The Department of Labour and Workforce Development is urging all employers and employees in the British Virgin Islands to get acquainted with the new Online Work Permit System to commence online submissions.
This plea was issued in a media release from the Ministry of Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration on Tuesday July 20.
Deputy Labour Commissioner at the Department of Labour and Workforce Development Mrs. Michelle McLean said that it is important that persons get acquainted with the user manual for the system to submit their applications via the portal as the department is no longer accepting hard copy applications for any type of work permits.
Mrs. McLean said, “We are working on processing the hard copy applications that were previously submitted before the launching of the system with the aim of going fully digital. Therefore, to avoid negating this process, it is particularly important that no further hard copies be submitted to the department.”
The user manual for the Online Work Permit System can be found on the Government’s website by clicking the banner that says “Online Work Permit System User Manual” or by clicking the following link: https://bvi.gov.vg/content/work-permit-application-system-employers-user-guide
The Department of Labour and Workforce Development continues to implement technology to aid in the enforcement of the British Virgin Islands Labour Laws, which will aid in effectively promoting good labour and management practices at workplaces to ensure stable and harmonious labour relations between employers and employees.