Following a backlog in related applications, work permit renewals for all companies in the British Virgin Islands will resume starting Monday, May 18.
A media release from the Ministry of Labour & Immigration said all applications will be dealt with on an appointment basis only.
Government agencies and statutory bodies are being asked to submit renewal applications in a sealed envelope.
The envelope must include the name of the department, ministry or statutory body, along with contact details for a Human Resource liaison officer.
Once the application is processed, the liaison officer will be notified for collection.
Additionally, all persons attending appointments are being asked to adhere to the social distancing guidelines, and are being warned that a failure to wear a mask, will result with that person not receiving service.
To make an appointment, persons are instructed to either call 468-4705/4703/4752 or send an email to immigrationinfo@or gov.vg.
Persons interested in obtaining the list of required documents needed for the work permit renewal can do so by visiting government’s website and clicking the banner marked ‘Immigration Services Checklist’.
Work permit backlog
Late last month, Immigration Minister Vincent Wheatley had stated that there was a backlog of work permit-related applications at the Department of Labour.
He said that the backlog was brought on by the coronavirus pandemic that disrupted regular operations within the public service and the wider territory.
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