How to call to the U.S. Virgin Islands (country code +1 340)

Calling to the U.S. Virgin Islands

  • A leading ‘1’ is included in the international call sequence.
  • A leading '+' in the phone number means 'dial your country's exit code'.
  • Calling from a mobile phone: dial from on the country where you're currently located.
  • Calling from a VoIP or satellite phone: dial from on the country where the phone is registered.

… to a mobile (cellular) phone or text (sms)

Use the same call sequence.

When calling a mobile phone user, call to the country where the mobile phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a VoIP phone

Use the same call sequence.

When calling a VoIP phone user, call to the country where the VoIP phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a satellite phone

The U.S. Virgin Islands do not have a country-specific satellite phone system.

Most satellite phones operate on their own country code – calls to these satellite phones follow their own call sequence.

… sending a fax

Use the same call sequence.

Calling within the U.S. Virgin Islands (domestic dialing)

There is no trunk prefix (1) or area code (340) used when calling within the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Only the seven digit phone number is dialed.

seven digits
local phone number

U.S. Virgin Island phone numbers explained

Number details

U.S. Virgin Island phone numbers are seven digits (ten if the area code ‘340’ that is only dialed from outside the region is included).

The area code ‘340’ does not represent an area of the U.S. Virgin Islands, rather, it represents an area of the North American Numbering Plan – the shared telephone numbering space of country code ‘+1’.

Mobile numbers are intermixed with land-line phone numbers.

An example of a U.S. Virgin Island number

The St. Thomas Historical Trust Museum lists its phone number in St. Thomas as 340-774-5541.

Number explanation
1340774 5541
country code for the United States Virgin Islandsarea code for the US Virgin Islands within the NANPlocal phone number in St. Thomas
Local example – calling from another location in St. Thomas

All seven digits of the phone number are dialed for all calls within the U.S. Virgin Islands.

774 5541
local phone number in St. Thomas
Long distance example – calling from St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands (on the other side of the territory)

All seven digits of the phone number are dialed for all calls within the U.S. Virgin Islands.

774 5541
local phone number in St. Thomas
International example – calling from the United States, Canada, or another country of the NANP (most of the Caribbean and U.S. territories in the Pacific)

Dial the country code / trunk prefix ‘1’, then area code ‘340’, then the local phone number.

There is no international exit code dialed when calling from within the NANP.

The call is dialed in the same format as a domestic U.S. or Canadian long distance call. International call rates apply.

1340774 5541
long distance trunk prefixarea (geographic) code for the U.S. Virgin Islandslocal phone number in St. Thomas
International example – calling from a country outside of the NANP (the United States, Canada, most of the Caribbean, and U.S. Territories in the Pacific)

To call from a country from outside the NANP, dial the exit code of the country you’re calling from, then the NANP country code / trunk prefix of ‘1’, then the U.S. Virgin Island area code of ‘340’, then the local phone number.

exit code1340774 5541
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for the North American Numbering Planarea (geographic) code for the U.S. Virgin Islandslocal phone number in St. Thomas

Calling from the U.S. Virgin Islands

… to another country in the North American Numbering Plan (NANP)

NANP countries include Canada, the United States (and associated territories), and most regions of the Caribbean.

Dial the phone call starting with the trunk prefix / country code of ‘1’, then the area code and local phone number.

… to all other regions of the world

‘011’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international phone call from the U.S. Virgin Islands to a location outside the NANP calling region (the United States, Canada, most regions of the Caribbean, and U.S. Territories in the Pacific).

Administrative and regulatory

  • National NANPA – the North American Numbering Plan Administration. Telecommunications numbering system regulator for numbering administration across the North American Numbering Plan.
  • ITU (International Telecommunications Union) – United Nations specialized agency for information and communications technologies

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