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Tuesday April 13th, 2021


The Global Citizen Programme is a new initiative from the Cayman Islands Government that allows qualified professionals to continue working in their current jobs outside of Cayman whilst living in the Cayman Islands for up to 2 years. Cayman benefits from a tropical climate, world class amenities, close proximity to Florida, and its containment of COVID-19.

A Global Citizen Certificate does not require the holder to earn Cayman citizenship. It is simply a way for professionals to live and enjoy the Cayman Islands, whilst supporting themselves with income earned abroad.

Certificate holders must be physically present in Cayman for a minimum of 90 days total in any year during the period of the certificate and shall not offer or provide goods or services to any person or entity in Cayman.  The certificate will expire or terminate upon the termination of the certificate holder’s employment.


The applicant will need to provide for himself proof of employment/income (minimum of US$100,000), proof of legal existence of the employer, bank reference, proof of identity, police clearance certificate and proof of health insurance.

The applicant may include dependents on the application. For the purposes of Cayman Islands law, a dependent is defined as the spouse/civil partner of that person, or one of the following relations of that person, namely a child, step-child, adopted child, grandchild, parent, step-parent, grandparent, brother, sister, half-brother, half-sister, being, in each case, wholly or substantially dependent upon that person. Dependents do not include, caregiver, nanny, au pair, common law relationships, etc.
In the case of dependents, the applicant will need to submit proof of identity, evidence of marital status/civil partnership, birth certificate or adoption orders for dependent children, police clearance certificate for persons over 18 years, and proof of health insurance.

Global Citizen Certificate Fees are as follows:

  • Global Citizen Concierge Certificate Fee up to 2 persons: US$1,469 per annum
  • Global Citizen Concierge Certificate Fee for each dependent: US$500 per dependent, per annum
  • Credit Card Processing Fee: 7% of total application fee


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Please note that this briefing is intended to provide a very general overview of the matters to which it relates and is not intended as legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. 

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