Working as a freelancer in the Cayman Islands

Hi,

A lot of expats dream of becoming self-employed: we would like to help you to make that dream come true.

Can foreigners work as self-employed in the Cayman Islands? What are the formalities to work as a freelancer?

What are the pros and cons of this status: social security, tax system, etc.?

How is the freelance market in the Cayman Islands?

Thank you in advance for sharing your experience,

Kenjee

The only freelances allowed in Cayman are people who work for off-island clients - as investment advisors or in IT, for instance. Everybody else has to be an employee, with a Work Permit that's issued in the name of the employer.

Hi, I'm a web developer working as a freelancer already with a client in Spain. Do I need a working permit if a want to keep this client and move there?

Regards

nicowernli :

Hi, I'm a web developer working as a freelancer already with a client in Spain. Do I need a working permit if a want to keep this client and move there?

Probably. I've never been familiar with self-employment and residency. Your best bet would be to visit here ahead of time and talk to one of the Immigration specialists. They're listed in Cayman Resident. I'm sure that our authorities would require you to prove beyond doubt that your income would be enough to support you and any family you might bring. Can you give me a bit more information about your job?

I'm the manager of the web development team in a Spanish company that provides BI solutions. I'm registered as a freelancer in Spain now, but I'm looking for a place with better taxes laws than Spain.
Do you need to know something specific about the job?

nicowernli :

I'm the manager of the web development team in a Spanish company that provides BI solutions. I'm registered as a freelancer in Spain now, but I'm looking for a place with better taxes laws than Spain. Do you need to know something specific about the job?

No, not really. I just wondered if there might be something I could help you with. But I'm afraid I can',. because I don't keep up with the changes in our Immigration procedures. As I said, you're best to engage one of the experts listed in Cayman Resident. Good luck.

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