Self-Employed Renewal Permit

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Instructions for Self-Employed Renewal Work Permit Applicants

Renewing a self employed work permit is a much less stressful process than applying for a new one, partly because your company has been established for at least a year. Once self employed work permits are issued, they are less likely to be denied renewal.

Self-Employed work permit fees are a flat fee of $575, which differs significantly from other permit fees which are a percentage of ones annual salary. This information is published on (http://www.bvi.gov.vg/services/self-employed-work-permit) at the time of creating this post. (25 Feb 2018) We do not guarantee that this fee structure will continue in the future.

The Labour Department claims on their website that the turn around time for self employed permits is "30 working days." We always recommend submitting a couple weeks in advance just to be safe. Keep in mind that if your existing work permit expires before your renewal is approved, you will have to get an extension and pay a $25 fee to BVI Immigration Department.

Remember to submit any additional documents which are require by industry or by profession when submitting your forms.

IMPORTANT! Ignore at your own peril.

Please do not leave any question blank. If a question does not apply to you, insert "not applicable" or "N/A" in the space provided. Applications printed double sided on cardstock or coloured paper, with blank spaces, and/or without original employee and employer signatures will not be accepted. The name of the employer listed on the application must coincide with the company name listed on the trade license.BVI Labour Department


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Checklist of Requirements for ALL applicants submitting a Self-Employed Renewal Work Permit Application.

As always, the Labour Department reserves the right to request additional information or documentation as deemed fit.


Additional Requirements By Industry


Additional Requirements By Profession