This service allows a Non-Belonger authorization to work in the Territory for up to 12 months on a part-time or full-time basis or to change a Non-Belonger’s current position or employer.  Authorization must be granted for full-time work to be eligible for part-time employment. 

New work permit applications (full-time) will be processed online. Please visit to register as an Employer/Agent and complete an application. 


Step 1:  The 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 Part Time/Change Work Permit Requirements and Checklist for New Work Permit 

Method of Applying

In Person (Part Time/Change) Online (Full Time)

Turn Around Time

30 Working Days

Additional Notes

Please see the application form for Part Time/Change Work Permit Requirements and Requirements Checklist for New Work Permit


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