This service grants a Non-Belonger employment on one’s own behalf and not under a contract of employment, expressed or implied.


Step 1: The Self-Employered applicant completes the application form and submits it to the Labour Department, along with supporting documents.

Step 2: The Self-Employered applicant awaits a response to his or her application.

Supporting Documents

  • Please see Self-Employed Work Permit Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
  • For Renewal - Please see (Renewal) Self-Employed Work Permit Application


Method of Applying

In Person

Turn Around Time

30 Working Days


Department Contact Information

Department of Labour and Workforce Development

Ashley Ritter Bldg
Road Town, Tortola
Virgin Islands (British) VG1110

Business Hours:

Monday - Friday  
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cashier: 8:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Email Address:

Telephone: 1(284) 468-4780
Fax: 1(284) 494-3027/468-2570