Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour
Department of Labour and Workforce Development
Release Date:
Tuesday, 20 June 2017 - 3:43pm

The public is notified that the revised work permit fee structure will take effect on July 1. Under the new fee structure, special consideration has been made for domestic workers; who will pay 1% of annual salary. For all other workers, the fee for earnings up to $25,000 will be charged at 3%; the fee for earnings from $25,001 to $50,000 will be calculated at 5% and the fee for earnings above $50,001 will be calculated at 7%.

For example, a person earning $40,000 will pay a work permit fee of $1,500. The first $25,000 in income will be charged at 3% which is equal to $750; the next $15,000 will be charged at 5% which is equal to $750, bringing the total fee payable to $1,500. There will be a fee cap of $10,000, meaning no work permit will cost in excess of that figure, regardless of income.

The revised work permit fee structure is part of ongoing efforts by the BVI Government to modernise the work permit processing functions and align fees with the improved services being offered.

Persons seeking further information should contact the Labour Department via email at labour@gov.vg.


Desiree Smith

Chief Information Officer
Department of Information and Public Relations
General Line: 1-284-468-2730
Direct Line: 1-284-468-2738
Fax:  1-284-494-6877
E-mail: desmith@gov.vg