Residency by investment.

Embark on a journey to secure permanent residency in the Cayman Islands – an enticing opportunity for individuals of independent means or qualified business investors.

The benefits of Cayman Islands residency

Experience a host of advantages with Cayman Islands residency:

  • No restriction on foreign ownership of land
  • No direct taxation: Enjoy freedom from corporate, capital gains, inheritance, personal income, or recurring property taxes
  • Convenient location: Nonstop flights to London Heathrow and major North American cities, including a 70-minute flight to Miami, make the Cayman Islands easily accessible
  • Sophisticated infrastructure: Benefit from modern hospitals, reliable telecommunications, quality education, and a strong infrastructure
  • Strong and stable economy: Experience an estimated 3.4% growth in 2019, positioning the Cayman Islands as a leading financial center
  • Safe and welcoming community: Low crime rates, a democratic government, and a judiciary based on English common law contribute to a secure and friendly environment
  • High-quality amenities: Enjoy top-notch shops, services, hotels, and restaurants, all amidst a friendly and educated population
  • Depending on your chosen residency certificate and your desired progression towards citizenship, specific requirements dictate the number of days you and your dependents must spend in the jurisdiction each year. Our team at RE/MAX Cayman Islands is here to offer detailed insights tailored to your situation


Four residency options

Lifetime grant to reside

Minimum investment US$2.4m

Secure a lifetime grant to reside in the Cayman Islands with a minimum investment of US$2.4 million in developed real estate. This certificate allows both the holder and their spouse the option to work, extending the pathway to Cayman Islands and British Citizenship for the entire family, without surrendering existing citizenships.

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Business investment of US$1.2+

Renewable 25-year residency

Enjoy a 25-year (renewable) Certificate of Direct Investment, enabling residence and work in the Cayman Islands. With a minimum investment of US$1.2million in a licensed employment-generating business, the holder, along with qualifying dependents, can savor luxury living. A minimum of 90 days’ residence in Cayman per year is required. While it doesn’t lead to citizenship, it provides an opportunity to contribute without major ownership

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Renewable 25-year residency

Minimum investment US$1.2m

Embark on a 25-year (renewable) journey with a minimum investment of US$1.2 million, with at least 50% in developed residential real estate. This certificate, designed for the holder and qualifying dependents, doesn’t provide work rights or a citizenship path but offers investment flexibility, allowing up to 50% in land, pre-construction property, or local ventures. Ongoing requirements include an annual income of US$150,000 or a local deposit of US$500,000, with a minimum 30 days’ residence in Cayman per year.

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Business presence

Renewable 25-year residency

Opt for a 25-year (renewable) Residency Certificate, allowing the holder and qualifying dependents to reside and work in the Cayman Islands. Tailored for those with a substantial business presence, this option requires no real estate investment, granting flexibility to work in invested businesses or at a senior management level. With only 90 days of residence in Cayman per year, it offers an ideal blend of luxury and professional pursuits.

Helpful resources

In addition to the guide above, leverage valuable resources as you embark on your journey towards residency by investment in the Cayman Islands. Our team at RE/MAX Cayman Islands, armed with extensive experience and local knowledge, is dedicated to assisting you at every step. Recognizing that acquiring property is not just a transaction but a life-changing decision, we offer guidance on immigration, banking, schools, healthcare, mortgages, travel, and more. With RE/MAX Cayman Islands, you’re not just buying real estate; you’re investing in a lifestyle choice that aligns with your aspirations.

Useful resources

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