Advice on moving

Old Aug 2nd 2015, 3:41 pm
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Hi

My husband and I want to move to the Cayman Islands in early 2016, and would like some advice please.

We're both British citizens, I am a fully qualified ACCA accountant with 3 years post qualified experience (I'm from the Isle of Man originally so I also have some offshore experience) and my husband runs a web development company and can work from anywhere so he won't need a job.

Would it be difficult for me to receive a work permit? Are there lots of jobs for expats?

I will start applying for positions while we're still in the UK but apparently companies will not take my application seriously if I'm not in the Cayman Islands already - is it too risky to move without a job or is the job market strong?

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Old Aug 4th 2015, 7:16 pm
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You can't move there without a job so you'll have to start applying from overseas. You can visit and stay 28 days as a tourist. Who told you they wont take your application seriously?
If you earn enough then he can be a dependent on your visa which will allow him to live there.
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Thank you for your response. I will start contacting recruitment company's now to get the ball rolling and also contact company's directly. Thanks again.

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Who told you they wont take your application seriously?
I read it on a blog about moving to the Caymans. It makes sense, the same thing happened when I moved to London, recruitment agencies receive lots of applications from people all over the world who have no real intention of moving over but apply off the cuff.
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Don't believe everything you read on the internet - 99% of it is bullshit

Contact the recruitment company's in Cayman too - Affinity, Stepping Stones, Baraud, CML.

Have you worked in Hedge funds/Private Equity?
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There are plenty of jobs here - don't worry about that! The problem here is the Work Permit - which is issued to the employer, not the employee. You can't rely on getting a permanent-job offer until an employer has seen you face to face. It happens, of course; I know many expats who have been hired on the basis of a telephone interview. But I also know many employers who have begun the Work Permit process for a prospective employee who didn't turn up, and have vowed never to hire "blind" again.
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