We have great news for anyone currently working from home that is looking for a change of scenery. In an effort to bring more visitors to countries that rely heavily on tourism, many places like Aruba, Barbados, and Dubai have started offering visas to remote workers. The Cayman Islands recently joined the list of countries welcoming digital nomads with the launch of their Global Citizen Concierge program.
Achieving Work-Life Balance
The Global Citizen Concierge program will allow digital nomads to work from the Cayman Islands for up to two years. Imagine going for a morning stroll on Seven Mile Beach, taking a swim during your lunch break, and ending your day with an amazing dining experience. We don't know about you, but it seems the dream of balancing work and life is finally achievable.
Who can qualify for the program?
Individual applicants must provide proof of an annual salary of at least $100,000. While this seems a bit steep, if you apply with a partner the total income split between each person is slightly less. Couples must have an income of at least $150,000 or $180,000 if they have a child.
In addition to income requirements, applicants must provide a valid passport, proof that they are employed by an entity outside the Cayman Islands, a notarized bank reference letter, proof of health insurance, and a non-refundable application fee of $1,469. All applicants are also subject to background checks.
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People who qualify for the program can choose to live on any of the three islands — Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, or Little Cayman -— each of which has its own unique identity and vibe. While the Caymans are known for being among the more pricier destinations in the caribbean, there are affordable living options for single people and couples who wish to stay for longer. Opting for a smaller apartment that is not located right on the beach will allow for some extra savings to make the move financially worth it. Airbnbs usually offer significant discounts to those staying for longer periods of time, so it is worth contacting the hosts privately to see what type of discount you can get based on how long you plan to stay.
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