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Welcome to the

World of Business

On behalf of the BVI Chamber of Commerce (BVICoC), I would like to welcome you to the life and adventures of business in the Virgin Islands. As an entrepreneur/business owner, you are now part of the backbone of the economy that provides goods, services, employment, taxes, and community services that drive our country’s economic growth.

To aid you in navigating some of your legal obligations as a business owner, we have developed this new resource tool called the BVI Business Blueprint Start-up Kit with information on company registration, payroll tax, social security, national health insurance and pension plans. This initiative was created in collaboration with the Junior Minister for Trade and Economic Development, Hon. Shereen Flax-Charles, and the goal is to help foster compliance with key business regulations from start-up. At the BVICoC, our mission is “To empower, educate and equip businesses for success and growth” and this is one of many resources we hope to offer you through your business life. Visit our website for more resources.

The BVICoC is a non-government, non-profit organisation that has been the voice of business for over 50 years and we invite you to join so you can access the more benefits: (see flyer)

  • A voice that shapes government business policy and legislation
  • Access to business training and development to hone your business skills
  • Network with business peers
  • Affordable marketing opportunities

New members will receive the following perks during their first year:

  • Free website banner ad
  • Free social media promo
  • Free email blasts introducing your new BVICoC family
  • Free participation in a group business coaching session

You can fill out the membership application enclosed and email to or complete the form on our website. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram to stay connected.




Shaina M. Smith-Archer

Chairman, Board of Directors

everything in one place

All You Need

In One Place

We've included all of the forms you'll need to get started with Social Security, National Health Insurance, Inland Revenue, and pension plans below. To find out in what order this should be done and how to go about submitting forms etc., use our Business Start-up Kit Guide.

National health insurance

social security

inland revenue

Pension plan

Social Security is a compulsory insurance plan to which employers, employees, self-employed and voluntary contributors contribute. Social Security is designed to protect insured persons from financial distress by providing partial income replacement when certain contingencies arise.


next steps

Join the BVICoC

After you've registered your business with all relevant institutions, we encourage you to register at the BVICoC. Find out why you should join us.

Members get more

New Member Perks

When your business joins the BVI Chamber of Commerce, here are a few extras as our way of saying thank you for being a part of the Voice of Business.

Social Media Promo

Website ad

E-Blast to all members

Website ad

Follow us

Get relevant news updates and expert tips on running your business and hear from industry leaders throughout the Territory.

Become a Member

The BVI Chamber of Commerce is committed to promoting a healthy environment to create a strong, vibrant local business community.

Find out how you can take advantage of Chamber resources.

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