Officers that have or are approaching compulsory retirement, after having attained the age of 60 or have worked in the Service for 25 continuous years may apply for retirement benefits.


Step 1: Officer submits a letter of intent to retire, once they have reached the age of 60 years or have worked in the Service for 25 years continuously, through the officer’s Head of Department to the Department of Human Resources.

Step 2: The request is submitted to the Employment Unit for verification of eligibility for retirement and the preparation of memorandum to the relevant Commission for consideration.

Step 3: The relevant Commission will review the matter and advise the Governor on the officer’s request for retirement. The Governor makes a decision and informs the Department of Human Resources.

Step 4: If approved, the officer is informed of the Governor’s decision, in writing by the Department of Human Resources and the matter is advanced to the Benefits Unit for processing the calculation of the officer's retirement benefits.

Step 5: The officer’s retirement benefits are submitted to the Audit Department for verification and approval.

Step 6: Once verified by the Audit Department, the full benefits are documented in a letter to the officer and a pre-retirement meeting is scheduled for the officer to meet with the Benefits Administrator to discuss the officer's final retirement plans and to execute an exit interview.


Method of Applying

Submit letter requesting retirement to the Department of Human Resources

Turn Around Time

Preferred 6 months to a 1 year notice

Department Contact Information

Department of Human Resources

2nd Floor, Simms Building
Road Town, Tortola VG1110
British Virgin Islands

Business Hours:

Monday - Friday  
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Email Address:

Telephone: 1(284) 468-2178
Fax: 1(284) 468-3191