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

Additional Notes

Please see the application form for Self-Employed Work Permit Requirements.  


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