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Legal Information: U.S. Virgin Islands
Updated: December 7, 2020
How do I register my restraining order in the U.S. Virgin Islands?
You can file (register) your protection order in the U.S. Virgin Islands by giving a certified copy of your order to the clerk of Superior Court or to the Attorney General’s office and ask that it be registered with the clerk of the Superior Court.1 Additionally, the law says that you need to also file an affidavit that says that to the best of your knowledge, the order is still in effect.2
If you need help registering your restraining order, you can contact a local domestic violence organization in the U.S. Virgin Islands for assistance. You can find contact information for organizations in your area here on our VI Advocates and Shelters page.
1 VI ST T. 5 § 585(a)
2 VI ST T. 5 § 585(d)
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