Currently, real estate sales in the Cayman Islands are at record numbers, both in the number, and in the values, of the properties being purchased. Buyers are attracted to the Cayman Islands for our low crime rates, first world infrastructure with upmarket...
The Cayman Islands offers many exciting opportunities and incentives for individuals and businesses, making it a popular destination for those looking to relocate. Cayman Islands immigration is not straightforward, so it is important to have expert guidance on immigration and relocation matters. It also pays to get the right advice when setting up a business in the Cayman Islands, whether living here as a resident or relocating.
At Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries, we offer comprehensive Cayman Islands immigration and permanent residency advice to people looking to relocate to the Cayman Islands from all over the world. Our local legal services team can also assist with clients’ business needs, providing a complete service for establishing yourself and your business in the Cayman Islands.
Our Cayman Islands immigration lawyers can assist with matters such as:
- Short-term visitor work visas
- Business visitor permits
- Temporary and long-term work permits
- Cayman Islands permanent residency
- Residency certificates
- Cayman naturalisation
- The right to be Caymanian applications
- Appeals to the Immigration Appeals Tribunal
- Comprehensive Cayman Islands relocation services
Our immigration service is closely integrated with our commercial offering, with oversight by our Head of Local Legal Services Buck Grizzel. Buck has over 20 years of experience assisting companies, businesspeople and real estate investors to relocate to the Cayman Islands. He is also a former Chairman of the Immigration Appeals Tribunal.
We also offer real estate legal services for persons looking to lease or purchase property in the Cayman Islands. Immigration matters, setting up a company and buying property in the Cayman Islands are oftentimes closely interlinked and the right legal advice can go a long way in helping you save time and costs.
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Cayman Islands immigration and local legal services
If you wish to visit the Cayman Islands for less than 10 days, you will normally not need a work visa. If you need to stay for longer than 10 days, our team can help you to identify which type of Cayman Islands work visa you need and support you through making an application.
If your business employs an overseas resident who will be coming to the Cayman Islands regularly for short periods throughout the year, they may need a business visitor’s permit. Our Cayman Islands immigration lawyers can advise on this requirement and help you to secure a permit.
Whether you wish to work in the Cayman Islands on a short or long term basis, you will usually need a Cayman Islands temporary or annual work permit. We can identify what type of permit you need and assist with securing the necessary permit as quickly as possible.
If you wish to become a permanent resident of the Cayman Islands, our team can advise on the various routes for doing so and give you the best chance of securing permanent residency as quickly as possible.
A residency certificate gives you the right to reside in the Cayman Islands for up to 25 years and can be renewed. This does not give you the right to work in the Cayman Islands. Our team can help you to obtain a Cayman Islands residency certificate and assist with renewing your residency when required.
There are various methods to Cayman Islands naturalisation and securing the right to be Caymanian; including through ancestry, marriage and holding British Overseas Territories Citizenship. Our Cayman Islands immigration attorneys can help you with your specific needs, making sure you achieve the status for which you qualify.
Immigration appeals can be very challenging, so expert support is absolutely essential. As a former Chairman of the Immigration Appeals Tribunal, our Head of Local Legal Services Buck Grizzel is knowledgeable on the process and is ideally placed to advise on Cayman Islands immigration appeals, with our firm having a very high success rate for our clients.
If you and/or your business are relocating to the Cayman Islands, there are many different issues you will need to consider and take care of. We can provide a complete relocation service to ensure all of your needs are met and that every legal issue is properly handled.