Public Announcements

  • Passport Applications


    St Helena Immigration would like to inform the public that with immediate effect they will not be accepting any passport applications for British Overseas Territories (St Helena) and British Passports until further notice. However, British Overseas Territories (St Helena) Temporary Passport will continue to be issued in medical emergency cases only. Should you require further information, […]

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  • St Helena Archives Closure

    St Helena Archives

    St Helena Archives will be closed to the public with immediate effect until Tuesday, 14 April 2020. This closure is in line with St Helena Government’s enhanced social distancing measures. Research can still be undertaken by Archives staff during this time if requests are submitted electronically to: or by telephone: 22470. The public is […]

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  • Customs Clearance Process For Non-Commercial Goods

    HM Customs Logo

    HM Customs & Excise would like to remind customers of the clearance process for non-commercial goods which is as follows: STEP 1: Please collect a Non-commercial Declaration Form from your consolidator (the person shipping goods on your behalf or entities such as Richard James International Ltd, Solomon & Company (St Helena) Plc, MS Atlantic Logistics Ltd, […]

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  • Changes in Customs and Excise Duties

    Each year, St Helena Government (SHG) reviews customs and excise duties to ensure that duties and exemptions are consistent with SHG’s strategic priorities. Following this review, Executive Council approved the following changes to take effect from 27 March 2020: Duty on incontinence pads and post-operative care products (e.g. bandages, gauze, orthopaedic appliances, surgical belts and […]

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  • Restricted Access To Jamestown Wharf And Rupert’s

    The following is a Public Announcement from Port Control: The public is advised that the Jamestown Wharf will be closed to all members of the public on Thursday, 2, Friday, 3, Saturday, 4, and Sunday, 5April 2020, due to the arrival of the MV Helena and subsequent cargo operations. Access to the Jamestown Wharf will […]

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  • Waste Management Services Update

    Please DO NOT Use This Bin

    Waste Management Services (WMS) are working in partnership with the Health Directorate to provide those persons required to self-isolate in their homes with a temporary additional bin to meet their waste management needs. These bins will predominantly be used by self-isolating persons who ordinarily share a communal bin. These light grey wheelie bins will have […]

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  • Stay Safe During Maundy Thursday – Safety Precautions To Fishermen


    Maundy Thursday falls this year on 9 April. As per tradition, many members of the public will spend this time fishing at various locations around the Island. The Sea Rescue Service advises the public to consider taking the following items on their fishing trip: Fully charged mobile phone, VHF Radio, GPS Personal Flotation Device/Life Jacket […]

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  • SHG Publishes Revised Shortage Occupation List


    St Helena Government (SHG) has today published a revised Shortage Occupation List, which will come into effect from 1 April 2020. The Shortage Occupation List details occupations that are currently difficult to recruit on St Helena. Revision of the Shortage Occupation List was an action identified under the new Labour Market Strategy and was developed […]

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  • Island Schools Closure Extended

    The Education Committee has made the decision to extend the closure of all Island schools on Monday, 30 March, through to and including Friday, 3 April 2020, in the first instance. This extension is as a result of the high level of concern expressed by parents and staff in relation to the spread of the […]

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  • Cancellation of May/June 2020 Examinations


    The Education and Employment Directorate would like to advise that formal notification has been received from all UK Examination Boards that due to the current COVID-19 pandemic all examinations for May/June 2020 have been cancelled. Guidance on how students will be assessed has yet to be received from the relevant Examination Boards. Once this is […]

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