Do I need to prove I am a resident?

| 04/06/2019

I am a Caymanian and was born over 60 years ago. I visited WORC and presented my UK passport (I don’t have a Cayman Islands passport) for a stamp to show proof of residency. I was told that because I was born over 60 years ago it was not necessary for me to provide proof and unable to have a stamp placed in my passport. Is this correct?

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Auntie’s answer: I am always amazed, though I suppose I shouldn’t be, when I am asked a question that is completely new. I have received many immigration queries over the years, but yours is definitely unique.

However, that doesn’t mean it is hard to answer. An official at Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (which was formerly the Department of Immigration) checked on your behalf and the reply was short and right to the point. What you have been told is correct; in your situation, you do not need to provide proof of your residency

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Auntie, how can the authorities refuse to give this person a stamp when section 26(2) of the Law expressly requires them to, on application?

    • Anonymous says:

      If one is travelling to Cayman from Jamaica they need proof that they are Caymanian and a British passport is not proof.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Auntie, the person who asked the question is entitled to a stamp in their passport confirming that they are Caymanian. It is freely available on application for everyone in his or her position, at no charge. Why would the authorities decline to provide it? All Caymanians should have such a stamp as it is properly requested by airlines and is in fact the most convenenient means that Caymanians have to show they are Caymanian (a BOTC Cayman Passport not being indicative of anything other than BOT citizenship).

  3. Anonymous says:

    I asked this question of Immigration many years ago. I was initially told that I could not have a “stamp” for proof of residency but further query revealed that it was possible. The section of the law referenced on the stamp was in fact the preamble to the law rather than a section outlined how I gained “status”. The preamble indicates something like I still have it because I always had it.

  4. Anonymous says:

    The question is vague, but I had the same thought as the previous posters. How are you going to show proof of residency when traveling back to Cayman? The airlines will not allow you to travel unless you can show proof that you have the right to reside in theses islands.

  5. Anonymous says:

    How would this person be able to fly back to Cayman on just a UK passport with no evidence in his UK passport that he has rights to remain in Cayman at will?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Well that’s interesting, because I am Caymanian and over 60 but when I travel the airlines always ask to see proof of residency when I fly back to Cayman on my UK passport. So when this passport expires & I get a new one I will not be able to get the stamp??