(CMR) Effective immediately, visiting musical acts, entertainers, artists and performers will no longer be able to perform in the Cayman Islands through the grant of a Visitor’s Work Visa by the Customs & Border Control Service (CBC).
In order to facilitate greater scrutiny of those seeking to perform in the Islands, promoters and agents are now required to apply to WORC for a Temporary Work Permit (which includes a valid police clearance certificate) on behalf of performers. These applications will be given priority by WORC, but to avoid any potential problems, applications should be submitted at least (14) fourteen days before the intended date of arrival in the Islands.
“We recognize that those who sponsor or promote visiting artists have become used to obtaining permission for their acts to perform in the Islands quickly in the past under the Visitor’s Work Permit scheme, and we are therefore putting in place business processes that will allow decisions for such applications to be done within a suitable timeframe. However, it is essential that applicants ensure that all required information and supporting documentation is provided at time of applying”, said WORC’s Acting Interim Director, Jeremy Scott.
Application forms and required supporting documents for Temporary Work Permits can be downloaded on the forms page of www.worc.ky and payments made to WORC Office at Apollo House West located at 87 Mary Street, George Town or online using the JobsCayman portal.
Contact WORC’s Customer Care at 1-800-534-9672 or 945-9672 or email [email protected] with questions or queries.