This service allows a Non-Belonger authorization to work in the Territory for a single Employer, for a short period within a one year period.


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 requirements

Method of Applying

In Person

Turn Around Time

30 Working Days

Additional Notes

"New Work Permit" application form and requirements is also used for Periodic Work Permit applicants. 


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