This service grants a Non-Belonger authorization to continue working in the Territory, for up to one year with the same Employer.


1. Schedule an appointment to submit your application.

a. An employee (or employer on behalf of an employee) schedules an appointment four weeks before the work permit expires. The table below helps you determine the correct time to submit your application. Only one application will be accepted during each appointment time.

Please provide the employee’s first and last name and telephone number.



2. Get the application package.

Download from form section below.

Part 1 of the application form must be completed and signed by the employer.

Part 2 of the application form must be completed and signed by the employee.

Please fill out all the fields, print and sign the application. If some of the fields are not applicable, enter N/A.



3. Submit your application.

Submit your application and any supporting documents to the Labour Department on the date and time selected in Step 1. If you are late or you miss your scheduled appointment, you will have to reschedule by following Part B of Step 1.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted. 



4. Check the status of your application.

a. Completed applications for renewals will be processed within two weeks.  

b. During the two-week processing, applicants or your employers may be contacted if additional information is needed. 

c. Two weeks from the date you submitted the application, contact the Work Permit Unit, within the labour department, to find out whether your application has been approved and is ready for pick up. You will need to have your work permit number available when checking the status.  Alternatively, we will contact you once your application is processed and ready for pick up. Please ensure that we have a correct phone number and/or e-mail to reach you. 


Method of Applying

In Person

Turn Around Time

14 Working Days


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