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British Virgin Islands


Only Belongers (naturalized citizens) can work without a permit in the BVIs. The government doesn’t issue work permits easily, as it’s keen to give jobs to locals.

Business hours

General BVI hours are below. Many places close on Sunday and many businesses shut down entirely in September and October.

Banks 9am to 3pm Monday to Thursday, to 5pm Friday

Bars & pubs noon to midnight

Government offices 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday

Post offices 8:30am to 4pm Monday to Friday, 9am to noon Saturday

Restaurants breakfast 7am to 11am, lunch 11am to 2pm, dinner 5pm to 9pm

Shops 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday

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