P.O. Box 3126
Road Town, Tortola
Virgin Islands (British) VG1110
To provide economic assistance and social support to the vulnerable within our community to aid them in overcoming situations that adversely affect their quality of life.
Step 1: Applicants visits the department with completed Intake Application form. In addition, persons must provide the interviewing officer with:
- Photo Identification
- Valid Proof of Income
- Proof of Expenses
- Any court documents pertaining to their court matter
Step 2: The completed application/case file is forwarded to the Secretary of the Legal Aid Board.
Step 3: Upon receipt of the file, the Secretary or Social Worker contact the applicant to arrange an appointment to conduct an interview.
Step 4: The interview and assessment entails a means test. The means test assists with determining the applicant's eligibility to receive legal services under the scheme.
Step 5: A Social Assessment Report is prepared within seven working days.
Step 6: Cases are presented to the Legal Aid Board at their monthly meetings for consideration.
Step 7: The Secretary advises the applicant of the outcome of their application via telephone contact and then with a written correspondence.
Emergency situations will be dealt with within a 24 hour time frame.
Department Contact Information
P.O. Box 3126
Operates on a 24 hour basis
Telephone: 1(284) 468-3650
Emergency Number: 1(284) 468-9371
Fax: 1(284) 468-3695
Virgin Gorda Office
Telephone: 1(284) 468-6524
Emergency Number:1(284) 468-9373