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Is getting a work permit realistic?

AskIs getting a work permit realistic?
Nick Cunha asked 7 years ago


My boyfriend just got a job in the BVI and I would like to go with him. I am searching for jobs online, but I’m wondering how realistic it is to get a job and work permit this way. I have a Bachelor’s degree and ~5 years professional experience in office environments (law firm, software company, media company). I have read the section on this site about getting a job in the BVI and am exploring those options, but I am wondering if I should plan to join him in some other way if it’s not realistic that I’ll get a job.

Any specific tips/advice would be welcome.

Thank you, Alison

Stephen Leslie France replied 7 years ago

Hi Alison,

The best course of action in this case is to come on your bf’s permit as a dependent and when you get here, seek a permit allowing you to look for work. There are rules around this – when you come in as a dependent, you must keep to that process and I believe there is a waiting period.

Please refer to our working permit section in our book here – under the heading dependents: – the reference to waiting for a year is currently being updated for Newbie 2015 so it might not be that long of a wait.

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