British Virgin Islands News – Registry of Corporate Affairs announces supplementary security feature on issuing e-Certificates

 In British Virgin Islands

With effect from 1st July 2014 that certificates issued by the BVI Registry of Corporate Affairs will bear QR Code and a Certificate ID number as an additional security feature. This additional security feature will allow certificate holders to confirm the authenticity of the information on their certificates.

The genuineness of the e-certificates issued by the BVI Government can be verified on the following website http://www.bvifsc.vg.  Upon accessing this website, select “Certificate Verification from the Quick Links menu on your right hand corner and you will be required to type in the unique “Certificate ID” listed in the upper right hand corner of the document rather than the Company number; alternatively you may scan the same QR code reader.

For further information on changes to the regime and how they might affect you and your clients, please feel free to contact your KEY account managers.