Could someone please tell me if a criminal background check is required to apply for a work permit in BVI and is so how extensive must the check be? Many thanks. John Richards
Short answer, yes.
Before departing for the BVI, make sure you have all the following documents with you to show upon your arrival in the Territory:
- Approved and stamped immigration clearance, plus medicals
- A clean police report no more than six months old
- A return airfare or ferry ticket to your country of origin valid for 12 months (or as near to that date as the airline will allow you to book)
- An address where you’ll be staying when you first arrive
- A visa if one is required for you to reside in the BVI (a list of countries that require this can be found at http://www.dgo.vg)
- Completed enclosed medical form requiring several tests to be conducted no more than one month before arrival and using the original medical document attached to the clearance forms. These tests include a blood test, VDRL test, and a TB test which can take up to 72 hours to process. Note that some doctors do not provide TB testing in which case you can request a quantiFERON test as an alternative. In the event that you are able to obtain a Mantoux TB test – please ensure that your physician states the number of millimeters of your reaction. Even if there is no reaction they must stipulate ‘0 millimeters’, as opposed to ‘no reaction.’ Be sure that all your medical paperwork is stamped and signed by your physician.
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