In order to legally work in the British Virgin Islands one must hold a valid BVI Work Permit. BVI Work Permits are issued for a maximum duration of one year. If one is to remain in the territory, they will be required to renew their permit every year they intend to remain employed in the territory.
Although getting a Work Permit Form approved can be a timely and stressful process, most people who have been able to join the BVI community remain in the territory for several years. Around 2/3rds of the BVI work force is expatriate. Many work permit holders from the EU and UK are in the Financial Services or legal field. There is also a strong West Indian and Latin American presence, often placed in the hospitality and tourism sector. The work force in the BVI is very diverse and therefore a strict policy for immigrant workers is in effect.
People from all over the world, move to the BVI for several reasons. There are favourable tax laws, which benefit many people from the EU and UK. These individuals flock to the BVI to take advantage of the tax laws as well as the way of life, living on and island offers. If you have ever dreamed of working in a tropical paradise, the British Virgin Islands will not disappoint.