Originally Posted by Zanshin
I was told, by an immigration official on St. Thomas, that those without a visa could ferry
into the USVI, get an entry stamp, then return via ferry
to the BVI and then perform outbound BVI clearance and inbound USVI clearance that way. This was about 2 years ago, but recently I was informed on this forum that this method no longer is valid. I strongly suggest that you call the USVI offices directly to get their current
I did ask the question when I was in Cruz Bay there in December. They told me that as long as I have an unexpired ESTA entry stamp from a previous trip into the US (obviously by commercial
carrier) they would let me in without a visa.
Only caveat is that the situation I presented to them was one where the previous entry stamp was from another port of entry (Miami airport) and a few days before. If it is a same-day stamp from the same port they may not like it and these days US federal officials can do whatever they want when they do not like something.
In my case was only a what-if situation because I do have another non-ESTA passport with a B1-B2 visa. I need a contingency plan for the next time I lose it
If I was in OPīs position I would call St John Customs
(340) 776-6741 and hear the answer from the horseīs mouth.