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B2 - BSP - Work Permit Grant Form

Use this form:

When you wish to apply for the grant of a Work Permit by the Business Staffing Plan Board.

Submission requirements (see checklist):

In submitting this form you should enclose the following (where applicable):

  1. Application

    • All Applications and supporting forms to the application should be printed on regular size, plain, white paper and duly completed.
      • Coloured paper, stock card, letterhead, or parchment/transfer papers are all unacceptable.
    • All forms should be submitted in the correct format which includes the title pages and immigration logos.
    • Forms should be in the correct page number order and there should be no missing page.
    • Ensure that the Business Staffing Plan number for the employee is the next available number in the plan. E.g. if position #2 is taken and #3 and #4 are available then #3 must be used before #4 can be used, unless the applicant is replacing an employee in position #2.
    • Please ensure compliance with conditions set within the Business Staffing Plan e.g. Regulations 6 conditions.
    • If the position is not included in the plan, the new title must be requested to be added within the cover letter and an additional non-refundable application fee of CI$100 must be included.

  2. Cover Letter
  3. The employer must provide a letter addressed to the Secretary of the Business Staffing Plan Board identifying clearly the position in the company's valid Business Staffing Plan Certificate for which the prospective employee is required and why.

  4. Advertisements
  5. If the job for which the prospective employee is required is listed in the Business Staffing Plan Certificate as one which must be advertised, the prospective employer must do the following:

    • advertise the position in a local newspaper for at least two issues for two consecutive weeks
    • forward all responses received from Caymanians, people married to Caymanians and permanent residents as to why they were not suitable candidates for the position to the Business Staffing Plan Board along with copies of their CVs when submitting the work permit application provide to the Business Staffing Plan Board
    • provide a copy of each advertisement (full page of the newspaper showing the date) when submitting the work permit application.
      • The advertisement must contain the following information:
        • a full and accurate description of the job to be filled; and
        • a full and accurate description of the qualifications the prospective employer considers are necessary for carrying out the job;
        • the number of years’ experience required;
        • the name and address of the employer or agency; and
        • indication of the salary range

  6. Fees
  7. At the time of application the following fees must be paid:

    • non-refundable administrative filing fee
    • work permit grant fee for the appropriate employment category
    • dependant fee
    • repatriation fee for prospective employee and each dependant, if any

  8. Caymanian Applicants
  9. Attach the resumes of all Caymanian applicants. In the Employer section of the application, include the National Workforce Development Agency (NWDA) Job ID Number(s). For each referral, explain why the Caymanian(s) was not hired for the position.

    Further information can be obtained at the NWDA website: www.nwda.gov.ky.

  10. Education
  11. Please provide certified copies of newly acquired educational certificates/ diplomas/ degrees.

  12. Resume/CV
  13. Please provide a copy of the applicant’s resume/curriculum vitae.

  14. Police Clearance Certificate
  15. A certified and signed police clearance certificate with respect to the prospective employee and their dependent spouse, if applicable, from their home district or last place of residence and issued within six months preceding the date of application.

  16. Medical Questionnaire
  17. Unless the prospective employee has submitted a medical questionnaire in the six months prior to this application for the grant of a work permit, one must now be provided. Part 1 must be completed by the prospective employee; Part 2 must be completed by their physician and should bear his/her signature and seal or stamp. The original lab report showing the HIV/VDRL test results must also be provided. The HIV/VDRL tests must be taken within the six months preceding your application for the grant of a work permit. Note: HIV/VDRL lab reports are not acceptable from Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Honduras and Nicaragua. Prospective workers from these regions will be required to re-take the HIV/VDRL tests once in the Cayman Islands.

    Original medical questionnaires are also required for an accompanying spouse and any children over the age of eighteen.

  18. Photographs

    • One full-face photograph (passport size)
    • Print name and date of birth on the back of the photograph.
    • The photograph must be in colour and taken within the past 12 months, full face (shoulders and above), with no head covering.
    • The photograph must a have a white background.
    • The photograph size should be between 45mm by 35mm (1.77 inches by 1.38 inches) and 63mm by 50mm (2.5 inches by 2 inches).
    • The photograph should be un-mounted and printed on normal photographic paper.
    • The photograph resolution must be at least 800 dots per square inch. Blurred photographs will not be accepted.
    • Stick-on labels will not be accepted.

  19. Cuban National
  20. Please provide certified copy of Cuban Visa.

  21. Trade & Business Licence
  22. Where the Trade & Business Licence has expired, a copy of the receipt of payment for the renewal from employer is needed.

    Where the employer is licenced by another body other than the Trade & Business Licencing Board, proof of current licence or copy of the receipt of payment for the renewal is required.

  23. Release Letter
  24. A release letter where the applicant is changing jobs prior to the expiry of their current work permit from employer is required. Where one is not forthcoming, a letter of explanation and any supporting documentation is required.

  25. Birth/Marriage Certificates
  26. If adding for the first time, a spouse or a child on the work permit renewal application form, the relationship to the employee must be proved by submitting marriage licence & birth certificates as appropriate.

  27. Private School
  28. Please provide a letter from a private school/university confirming acceptance/ attendance for your child. If over eighteen years old, the conformation/attendance letter must be submitted annually.

  29. Section 52 (10) application (to coincide with spouse): An affidavit and certified copy of marriage certificate.

  30. English language requirements
  31. Prior to arrival in the Islands, a prospective employee whose first language is not English is required to take the overseas English language testing (ELT). This testing requirement is envisioned to be more accommodating and convenient as it will enable persons to make appointments and sit tests in his/her own country prior to travelling to the Cayman Islands.

    Further details may be found on the English Language Testing page.

Additional supporting documentation is required if the prospective employee is to be employed in the following employment sectors/positions:

  • Hospitality Industry
  • If the prospective employee is to be employed as a diver, a copy of their PADI/NAUI certification must be provided.

  • Professional/Managerial Positions
  • Notarized copies of the prospective employee's professional qualifications must be provided.

    • In the case of health practitioners/nurses etc., please provide a certified copy of their licence to practice by the Health Practitioners Board.
    • In the case of teachers, please provide a certified copy of their licencing from the Educational Council.
    • In the case of professionals within the financial services industry whose positions are regulated by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA), please provide written approval for Senior Finance/Banking professional from the CIMA.

  • Farming
  • Please provide a certified copy of certification from the Department of Agriculture.

  • Veterinary
  • Please provide approval from Veterinary Board.

  • Employment Agency
  • Please provide proof of past and future employment for the applicant.

  • Security Officer
  • Please provide a copy of licence from the Royal Cayman Islands Police (RCIP).

  • Entertainment
  • Please provide approval from the Music Association.

  • Skilled/Supervisory Positions
  • Please provide notarized copies of the prospective employee's qualifications and details of the skills they possess that are relevant and required for the position for which they are proposing to be employed.

  • Domestic/Nanny/Caregiver
  • Where the prospective employee is to care for the elderly or infirm, a supporting letter from a medical doctor should be provided which gives details of their medical condition.Where caring for a child/children the birth certificates of the child/children being cared for must be provided, unless these documents were previously provided.

    Provide Proof of Employment via an Employment/Job letter stating occupation and salary.

    If Self employed, provide an Employment Letter stating occupation and salary, together with a copy of current Trade and Business Licence and proof of pay, for example an original pay slip or bank statements.

  • Construction Industry
  • Please provide a copy of Immigration Form A (or a list of clients including addresses and telephone numbers) and copies of signed contracts, from employer, redacted where appropriate. In addition, building permits for all on-going construction projects and those to be undertaken should be provided to supplement the application (if available).

    • Plumbers: Please provide a copy of the prospective employee's current licence from the Water Authority authorising them to operate as a plumber.
    • Electricians: Please provide a copy of the prospective employee's current licence from the Electrical Board of Examiners authorising them to operate as an electrician. The employer must also provide the ratio of electricians to electrical helpers employed within the company.

  • Janitorial & Gardening Services
  • Please provide copies of signed contracts/agreements for provision of gardening or janitorial services that are in operation at the time of application or are to be undertaken.

  • Drivers
  • Please provide a notarized copy of the prospective employee's licence from the Public Transport Board for the appropriate category of vehicle.

Send the completed application to:

The Secretary to the Business Staffing Plan Board
P.O. Box 1098
Grand Cayman, KY1-1102
CAYMAN ISLANDS

What happens next?

If the application is approved, an approval licence will be mailed or emailed to you notifying you of the decision and setting out the terms and conditions upon which the worker may work.
If the application is refused, there is a right of appeal to the Immigration Appeals Tribunal under Section 15 but such appeal must be submitted within 28 days of the decision being communicated.

Under the Law an applicant is required to provide a complete application which has been defined as above. Failure to comply with the above could result in a refusal by the Board.


B2 - BSP - Work Permit Grant Form
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