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BVI to install electronic visa system

Published:Thursday | January 9, 2020 | 11:37 AM
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TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, CMC – The Ministry of Labour and Immigration says that the process to install the Border Management & Electronic Visa System at ports of entry throughout the British Virgin Islands is scheduled to start on Monday, January 13.

According to Labour and Immigration Minister Vincent Wheatley, the initiative is a historic one. 

“It will change the way we think about the borders of the British Virgin Islands and how we protect them. As I previously stated, I think this project is very important for the immigration department and for the territory as a whole,” he said.

Once the new system, which costs more than US$6 million, is in place, transactions at ports of entry are expected to be conducted swiftly and will allow authorities, through real-time technology, to properly prepare for persons such as celebrities or criminals coming into the territory.

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