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Frequently Asked Questions

Global Citizen Concierge Program

Global Citizen Concierge Program

Current COVID-19 Regulations

Current COVID-19 Regulations

Living in Cayman

Living in Cayman

What is the Global Citizen Concierge Program?
The Global Citizen Concierge Program (GCCP) is a new initiative launched by the Cayman Islands, which allows persons who are employed outside of the Cayman Islands with the financial independence to work remotely, relocate, and live in the Cayman Islands for up to 24 months.
What are the criteria for someone to apply to the program?

APPLICANT(S)

  • 1. Proof of Employment and/or Income
    • Applicants must provide a letter showing proof of employment with an entity outside of the Cayman Islands stating position, length of employment and annual salary on company letterhead. Applicant(s) minimum annual salary requirements are as follows:
      • Applicant must make a minimum income of US$100,000 annually, if applying as an individual
      • Applicant must make a minimum income of US$150,000 annually, if applying with an accompanying spouse/civil partner
      • Applicant must make a minimum income of US$180,000 annually, if applying with an accompanying spouse/civil partner and/or dependent(s)
      • Applicant must make a minimum income of US$180,000 annually, if applying with an accompanying dependent(s)
  • 2. Proof of Legal Existence of Employer/Company
    • Provide copy of a Certificate of Good Standing/Certificate of Incorporation or Registration with authorized government body in your country including website details and any social media profile information.
  • 3. Bank Reference
    • A notarized bank reference. (A bank reference is a bank manager's written opinion of your credit standing which includes the length of time in which you have been with the bank and the average balance of your accounts.)
    • 6 months of bank statements.
  • 4. Proof of Identity
    • Clear color copy of photo and information page of a valid passport. Persons requiring a visa for entry into the Cayman Islands must apply. Please click here to find the most updated visa requirements.
  • 5. Police Clearance
    • Provide a Federal criminal record or similar documentation, issued within the past 6 months old, from last place of residence for more than 6 months.
  • 6. Proof of Health Insurance
    • Coverage for all applicants in your party for a minimum of 30 days upon arrival in the Cayman Islands.
    • All applicants must obtain local health insurance coverage within 30 days of arriving in the Cayman Islands.
 
 

DEPENDENTS


Per Cayman Islands Government law, a dependent is defined as the spouse/civil partner of that person, or one of the following relations of that person, namely a child, step-child, adopted child, grandchild, parent, step-parent, grandparent, brother, sister, half-brother, half-sister, being, in each case, wholly or substantially dependent upon that person. Dependents do not include, caregiver, nanny, au pair, common law relationships, etc.

  • 1. Proof of Identity
    • Clear color copy of photo and information page of a valid passport of each requested dependent. Persons requiring a visa for entry into the Cayman Islands must apply. Please click here to find the most updated visa requirements.
  • 2. Evidence of Marital Status/Civil Partnership
    • Certified copies of marriage/civil partner certificate and/or death and divorce decree(s), where applicable if applicant and/or spouse was married/civil partner before.
  • 3. Dependent Children
    • Provide copies of birth certificates or adoption orders in respect of any dependent children listed on the application.
  • 4. Police Clearance
    • Provide a Federal criminal record or similar documentation, issued within the past 6 months old, from last place of residence for more than 6 months, for dependents 18 years and above.
  • 5. Proof of Health Insurance
    • Coverage for all applicants in your party for a minimum of 30 days upon arrival in the Cayman Islands.
    • All applicants must obtain local health insurance coverage within 30 days of arriving in the Cayman Islands.


Please note:
All certificates and documents (e.g. birth, marriage/civil partner, death, divorce, police clearance etc.) which are in a foreign language must be accompanied with an English translation.

How will the Global Citizen Concierge help me?
The Global Citizen Concierge Program (GCCP) is here to seamlessly help you navigate the application process to secure your opportunity to live in the Cayman Islands for up to 24 months.
As your main point of contact, the GCCP will coordinate with Travel Cayman to process your travel authorization. The GCCP team will work with the relevant authority to ensure timely verification of all documentation required for your travel to the Cayman Islands.

The GCCP team will assist you with booking with our national flag carrier, Cayman Airways, via Miami or receive your details for confirmed private jet service. Private jet passage may be secured by the applicant independently, but only following the necessary approvals.  

Lastly, our concierge team will ensure you receive the necessary information to guide your accommodation choice while living in the Cayman Islands for up to 24 months.

Please note that this process is subject to change based on the Cayman Islands phased border reopening plan.
Is there a fee associated with the Global Citizen Concierge Program?
Yes, there are fees associated with the program:
  • Global Citizen Concierge Certificate Fee up to Party of 2 persons: US$1,469 per annum 
  • Global Citizen Concierge Certificate Fee for each dependent: US$500 per dependent, per annum
  • Credit Card Processing Fee: 7% of total application fee 
What are the steps involved in the application process from start to arrival into the Cayman Islands?
  1. Persons wishing to work remotely in the Cayman Islands will have to submit an official application via the GCCP website, ensuring that they can demonstrate that they are employed outside of the Cayman Islands and have the financial means to support themselves while living here.
     
  2. Once the applicant has completed their application with all of the relevant information and documents required, the application is then submitted for review to confirm the completeness and accuracy of the application.
     
  3. The GCCP Team will work with the relevant authorities to gain the necessary approvals for your application.
     
  4. The GCCP Application Fee will be charged following this phase. Upon successfully making the payment, an official letter will be issued, allowing the applicant to live and work remotely in the Cayman Islands for up to 24 months.
     
  5. Once payment has been confirmed, this segment of the GCCP then defers to the Cayman Islands Government travel entry application phase. The GCCP Team will work with the relevant authority to complete the travel entry form providing the applicants intent to travel and details of their proposed accommodation option for quarantine upon arrival into the Cayman Islands. Upon approval for travel entry, our GCCP Team will assist the applicant with flights.
     
  6. An application is considered complete and ready for inspection once all of the above stages are completed. This allows the applicant to present themselves to Customs and Border Control Agent (CBC) for inspection when arriving into the Cayman Islands. In addition to the official travel authorization approval, travelers must also bring along with them the GCCP required documents.
     
  7. Upon arrival into the Cayman Islands, all successful GCCP applicants will have to follow all arrival and inspection protocols as well as the relevant quarantine requirements outlined by the Cayman Islands Government. This process is subject to change based on the country's phased reopening plan. For the most updated protocols on arrival into the Cayman Islands, please visit https://www.exploregov.ky/coronavirus-returning-from-overseas
 
GCCP DOCUMENTS REMINDER:
  • Applicants must provide a job letter showing proof of employment with an entity outside of the Cayman Islands stating position and annual salary
  • Applicants must have a valid passport
  • Applicants must submit a notarized bank reference
  • Applicants must show evidence of valid and active health insurance coverage that covers COVID-19
  • Applicants and adult dependents must provide a police clearance/record or similar documentation based on applicant’s country of origin.
How long will it take for the application to be processed?
The application process takes approximately 3-4 weeks, depending on the party size.
Where/Who should I contact for more information?
All enquires for the Global Citizen Concierge Program can be submitted by email to globalcitizen@caymanislands.ky or by calling toll-free (US-only) at 1-833-418-1191.

The GCCP Command Center is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm and on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Note: these times are local to the Cayman Islands (CST)

 

What are the current travel requirements for inbound travel into the Cayman Islands?
The current requirements for travel into the Cayman Islands can be found by going to https://www.exploregov.ky/faqs/covid-19-inbound-travel
Can I fly privately to the Cayman Islands instead of on a commercial airline?

If you are intending to travel to the Cayman Islands in a private jet or charter, your aircraft operator must contact the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands (CAACI) at civil.aviation@caacayman.com for prior authorization. The Civil Aviation Authority requires up to 6 days to provide authorizations. For further information please refer to the CAACI website. Please note that prior to making any travel arrangements, you should have a Global Citizen Certificate issued to you by our team and have completed our Travel Authorization form.

Kindly access this link here for the list of pre-approved operators who may be contracted for charter services. Entities not in the list will need to obtain ad hoc permissions from the CAACI.

Once approved for the GCCP, how long is it valid for?
The GCC Certificate allows one to live in Cayman for up to 2 years. The Certificate becomes valid upon the initial entry in to the Cayman Islands; however, the applicant must enter the Cayman Islands within 12 months of the date of approval. Upon initial arrival, the Certificate is valid for 2 years. If remote employment is ever terminated, the certificate shall automatically expire on the date of termination.
Does the GCCP Certificate allow employment with a Cayman employer?
If approved for the GCCP, you are solely permitted to work remotely for companies and individuals not registered in the Cayman Islands.
Do I have to show a return ticket to enter Cayman Islands?
Since you will be arriving with a GCCP Certificate, you will not need to show a return ticket upon arrival.
Can a Global Citizen Concierge Program approval be revoked?
Director of WORC may revoke the Global Citizen Certificate of an individual who contravenes or fails to comply with the provisions of the Certificate. The GCCP regulations can be found at:  http://gazettes.gov.ky/portal/pls/portal/docs/1/13020493.PDF
Can I submit applications for all the remote workers in my company?
Yes, you may submit individual applications for each remote worker in your company.
Do I have to stay in Cayman Islands for the entire 2 year timeframe or can I travel in and out of the island at will?
You must come to Cayman within 3 months of the date your approval is granted and then you may come and go as you please. The only requirement is that one must stay in Cayman for a total of 90 days per each 12-month period. All quarantine regulations in place at the time of travel must be followed.
Will my friends and family be able to visit me?
This will depend on the travel restrictions in place at the desired time of travel. Visit this website for current information https://www.exploregov.ky/coronavirus-returning-from-overseas
If I bring my family, can my spouse or adult children obtain a temporary work permit?
Global Citizens and their dependents are not permitted to work in the Cayman Islands.
What happens if my remote position is terminated while living in Cayman?
On the termination of employment of a Global Citizen the employer of the Global Citizen shall advise the Director of WORC of that termination of employment as soon as reasonably possible but no later than thirty days after the termination of the employment and the Global Citizen Certificate shall automatically expire on the date of termination of employment.