In this section we give you all the information you need to make your move to the Cayman Islands as smooth as possible. While the process of moving to Cayman may seem daunting it’s actually very straight forward. In this section we take you through all the steps to make your move to paradise a reality!
To start with we provide up to date and accurate information on the Cayman's immigration policy, our entry requirements whether as a holder of a work permit, a high net worth individual retiring here, or a student coming to school here. We list all the different immigration, work permit, permanent resident options, and who to help if you need further advice.
In order to give you an idea of what life will look like for you and your family in Cayman we have provided a list of things to consider before your move such as the cost of moving, how much capital you will need to set yourself up in Cayman and whether your family can join you. We also breakdown the cost of living in Cayman, which is one of the most expensive places in the world to live. Check out the cost of living for both a couple without children and a family of four, plus details on average rent costs, monthly expenses and the cost of health care, groceries and more.
When you are ready to start the moving process, we offer information on the three main options for shipping your possessions to the Cayman Islands so you can decide which one works best for you. We provide advice on what to bring/what not to bring, make recommendations for reputable shipping companies and explain the customs clearance process. Learn more about duty costs and how long new arrivals have to have to ship their belongings duty free.
Finally, if you have a pet thatyou wish to bring with you to the Cayman Islands, we offer insight and advice on how to go about the process. We provide detailed information on current regulations and laws, restrictions on importing pets from various countries and the limitations on importing specific breeds of dogs, plus insider tips on making the process easier.
Then once you have worked those details out we explain how to buy a car and license it; how to get a phone and internet service; how to connect your utilities; where the supermarkets are and what is special about each of them; we list the schools and how to register your children for a place; and we suggest ways to meet people, sports you can get involved in or social clubs you can join. In fast Cayman Resident will probably answer all the questions you had wanted answering and 50 more than you had not thought of asking! Good luck! You are on a very very exciting new path!