Immigration FAQs


Frequently Asked Questions

What Immigration Services Are Offered by CML?

Our team are experienced in both employer and individual immigration needs ranging from work permit applications to naturalization and status applications. Our full list of services includes:

Work Permits:
✓ Temporary Work Permit
✓ Temporary Work Permit Extension
✓ Work Permit Grant
✓ Work Permit Renewal
✓ Work Permit Amendment
✓ JobsCayman Advertisement
✓ Advertisement Waiver
✓ Cancellation/Refund/Release/Additional Information Letters
✓ Deferral Responses
✓ Renewal Payment/Passport Endorsement/Re-Entry Stamp
✓ Permission to Continue to Work
✓ Work Permit Exemption Request
✓ Visitor’s Work Visa
✓ Business Visitor’s Permit

Permanent Residency:
✓ PR Annual Declaration
✓ Permanent Residency (8+ years)
✓ Permanent Residency (Substantial Business Presence)
✓ Permanent Residency (Persons of Independent Means)
✓ Permanent Residency (Dependent of Permanent Resident +18)
✓ Variation to PR

Residency and Employment Rights Certificate (RERC):
✓ RERC – Spouse of PR Holder
✓ RERC – Spouse of Caymanian

Naturalization/Caymanian Status:
✓ Naturalization
✓ Cayman Status
✓ Continuation of Cayman Status
✓ Acknowledgment (to be Caymanian)

Business Staffing Plans:
✓ BSP Amendment
✓ BSP Grant/Renewals
✓ Professional Services/Consultation

Additional Services:
✓ Translation of Documents Coordination
✓ Document Requisition
✓ Notary Services
✓ Courier Service
✓ Fee Assessment
✓ Jobs Cayman Setup

How Much Does it Cost to Utilize CML’s Immigration Services?

As we offer a wide variety of services, our costing models vary based on your individual or company needs. Once you reach out for a no-commitment consultation, our team will discuss fees and options to find a solution that works for you.

What Does the Process Look Like?

It all starts with a no-commitment consultation where a member of our team will speak with you to understand what your specific needs are and how best we can assist in the process. We will then talk you through a bespoke action plan, providing detailed checklists, and requesting any initial information needed to help right from the start. It doesn’t stop there though – we are here for you all year round to help ensure you maintain compliance at every step of the way.

How Long Will it Take to Hear Back About Applications That CML Submits On My Behalf? *

✓ Standard Temporary Work Permit: 7-10 working days
✓ Expedited Temporary Work Permit: 72 hours
✓ Work Permit Grant or Renewal: 4-6 weeks
✓ Permanent Residency 8+ years: 2-3 months
✓ Permanent Residency Variation: 2-3 months
✓ Right to Be Caymanian: 3 months
✓ Naturalisation: 2 months

*Please note, these processing times are subject to change based on WORC processing timelines that are out of the control of CML. Our team will keep you updated of any changes to the expected processing times as we are made aware of them.

Why Use CML’s Services?

CML has developed a strong working relationship with the Cayman Islands Department of Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC) over the course of many years of successful work on behalf of our clients, and we have a good understanding of what it takes to navigate this difficult process smoothly.

Frequent changes and refinements within the Cayman Islands Immigration Laws and Regulations means there are always new twists and turns popping up in the process, and we ensure we are ahead of the curve when these changes come in so that we can help you understand what is needed to ensure the smoothest experience. Our team are here to manage the entire process, reducing the stress for you so you can focus on what matters.

Schedule a Consultation

Do you still have questions or are you interested in learning more about our immigration services? Speak with one of our Immigration Consultants today to see how we can assist you; call +1 (345) 949 1345 to speak to a member of our team.

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