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Virgin Islands (US). 2003 ‘Application for License; Form, Oath; Fees.’ Virgin Islands (US) Code; Title 23, Chapter 5 (Section 455). Charlotte Amalie: Office of the Code Revisor, Legislature of the Virgin Islands (US). 14 July

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23 V.I.C. § 455

(a) Every application for a license to have and possess a firearm shall be made under oath and on forms which the Commissioner1 shall prepare for such purpose. For the purposes of the enforcement of the provisions of this chapter, the applicant shall furnish all information as may be required of him by the Commissioner.

(b) The initial fee for a license under section 454 of this chapter shall be $ 75.00. The license may be renewed every three years for a fee of $ 150.00.

(c) Upon renewal of a license to have and possess a firearm, the receipt from the U.S. Virgin Islands Police Department (V.I.P.D.) for the renewal fee will serve as a temporary license until the official license can be provided to the licensee by the Commissioner.

(d) The Commissioner shall ensure that the renewal license is presented to the licensee within forty-five (45) days of receipt of payment for the renewal fee.

(e) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, no person shall be charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm if the subject weapon had been previously licensed and said license has expired not more than ninety (90) days prior to arrest; Provided, however, That this subsection shall not apply to persons who possess, bear, transport, carry or have under their control in any vehicle, any firearm during the commission or attempted commission of a crime of violence, as defined in subsection (d) of section 2253, Title 14, Virgin Islands Code.

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