For companies operating or establishing a business presence in the Cayman Islands, or individuals wanting to make Cayman a permanent or semi-permanent home, immigration can be a daunting experience, especially with changing regulations. We provide a one-stop shop for new companies, where company formation and immigration aspects can be handled simultaneously, and specially tailored advice for individuals to help you navigate the complexities and achieve the desired outcomes.
Your Conyers immigration team has extensive unmatched experience not just in the specialised field of immigration law but also of government policy on immigration, including valuable insight into how applications are determined by decisionmakers at Workforce Opportunities Residency Cayman (WORC). The team is headed by expert immigration lawyer Christopher Eakin, who, before joining Conyers, worked for more than 20 years as a senior policy adviser in the Cayman Islands Government in the field of immigration. Through his extensive knowledge and direct involvement in the development of immigration policy over this period, including legal and legislative aspects, he is regarded as an authority in the field.
We assist and advise: individuals already based in Cayman with personal immigration needs, including those seeking permanent residence; companies in or relocating to the Cayman Islands from other jurisdictions; high net worth individuals seeking residence by investment; property developers, and recording artists and performers; and work permit holders who are seeking to make the transition through permanent residence and British Overseas Territories Citizenship to becoming Caymanian.
Our immigration lawyers work closely with Conyers’ other market-leading practices, including Corporate, Employment, Insurance & Reinsurance, Finance, and Private Client, where immigration advice is required, to offer an integrated service.
We advise on:
- Options for Permanent Residence in the Cayman Islands
- Residence by Investment programmes
- Immigration options for retiring in the Cayman Islands
- Immigration considerations for companies operating or establishing a business presence in the Cayman Islands
- Immigration aspects of operating a business in the Special Economic Zone
- Naturalisation as a British Overseas Territories Citizen/registration as a British Citizen
- Becoming Caymanian
- Work permits
- Visa and visitor requirements