A document signifying that the holder is authorized to enter the territory for a specified extended period of time for employment and to reside in the British Virgin Islands.


Step 1:   Customer submits application form and documents to the Front Desk

Step2:    The staff determines if the applicant if there for work purposes or other

Step 3:   If applicant is for work purposes, the "Clearance"  Notice and required documents are received from Labour Department and logged.

Step 4:   The documents are forwarded to the Processing Unit to conduct checks on the overseas Hire and sent to the Chief Immigration Officer for review and approval. 

Step 5:    Once APPROVED, it is forwarded to the Administration Unit for the "Clearance" letter to be produced and stamped.  If NOT APPROVED, the applicant is inforned and can make the relevant changes and re-apply. 

Step 6:  The applicant's employer collects the "Clearance" letter and Medical Form and forwards to the overseas Hire.

Step 7:   When the Hire arrives, they have to present the "Clearance Letter and completed Medical Forms to the Immigration Officer, at which time they are granted a two (2) week stay.

Step 8:    Applicant then submits completed Entry Permit Form(s) and required documents to the Labour Department.

Step 9:   The form is verified to ensure completeness and accuracy.  If NOT completed, the customer has to make the necessary admendments and resubmit.  When completed, fees are collected and the applicant is provided with a receipt of the transaction.

Step 10:  The Entry Permit is created and provided to the applicant.  Their passport is stamped for a one year stay in the Territory.

Supporting Documents

Valid Identification

Method of Applying

In Person

Turn Around Time

5 - 10 Business Days

Department Contact Information

Immigration Department

P.O. Box 2299 
Road Town, Tortola
Virgin Islands (British) VG1110

Business Hours:

Monday - Friday  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cashier  : 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Email Address: immigrationinfo@gov.vg

Telephone: 1(284) 468-4700
Fax: 1(284) 468-4729

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