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Update on Operations at the British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission - Press Release No. 1 of 2017 (15 September 2017)

Friday, 15 September, 2017


TORTOLA – 15 September 2017 – The BVI Financial Services Commission (the “Commission”) is continuing to update the industry as operations begin to return to normal levels in the wake of Hurricane Irma.  Today, the Commission provides the industry several critical updates:


·        All scheduled Compliance Inspections have been suspended until 31 December, 2017

·        Transaction processing for regulatory matters resumes Monday, 18 September 2017

·        Meetings of the Licensing and Supervisory Committee will resume the week of 18  
         September 2017

·        Temporary Commission operating hours continue from 9:30am to 2:00pm daily

If you are unable to reach your usual contact at the Commission, please use the general division email addresses below during office hours.

Division Email                                                                      Division Telephone                                              (284) 852-4754                                              (284) 852-4016                                                  (28) 852-4078


·        If users are experiencing issues with accessing VIRRGIN please send an email to

·        Technical difficulties with Transactions filed using VIRRGIN should be sent to

·        For technical assistance with VIRRGIN generally (e.g. inability to access, issues with downloading etc) call (284)  852-4730

·        VIRRGIN users in Asia should contact our Asia Representative Leon Wheatley at BVI House Asia during HK business hours

·        VIRRGIN users in BVI, Caribbean & Latin America and USA can contact our BVI support desk on (284) 852-4712 from 9:30am to 2:00pm Monday to Friday.

We appreciate your understanding, support and cooperation as we normalize our operations after Hurricane Irma. 

About the British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission

The BVI Financial Services Commission is an autonomous regulatory agency responsible for the regulation and supervision of financial services conducted in and from within the Territory. 

For further information, please contact:

Corporate Communications

BVI Financial Services Commission

Pasea Estate, Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Tel:     (284) 494-4190

Fax:     (284) 494-5016