Moving to Cayman for some is a no brainer. An opportunity to live out your days on a gorgeous tropical island with endless sun and a care-free attitude real-world folk crave on a daily basis.
For others, making the move is a huge life-changing decision that isn't to be taken lightly. Doing your research and making sure this is somewhere you can actually see yourself living and working is a vital step in the thought process.
We've tried to make it a little easier for you with a few tips from the pros over at Affinity Recruitment - here's a few useful things to know when moving to the Cayman Islands.
Before coming to Cayman, make sure you have proof of any professional memberships, and copies of your employment contract, university/college degree and immigration documents.
Get photocopies and bank references and any records you have with credit companies. This will help you when you look to open a bank account in Cayman.
Get a letter from your car insurance carrier that shows your claim record, this will help you when you come to buy insurance over here.
Bring your driver’s license with you.
You won't get taxed in the Cayman Islands; but before you leave your home country, you should research the tax implications of moving here.
There are several phone & internet companies in the Cayman Islands, which offers a wide range of mobile, landline and internet services.
Most banks are open from Monday to Thursday, 9am-4pm and Friday until 4:30pm. Some branches are open until 1pm on Saturday.
Businesses and grocery stores are closed on Sunday, except bars, restaurants, and some shops.
The healthcare system in the Cayman Islands is a good. If you are on medication, get a bumper prescription in your home country before the move, so you have just enough to keep you going until you find a new doctor.