This service allows a Non-Belonger authorization to work in the Territory for emergency purposes for a single period not exceeding 7 days..


Step 1: Employer/Agent completes the application form and submits it to the Labour Department, along with supporting documents.

Step 2: The Employer/Agent awaits a response to their application.

Supporting Documents

Please see application form for Emergency Work Permit Requirements  

Method of Applying

In Person

Turn Around Time

Within 24 Hours

Additional Notes

Please see the application form for Emergency Work Permit Requirements


Department Contact Information

Department of Labour and Workforce Development

Ashley Ritter Bldg
Road Town, Tortola
Virgin Islands (British) VG1110

Business Hours:

Monday - Friday  
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cashier: 8:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Email Address:

Telephone: 1(284) 468-4780
Fax: 1(284) 494-3027/468-2570