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Persons of Independent Means and Investors

The Cayman Islands Government offers five Immigration products for wealthy, private investors and senior executives who are seeking long-term residence in the Cayman Islands.

1. Certificate of Permanent Residency for Persons of Independent Means (Form R5)  Persons who invest a minimum of two million Cayman Islands' Dollars in developed real estate in the Cayman Islands may apply for a Certificate of Permanent Residence for Persons of Independent Means. As the Certificate title denotes, a holder has the right to reside indefinitely in the Cayman Islands. A holder will also have the option of seeking naturalization as a British Overseas Territories Citizen and, thereafter, the right to be Caymanian. A holder and his spouse may also have their permission to remain varied to allow the right to work in the Cayman Islands. For further details of this residence facility, please click here.

2. Residency Certificate for Persons of Independent Means Form R2 - This facility is for persons who wish to reside long-term in the Cayman Islands without the right to work. Applicants will be required to demonstrate that they have invested a prescribed minimum amount in developed real estate in the Islands and that they meet certain financial standing requirements. A successful applicant will be granted permission to reside in the Islands for a period of 25 years (renewable). This residence type cannot be varied to allow the right to work. For full details of this residence facility, please click here.

3. Certificate of Direct Investment  Form R8   The Certificate of Direct Investment is for persons who invest, or propose to invest, a minimum prescribed amount in a licensed employment generating business in the Cayman Islands and in which he/she will exercise substantial management control. An applicant must demonstrate a substantial business track record or an entrepreneurial background, including specific professional, technical and other knowledge relevant and necessary to carry on the business. For full details of this residence facility, please click here.

4. Residency Certificate (Substantial Business Presence) Form R6 This facility is for persons who invest in, or who are employed in a senior management capacity within, an approved category of business in the Cayman Islands. A successful applicant is granted a Residency Certificate valid for 25 years (renewable) which entitles him to reside in the Islands and to work in the business in which he has invested or is employed in a senior management capacity. For full details of this residence facility, please click here.

 

Last updated: 2017-06-12