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Industry Updates | 06/02/2020

For your convenience, this list of certificates is available electronically through VIRRGIN:

  • Certificate of Change of Name (Duplicate)
  • Certificate of Incorporation (...
Industry Updates | 21/12/2018


Industry Updates | 20/12/2018

Sanctions Risks Related to North Korea’s Shipping Practices


Industry Updates | 03/10/2018


Maximum penalty for filing RODs

BVI Business Companies that existed prior to 1st April 2016 (existing companies) were given until 31st March 2017 to file Registers of Directors (“RODs”) at the Registry of Corporate Affairs (“the Registry”).  Companies that...

Industry Updates | 14/09/2018

Tortola, British Virgin Islands – 14 September, 2018 - The Virgin Islands (VI), in its continued efforts to prevent the facilitation of money laundering (ML), terrorist financing (TF) and proliferation financing (PF) through its financial system, undertook a National Risk Assessment (NRA) in...

Industry Updates | 19/06/2018


New Limited Partnership functions - VIRRGIN

Limited Partnership functions compliant with provisions of the Limited Partnership Act, 2017 are now available in VIRRGIN.

1. Registration of Limited Partnership

2. Application for re-registration as a...

Industry Updates | 16/03/2018

Tortola, British Virgin Islands – 16 March, 2018 – The Financial Services Commission wishes to remind Insurance professionals and the general public of important requirements governing loss adjusters.  Section 9(6) of Financial Services (Continuity of Business) Act, 2017 (the “Continuity of...

Industry Updates | 14/03/2018

Tortola, British Virgin Islands – 14 March, 2018 – Following the recent enactment of the new Limited Partnership Act, 2017, industry practitioners are asked to take note of some new processes and requirements.  

Industry Updates | 13/03/2018

Meet The Regulator Forum - Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Industry Updates | 30/01/2018

Tortola, British Virgin Islands – 30 January, 2018 – All Registered Agents and other VIRRGIN users, please be reminded that on 1 February, 2018 the Commission will resume the usual user policies and enforce the VIRRGIN user agreement.

Industry Updates | 21/12/2017

Increased BC Fees 

Practitioners are reminded that the BVI Business Companies (Amendment of Schedules) Order, 2017 takes effect on 1 January, 2018. The Order among other things increases the new registration fees for BVI business companies and the annual renewal fees for...

Industry Updates | 07/04/2016

For every BVI Business Company that is incorporated or registered as of 1st January, 2016, the relevant person must collect and maintain beneficial ownership information prior to or at the time of incorporation or registration. For companies that were incorporated or registered prior to 1st...

Industry Updates | 05/01/2016

The BVI Financial Services Commission (FSC) hereby advises industry practitioners that by notice published in the Virgin Islands Official Gazette on Tuesday 5 January, 2016, the Minister of Finance (on 30 December, 2015) appointed the following dates on which the provisions of the BVI Business...

Industry Updates | 31/12/2015

The BVI Financial Services Commission (FSC) wishes to advise industry practitioners that the BVI Business Companies (Amendment) Act, 2015 was enacted in the House of Assembly on Monday 21 December, 2015. The Commission estimates that the Act will be assented to and brought into force on 1...

Industry Updates | 19/08/2015

The British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission (“FSC”) is advising Industry Practitioners that effective 15 June, 2015, the following persons are authorised to sign documents issued by the Registry of Corporate Affairs under the BVI Business Companies Act, 2004 and the Partnership Act...