Attesting British Virgin Islands Documents (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions about British Virgin Islands Apostille services

Can British Virgin Islands documents be legalized by Apostille?

Yes - the British Virgin Islands is a member of the Apostille Convention.

British Virgin Islands documents can be legalized for use abroad with an Apostille Stamp when destined for other signatory countries without additional certification by the destination country.

When British Virgin Islands documents are required for non-apostille countries, such as AE United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates - TW TaiwanTaiwan - MY MalaysiaMalaysia - TH ThailandThailand - ZM ZambiaZambia - QA QatarQatar they need additional authentication by the embassy of the destination country.

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What types of documents can be legalized in the British Virgin Islands for use abroad?

Apostille stamps in the British Virgin Islands can be obtained to authenticate Public documents, including:

  • Certified copies of BVI birth, death and marriage certificates issued by the Civil Registry
  • Police Certificates
  • Certified Corporates documents, such as BVI Certificates of Incorporation, Certificates of Good Standing and Articles of Association
  • Documents that have been certified by a BVI notary, including powers of attorney.

To confirm whether your document is eligible for apostille authentication in the British Virgin Islands, please contact us and we’ll check your document free of charge. For further information about our British Virgin Islands apostille services and for assistance obtaining official copies of British Virgin Islands documents, see:
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How can I obtain an apostille for a British Virgin Islands birth, death or marriage certificate?

Apostilles on certified copies of BVI birth, death and marriage certificates can be obtained from the office of the Deputy Governor. Isarey can obtain certified copies of BVI certificates for clients requiring authentication and Apostille Stamps. Please contact us for information.

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How can I obtain my British Virgin Islands Criminal Record Certificate to use abroad?

BVI Police Certificates, showing an absence of a criminal record in the British Virgin Islands, can be obtained by submitting an application in person at Road Town Police Station. Isarey can submit and collection applications for clients requiring Apostille Stamps on BVI police certificates for use abroad. Please contact us for information.

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How do I obtain an apostille for company registration documents issued in the British Virgin Islands?

Isarey can assist with obtaining Apostille Stamps for BVI corporate documents, including Certificates of Incorporation and Certificates of Good Standing, Articles of Association and other company documents.|Apostilles are obtained in 1 - 2 business days

BVI certificates required for submission in Qatar or the United Arab Emirates require a BVI Apostille and then authentication by the UK Foreign Office and embassy in London.

We can assist in obtaining certificates directly from the BVI Companmy Register and from BVI Registered Agents.

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How long does it take to obtain an apostille on a document in the British Virgin Islands?

Apostilles from the British Virgin Islands can normally be obtained in 1 - 2 business days

For information about our expedited BVI apostille services see British Virgin Islands Apostille Services.

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How can I obtain an apostille for a British Virgin Islands Power of Attorney?

BVI Apostilles on powers of attorney can be obtained from the Office of the Deputy Governor. Powers of Attorney must be signed before a BVI notary,

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Where can I see reviews of Isarey's British Virgin Islands Attestation and Apostille Services?

You can see reviews from past clients who have used our attestation and apostille services:

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How can I obtain a copy of a British Virgin Islands birth, marriage or death certificate?

Certified copies of BVI birth certificates, death and marriage certificates can be obtained from the Civil Registry and Passport Office. Applications can be made online and collected in person or delivered by mail.| Apply for a BVI Marriage CertificateExternal link (opens in new tab)| Apply for a BVI Birth CeritficateExternal link (opens in new tab)| Apply for a BVI Death CertificateExternal link (opens in new tab)

Isarey can obtain BVI marriage certificates, death and birth certificates for overseas clients requiring Apostille Stamps or attestation of their BVI certificates.
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How can I legalize a British Virgin Islands document for use in the United Arab Emirates?

Documents issued in the British Virgin Islands requiring submission to UAE authorities or in support of UAE visa applications are authenticated with a BVI Apostille Stamp from the Office of the Deputy Governor in Tortola. Once documents have been authenticated in the British Virgin Islands, they need additional authentication from the UK Foreign Office, before being submitted to the UAE embassy in London for final attestation.

Isarey can assist with the entire process in BVI and London. We attest BVI birth and marriage certificates, police certificates and corporate documents for use in the UAE.#P~For further information, please see:
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How can I legalize a British Virgin Islands document for use in Qatar?

Documents issued in the British Virgin Islands requiring submission to authorities in Qatar or in support of Qatar visa applications are authenticated with a BVI Apostille Stamp from the Office of the Deputy Governor in Tortola. Once documents have been authenticated in the British Virgin Islands, they need additional authentication from the UK Foreign Office, before being submitted to the embassy of Qatar in London for final attestation.

Isarey can assist with the entire process in BVI and London. We attest BVI birth and marriage certificates, police certificates and corporate documents for use in Qatar.#P~For further information, please see:
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How can I obtain an Apostille for a British Virgin Islands Police Certificate?

Apostilles for BVI Police certificates are obtained from the Office of the Deputy Governor. Isarey offers expedited BVI apostilles for police certificates and can assist clients with obtaining certificates from the BVI police. For information, please see:
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How can I get a quote to certify my documents?

To receive a quote, you can upload your documents using our online quotation form or send us your documents by email. After reviewing your documents and requirements, we will get back to you with a quotation:

If you don’t have the documents available, just describe the documents you need to certify, and we will get back to you with an estimation of cost and delivery times.

Using our quotation form, your documents will be uploaded over a secure connection and immediately encrypted on our server. For added protection, you can upload password-protected files ( PDFExternal link (opens in new tab), Microsoft Office 365: Save a password protected document to prevent unauthorized people from opening it. Office DocumentsExternal link (opens in new tab), WinRAR Encryption Frequently asked question (FAQ) RAR foldersExternal link (opens in new tab)) and provide us with the passwords separately.

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