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Key Employees

There are limitations on the length of time that persons may work in the Cayman Islands on a work permit. This is known as the person's 'term limit'. Normally, this is seven years. However, an employer may apply to the Work Permit Board or the Business Staffing Plan Board to have an employee designated as a 'key employee'. If the application is successful, the worker will be able to continue to work for the same employer in the same capacity for a further two years. If the application is unsuccessful, the worker will be required to leave the Islands upon the expiry of his final work permit under the term limit provisions of the law. Click here for frequently asked questions relating to Key Employee designation.

Last Updated: 2012-09-19