Exemption processing of Work Permit holders based on their school attendance in the Territory (Primary & Secondary) 


Step 1: Customer submits the application form along with supporting documents to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour;

Step 2:  A response from the Ministry will be sent to the customer acknowledging receipt of application;

Step 3:  Upon approval of the application, the customer will be notified  by  a news release  that applications for work permit exemptions  submitted during a specific period are available and asked to contact the Ministry;

Step 4:  Successful applicants will be invited to  come into the Ministry;

Step 5:  Customer pays the applicable fees due and a  Government receipt is issued;

Step 6:  Payment is immediately reflected on account and the customer can collect their documentation.   They will also then be informed of the next required steps, which are:

  • Present the approval letter and Government issued receipt to the Labour Department, and an exemption card can be issued;
  • Visit the Immigration Department to have their passport stamped.

Supporting Documents

  • School Leaving Certificates (primary & secondary)
  • A current police certificate 
  • Two (current) passport sized photos

Method of Applying

In Person, Regular Mail

Turn Around Time

Approximately 6 Months


Department Contact Information

Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour 
33 Admin Drive
Central Administration Complex
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: nrl@gov.vg

Telephone: 1(284) 468-2147
Fax: 1(284) 468-3321