winter. On the flip side, no pun intended, those in the southern hemisphere,

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