Monday, 27 April 2020
Applications Being Processed by WORC during COVID-19
As a part of our continual adaption of our business processes due to COVID-19, Workforce Opportunities & Residency Cayman (WORC) has updated a number of our services. Applications will now be received and processed electronically.
Additionally, the following documents are being waived until further notice:
- Medical Questionnaire, X-Rays & Lab reports
- Police Clearance Certificates
- Newspaper Advertisements (Note: Job vacancies must be published via the JobsCayman portal and good faith efforts to employ a Caymanian on a priority basis must still be demonstrated).
- Cover Letter
- Accommodation Form
Applications for work permit renewals, temporary work permits, work permit cancellations, permanent residence 8+ year where a person final permit is expiring with a window of 30 days upon submission, and work permit variation to add or remove dependents will be accepted and processed.
Employers with vacancies are required to post the position on the JobsCayman portal for no less than 14 days. To register with JobsCayman visit www.worc.ky or call 945-9672.
Work permit anniversary payments and Permanent Resident (PR) anniversary payments will also be accepted and can be paid using Electronic Funds Transfer and the instructions can be found on the WORC website.
Businesses or individuals who are applying for work permits will need to demonstrate the need and the ability to engage the employment of the worker given the current shelter in place provisions. Please note that priority will be given to essential workers needed.
Temporary work permits will only be granted for 3 months, with the possibility of an extension for another 60 to 90 days but no annual permits will be processed at this time.
All application submissions must include confirmation of payment via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). No application will be processed unless payment via EFT has been received. At the time of submitting your application, the filing fee, application category fee and all other supporting fees must be paid.
Refunds are now able to be processed by direct deposit and persons can complete the Direct Deposit Request Form found on the website.