The Immigration Department is responsible for securing Cayman's borders and controlling immigration into the Islands.
Our administrators have extensive knowledge of the Cayman Islands’ Immigration policies and procedures, and can assist our clients with a wide range of immigration processing needs. We stay abreast of all new policies and procedures to better advise our clients. CayOrchid Administration Ltd. can manage your immigration applications from start to finish, from determining the appropriate application type to picking up your approved work permit! We have years of experience working with the Cayman Islands Immigration Department, and will keep you apprised of your application progress every step of the way. CayOrchid Administration Ltd.’s comprehensive immigration services make immigration processes simple and stress-free for our clients.
Any person who has been legally and ordinarily resident in the Cayman Islands for a period of at least eight years, but not more than nine years*, other than the holder of a:
At the time of making an application the applicant must pay a non-refundable filing fee of CI$1,000.00, an issue fee (based on annual earnings (see below)) , dependant(s) fees (CI$400 per dependant) and the annual fee in respect to the first year (equivalent to the annual fee payable by a work permit holder in the same occupation).
It should be noted that neither the Board, nor the Chief Immigration Officer, has any power in law to entertain an application for Permanent Residence where the prescribed fees have not been submitted.
|$0.00 to $20,000 per annum||$500|
|Between $20,001 and $40,000 per annum||$1,250|
|Between $40,001 and $60,000 per annum||$2,500|
|Between $60,001 and $80,000 per annum||$3,750|
|Between $80,001 and $100,000 per annum||$5,000|
|Between $100,001 and $150,000 per annum||$9,000|
|$150,000 and above per annum||$12,500|
People who have been lawfully resident in the Cayman Islands for a total of five years may apply for Naturalisation as a British Overseas Territories Citizen by virtue of a connection with the Cayman Islands.
Applicants for Naturalisation as a British Overseas Territories Citizen Section 18 (1) on the grounds of residence and Section 18 (2) on the grounds of marriage must be aged 18 or over.
Can I apply for the Right to be Caymanian?
You can apply for the Right to be Caymanian under the following grounds:
Do I need to apply for Permission to Continue Working?
You need to apply for permission to continue working under one of the following circumstances:
You can apply for the right to reside and work in the Cayman Islands:
You may apply for a Temporary Work Permit if you wish to hire a Temporary Worker for either three or six months. This process approximately takes 7 to 10 business days. You have an option to expedite the process by paying the express fee. This approximately takes 24 to 48 hours.
You may apply for a Work Permit Grant if you wish to hire a worker permanently. You may choose to apply for a year, two, three, four or five. This process approximately takes 8 to 12 weeks.
You may apply for an amendment to a valid Work Permit if you wish to share your work permit with additional employer(s) or change job title or change the commencement date.
You may apply for an extension of a Temporary Work Permit if you wish to extend your worker’s employment for another three months before putting in a one-year Work Permit Grant.
You can apply for a renewal of a valid Work Permit if you wish to keep your worker on board for another one year.
You have the right of appeal if you are dissatisfied with a decision. Your appeal shall be by notice in writing addressed to the Secretary of the Immigration Appeals Tribunal.