Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Tortola BVI
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BVI customs is open 7 days a week and I've never seen them closed on Holidays at West End but not sure about JVD. Those hours are for the down town Offices not the harbor entry points.
The West End office is typically open until the last ferry comes in which is just about Dusk
I've also never seen anyone pay any attention to flying the Q flag. Well maybe a couple but in general it is just overlooked but remains a requirement. I've only had one person ever ask me where my boat was but they often ask when I came in and occasionally when I'm going to depart.
One note: A couple of the people you may interface with may have an attitude. This does not represent the majority but two individuals often will harass you for any error on the form or just how you print. Just smile and act like you have no idea he is being an ass. This occurs more frequently on Holidays and Sundays as the office staff is much smaller and they are mad they were required to work and take it out on you.
I prefer a sailboat to a motorboat, and it is my belief that boat sailing is a finer, more difficult, and sturdier art than running a motor.... Jack London