Lease or purchase property in the Territory for development purposes.

Process

Step 1: Customer, or representative, submits the application form along with supporting documents and payment of the application fee to the Ministry of Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration.

Step 2:  A response is sent from the Ministry to the customer or representative, acknowledging receipt of the application and payment.

Step 3:  A further response will be sent to the customer or representative, granting Approval or Denial of the request.

Step 4: If approval is granted, the customer, or their representative, is invited to submit necessary documents for further processing to the Ministry which include the Draft Licences for vetting and Engrossed Licences for execution by the Governor.

Step 5: Upon completion of the  executed documentation process, the Customer or their representative, is notified of the availability   of the documents for collection and the Licence fees required.

Step 6: The Customer, or their representative, makes payment of the Licence fees and a Government receipt is issued.  The Licences are signed for  and recorded within the Ministry of Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration.

Step 7:  Licences are collected by the customer, or their representative, and submitted to the Land and Survey Department for registration with a fee of two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50) per licence.

Step 8: The Instrument of Transfer document is executed between the vendor and purchaser.  The customer, or their representative, is to submit a copy of this document to the Inland Revenue Department for Stamp Duty assessment.

Step 9: The Transfer Document is to also be submitted to the Land and Survey Department for registration at a rate of two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50).

Step 10: Upon completion of the above processes, the Customer, or their representative, is required to provide the Ministry of Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration with copies of the Registered Licences and Instrument of Transfer documents for their records.

Supporting Documents

The supporting documents are stated on the cover page of the application form.

Method of Applying

In Person or Via E-Mail

Turn Around Time

8 – 12 weeks

Additional Notes

  • Conditions of approval will be included 
  • From time to time legislation will be amended, and policies will be introduced. When this takes place customers will be informed in writing, through other medium and forms will be adjusted.      
  • After the licence is granted if the licencee needs to amend any aspect of the licence this can be done by a letter.
 

Department Contact Information

Ministry of Natural Resource, Labour and Immigration

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Natural Resource, Labour and Immigration
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