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Moving to Grenada

Grenada is a small island country, that has the main island of Grenada and six smaller islands located to the southern end of the Grenandines in the Southeastern Caribbean Sea. It is 344 square kilometers in size, and its population is just over 100,000. Its capital is in St George’s, and its official languages are English and Patois. Its population is mostly black, and mixed black and European. It is a parliamentary democracy under the Commonwealth of the UK. It has a tropical climate, with a rainy season from June to December.


Work Visa

If you are a foreigner who wishes to work in Grenada, you are required to obtain a work permit through the Department of Labor. Work permits are valid for a year, and can be renewed annually. You must have a job lined up, and your employer initiates the process.

You are required to submit the following documents:

1.      Complete work permit application form in triplicate, signed by your intended employer on behalf of you

2.      Police records

3.      Certified copies from educational institutions or any other skills documents

4.      Four passport photos

5.      Cover letter from employer

It takes about 4-5 weeks to process this application. The representative from the Department of Labor is allowed to ask you for any additional documentation.

Click here for more information about different types of visas in Grenada.

Click here for more information on labor in Grenada.

Click here for additional information about economics in Grenada.

Permanent Residency

You can apply for permanent residency in Grenada after residing there for two years.

You must submit an application form, along with the following documents:

1.      Reference letter from a reputable person in Grenada

2.      Bank statement

3.      Police records from country of origin and Grenada

4.      Four passport photos

5.      Original birth certificate, copy

6.      Letter stating date of arrival in Grenada, purpose of visit, activities engaged in, reason why you want to become a permanent resident

7.      Medical certificate, signed by registered practitioner from the General Hospital in St George’s, with the following:

a.       Chest X-Ray

b.      Malaria blood smear

c.       Serum creatinine

d.      RPR, VDRL, or other serologic test for Syphilis

e.       Stool for culture and microscopic examination

f.       HIV test results

g.      Update immunization status including measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus and hepatitis B

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Moving Pets

You may move your pets to Grenada, but you must first obtain health and vaccination documents, as well as an import permit. You can get the import permit from the Chief Veterinary Officer. He will meet you at the point of entry.

Cats and dogs are required to be vaccinated against appropriate diseases, including rabies.

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Other Information

Click here for information about real estate in Grenada.

Click here for maps of Grenada.

Click here for a blog on life in Grenada.

Click here for statistics on the quality of life in Grenada.

Click here for an outline of general information on Grenada.


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