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Relocation

We Help You Escape to Paradise

Grand Cayman began as a home to privateers and pirates. Today it is the home of bankers, divers, elite investors and professional beach bums – great people from all walks of life who have discovered that the secret to success is a laid-back life in the Caribbean with a vigorous dose of high-class living!

We at West Indies Brokers want to assist with your escape plan. Our relocation management services provide a single point of coordination to meet all your relocation needs. Our bespoke service is designed to take the stress off you and your family as you navigate your way through the Cayman Islands relocation process. We understand the issues you face; we deal with them daily for our clients, and we are experts at listening. We take the time to understand your needs and provide a turnkey, bespoke solution that gets you, your family, your business, even your car and your yacht, safely relocated from anywhere in the world to our spectacular Cayman Islands.

Finding a Property

The natural beauty of the Cayman Islands, combined with a stable government, affluent population, and sophisticated infrastructure, has created one of the region’s strongest real estate markets. Grand Cayman has provided long-term sustainable growth since its first tourism-oriented developments 50 years ago. Properties have averaged an annual increase in value exceeding 12% for the last 15 years straight. For the highest-end properties currently valued at over US$2 million, the annual increase in value is even higher.

West Indies Brokers provides a bespoke service for each of its investors looking for Cayman Islands real estate for sale. Being a proud member of the Cayman Islands Real Estate Brokers Association, we provide a comprehensive picture into the Grand Cayman real estate market. Without doubt, we know Cayman real estate inside out, having been intimately involved in the business for the last 24 years.

We source distinguished Cayman Islands properties for distinguished clients from all around the world. We specialize in the high-end sector of the market, buying and selling property for our high-net-worth investors looking for solid returns in local luxury real estate, including oceanfront and canal-front properties, lifestyle properties, investment properties, commercial properties and much more. In short, we provide a bespoke real estate presentation package tailored specifically for you, your family, your company or your offshore trust. You tell us your requirements and we take it from there.

We listen to our clients’ investment needs and concerns, evaluate long and short-term property investment agendas and make the most astute recommendations for the protection of your investment. We get great satisfaction from formulating that perfect investment proposal for our clients. We simply enjoy what we do, and we are good at it!

When you come to our shores, you escape to a five-star paradise. Our membership in CIREBA means we have at our fingertips a full inventory of all the luxury homes for sale in Grand Cayman and the Sister Islands at any time.

Some of the basic services we provide to clients looking to buy Cayman Islands properties include:

  • Screening and shortlisting property selections.
  • Reviewing and negotiating lease agreement terms to ensure competitive rental agreements.
  • Arranging in-person and virtual residential and/or commercial viewings.

Immigration & Residency

Property owners can apply for permanent residency, allowing unrestricted time in the Cayman Islands. The main requirements are property ownership exceeding US$1,219,513, payment of a one-time fee of approximately US$18,000, a clean police record and strong bank and personal references. Grand Cayman boasts a vibrant community of both full and part-time residents who are successful business people, investors and entrepreneurs, and the Islands encourages residency applications. Immigration services we provide include:

  • COVID-19 – Work remotely with a Global Citizen Certificate.
  • Work permits.
  • Permanent residency.
  • Nationalization.
  • Student visas.
  • Review procedures with client.
  • Coordinate your transfer/Cayman application process.

Corporate Setup/Relocation

Moving a company to the Cayman Islands, or starting a new one here, is a streamlined and straightforward process. But you will need to follow procedure and have your paperwork ready. Corporation relocation services provided by our sister company FCM Ltd. take all the guesswork and tedious information-sorting out of the process, making sure everything is done in a timely and correct manner. The range of corporate services we provide include:

  • Registered office/agent services.
  • Company formation.
  • Director and officers capacity services.
  • Nominee capacity services.
  • Corporate secretary capacity services.
  • Corporate administration and management.
  • Specialized entities, segregated cell, foundation, LLPs and LLCs.
  • Management consulting.
  • Managing director services.
  • Voluntary and court appointed liquidator.
  • Cayman Islands vessel registration and local representation.
  • Client relation services.

Getting Settled

Moving is stressful, moving to another country even more so. The first few weeks or months in a new environment can be a difficult time for everybody concerned, particularly if you do not have everything organized or lack assistance in getting settled into your new Caribbean life. You will be dealing with a new home, unfamiliar roads, new jobs, new schools and all the minor frustrations of setting up a new existence in a new country. West Indies Brokers is here to melt all that stress and confusion away. We will work with you in numerous ways to make your transition as smooth as possible, including:

  • Providing community orientation services.
  • Assistance in opening a local bank account and registration at your embassy/consulate.
  • Coordinating the installation of utilities, cable TV, internet, etc.
  • Support for your transferee and family for three months regarding all local concerns and issues

It is compulsory for all children aged between five- and 17-years old living in the Cayman Islands to attend school. The school system here is excellent, but available spaces are in short supply. West Indies Brokers assists its relocating clients with services geared towards settling school-aged children into the Cayman education system, including:

  • Explaining and clarifying the differences between Cayman Islands school options. 
  • Reviewing the availability of schools.
  • Arranging school/kindergarten appointments and tours.

Ready to Relocate?

Our Cayman Islands relocation team will walk you through your options, requirements, procedures and timing to ensure a smooth process.