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Cayman Islands relaxes immigration policy for business visitors

Premier Alden McLaughlin

San Juan, Dec 15 (EFE).- The Cayman Islands government has approved amendments to its immigration policy to allow short-term business travelers to remain in the country for up to 10 working days without the need to obtain a work permit.

The changes will mostly help individuals who travel for business meetings or short assignments to the British overseas territory, online newspaper Cayman Compass said Monday.

The publication said Premier Alden McLaughlin’s government is planning a proposal to offer a “pilot VIP program” that involves fast-tracking business visitors through immigration and customs.

Another significant change will affect visitors with property in the Cayman Islands, who will now receive a permit to stay for up to six months at a time without any need to “check in” with the Immigration Department, the newspaper said.

Current immigration policy requires business visitors to obtain a work permit to enter Cayman Islands for up to four times each year.