Global Citizen Concierge

Until a reopening plan for general tourism is announced, the Global Citizen Concierge is the only path to get to Cayman. With cases of COVID-19 spiking across the US & UK, The Cayman Islands’ Government (CIG) postponed the reopening of its borders for general tourism. However, the CIG has lauched did the Global Citizen Concierge Program (GCCP)  as the only path for non-citizen/non-resident travelers to legally enter Grand Cayman… for now.

So, what does that mean exactly? How is eligibility determined? What are the requirements for approval into the program? 

Before you go packing your bags, we’ll outline the program’s requirements to help you decide if it’s a good fit for you and your lifestyle. 

What Is the Global Citizen Concierge Program? 
The Global Citizen Concierge Program is a tourism initiative launched by the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism welcoming affluent, remote-working international travelers back to Grand Cayman. 

In its simplest terms, the GCCP is a  digital nomad visa where travelers meeting certain criteria are approved to reside on-island and work remotely for up to 24 months. Once approved, travelers can travel back and forth between Cayman, but must reside on-island for 90-days out of the year. 

The program was created to attract travelers—and their families—with the flexibility to work remotely and the financial means to live abroad for an extended period of time. All travelers must undergo an application screening process and pay processing fees. 

What Are the Program’s Fees? GCCP fees, listed below in US$, are as follows:
         •  $1,469 fee for up to 2 persons annually
         •  $500 for each additional dependent annually
         •  A 7% processing fee on the total application fee All fees are non-refundable.  

With zero new cases of COVID-19, Cayman provides peace of mind for families wanting to vacation safely away from the virus. 

Who Can Apply? 
Annual income requirements, listed below in US$, for the program are:
         •  $100,000 for singles
         •  $150,000 for couples
         •  $180,000 for a single/couple with one or more children 

Applicant’s must provide a letter from their employer stating their work history, position, and annual salary on company letterhead. 

What Other Documentation Is Required? 
In addition to the letter from your employer, applicants must also submit:
         •  A certificate of registration showing your employer in good standing
         •  A copy of your passport photo page
         •  A notarized bank reference and 6 months of bank statements
         •  A police background check
         •  Proof of travel health insurance for all members of your party If you meet all of the above
            criteria, residing on a COVID-free island for the winter sounds pretty tempting.