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Is national diversity a WORC goal?

Is national diversity a WORC goal?

| 20/06/2019 | 1 Comment

Are employers still required to have a diverse range of nationalities among their work permit holders? Auntie’s answer: To offer context, I received this question in response to a CNS article on Governor Martyn Roper posting a graphic on his Facebook page depicting the many nationalities in Cayman on work permits, and saying that it […]

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Are immigration officers capable of assessing medical reports?

Are immigration officers capable of assessing medical reports?

| 13/06/2019 | 1 Comment

Is there anyone at the Department of Immigration/Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman qualified to review and interpret the thorough and expensive medical questionnaires and X-rays furnished for work permits or say, continuation of Caymanian status at 18 (R22)? It seems unlikely that any application could be legally denied on the basis of an immigration employee’s […]

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Do I need to prove I am a resident?

Do I need to prove I am a resident?

| 04/06/2019 | 9 Comments

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 […]

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Can an expat seaman live permanently in Cayman?

Can an expat seaman live permanently in Cayman?

| 27/05/2019 | 7 Comments

I’m a British national working on a ship with three months onboard and three at home. I have a place on island that I want to move permanently into. While I can stay for three months on a visitor visa (and I believe six at the discretion of the immigration officer), is there any sort […]

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Can my husband lose his RERC?

Can my husband lose his RERC?

| 21/05/2019 | 12 Comments

My husband is non-Caymanian and I am Caymanian. He has RERC. We are now leaving the island for a few years but plan to visit on occasion. Can he lose his RERC? When we return, we plan to stay for a few months at a time rather than a week or two. Will this move […]

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Is a seaman allowed to apply for an RERC?

Is a seaman allowed to apply for an RERC?

| 01/05/2019 | 2 Comments

I will be applying for Residency and Employment Rights Certificate as the spouse of a returning Caymanian. My question is that I work at sea as a seaman for about three weeks to a month at a time and then I am with my wife for the same time. How would this affect my application? […]

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Will I lose Caymanian status if overseas for more than a year?

Will I lose Caymanian status if overseas for more than a year?

| 23/04/2019 | 9 Comments

Can I travel to Cayman once a year for a week at a time and maintain status? Or once every 2-3 years? Does that work? Auntie’s answer: The law is very clear on your question, but to be sure, I asked an official at Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC), formerly the Department of Immigration. […]

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Can same-sex spouse be granted dependency under work permit?

Can same-sex spouse be granted dependency under work permit?

| 09/04/2019 | 1 Comment

What happens if the Work Permit Board decides not to grant dependency to a same-sex spouse because they say they have “no power”? What is the recourse one would have to take in that case? Auntie’s answer: This question came up in the comments to a column last week on the rights of same-sex couple […]

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Proof of residency when returning to Cayman

Proof of residency when returning to Cayman

| 21/02/2019 | 12 Comments

As a Caymanian I recently travelled to Jamaica using my British passport on which I encountered resistance as I attempted to check in at the Cayman Airways counter in Kingston. The supervisor immediately asked that I show proof of residency in Cayman in order to board as I have no stamp in the passport to […]

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Old term limit needs two-year extension

Old term limit needs two-year extension

| 04/02/2019 | 3 Comments

I have a boyfriend who has been on a work permit for the last seven years and will be on rollover in September this year. I phoned the immigration department to inquire and I was told that the term limit has changed from seven to nine years therefore a further two-year extension can be sought. […]

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