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Virgin Islands (UK). 2011 ‘Person Entitled to Apply for a Protection Order.’ Domestic Violence Act, 2011; No. 15 (Part II, Section 4), p. 8. Road Town: Official Gazette of the British Virgin Islands. 20 October

Relevant contents

Section 4.

(1) A person referred to in subsection (2) may apply to the court, in the form set out in Form I of Schedule 2, for a protection order.

(2) An application for a protection order, may be made by

(a) the spouse of the respondent;
(b) a member of a shared household, either on his or her own behalf or on behalf of any other member of the shared household;
(c) a child;
(d) a dependant;
(e) a parent or sibling by consanguinity or affinity of either the spouse or respondent not being a member of the shared household;
(f) a person who has a child in common with the respondent;
(g) a person who is or has been in a visiting relationship with another person for a minimum period of three months.

(3) An application made pursuant to subsection (1) may be brought on behalf of the applicant by any other person, who has a material interest in the well-being of the applicant, including a police officer, the Chief Social Development Officer or an approved social worker, except that the application shall be brought with the consent of the applicant, but such consent shall be dispensed with in circumstances where the applicant is…

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