In the British Virgin Islands, all children age five and over who are not BVIslanders/Belongers must have permission to attend school.  The permission is granted by the Education Department in conjunction with the Immigration Department.

For permission to be granted the following conditions must be met:

  • The Parents/guardian must regularise the child's immigration status with the BVI Government Immigration Department.  Please contact the Immigration Department in Road Town directly.

  • An Application for Entry into the British Virgin Islands Schools by Non British Virgin Islanders must be completed and submitted to the Department of Education.  Supporting documents must be completed with the application as well as a letter from public or private school indicating that there is space available for the child.

It is a violation of law for a child who is not a BVI Belonger to attend school without permission