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Permanent Residence Points System

Please be advised that the Points System Self Assessment Tool

(The Ready Reckoner) is offline due to maintenance.

 

The current Permanent Residency Points System is contained in the THE IMMIGRATION (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS, 2015 as amended by the Immigration (Amendment) Regulations, 2017.

 

 

FACTOR

COMPONENTS

MAXIMUM POINTS

Factor 1 – Occupation

(see note 1)

Current Occupation
 

Priority Occupation

15

Factor 2 – Education, Training and Experience

Professional or Vocational Education, Training and Experience
 

25

Factor 3 - Local Investments

Investments in Real Property and/or Locally Licensed Company
 

30

Factor 4 - Financial Stability

Cash and savings held locally
 

Salary and income
 

15

Factor 5 – Community Minded/Integration into the Caymanian Community

Contributions directly impacting Caymanians
 

Contributions directly impacting the Community

20

Factor 6 - History and Culture Test

Test on Caymanian History, Tradition, Customs, and Current Events
 

20

Factor 7 – Possessing Close Caymanian Connection

Parent, Grandparent, Child, or Sibling of a Caymanian and Cuban nationals who hold permission to reside in the Islands on the basis of a close Caymanian family connection
 

100

Factor 8 –Demographic and Cultural Diversity
 

 Points are awarded based on an applicant's country of origin. Countries with fewer residents represented will receive more points than countries with higher degrees of representation

10

Factor 9 – Age Distribution
 

 Points are allocated based on the number of working years that an applicant has remaining before retirement

10

Factor 10 - Deductible Components
 

Criminal Convictions
 

Health Issues
 

Administrative Fines Levied
 

Inadequate Pension
 

Mistreatment of Fellow Workers

 

100

(points may be deducted)

 

Note 1: Currently, applicants receive the maximum of 15 points regardless of their occupation.