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Work permit issue for wife of PR applicant

Work permit issue for wife of PR applicant

| 23/03/2017 | 4 Comments

Can you help with a work permit question please? My last position was made redundant after a company restructuring and I lost my job just before my term limit was up. I wasn’t able to find a new job right away and was added to my husband’s work permit as a dependant. Now I’m fin [...]

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Immigration status of ex-convicts

Immigration status of ex-convicts

| 19/03/2017 | 2 Comments

What is the status regarding work permit or permanent residency holders who have been convicted and sentenced in Cayman, upon their exit from Northward? There was a number of cases last year. Will they need to leave Cayman once they are out of prison or are they free to stay (e.g. if they are a P [...]

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Testing work permit applicants for contagious diseases

Testing work permit applicants for contagious diseases

| 16/03/2017 | 4 Comments

With all the HIV testing being pushed recently on the radio and various media outlets, the news breaking of false positive tests belonging to expat workers, etc, I can’t help but wonder is there any kind of immigration requirements being implemented that require people to be tested for vari [...]

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Unclear whether children are Caymanian

Unclear whether children are Caymanian

| 30/01/2017 | 19 Comments

Are my children Caymanian? I have two children born in 2012 and 2016 in Cayman. I, the father, got status in 2002 on the basis of residency, and my children both have Cayman passports and Cayman birth certificates. My wife is a foreigner with permanent residency with the right to work because she [...]

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Wants to escort patient to Cayman

Wants to escort patient to Cayman

| 24/01/2017 | 2 Comments

Can a visitor (a family member) who is accompanying a Health City patient but is from a country for which Cayman requires an entry visa, be granted entry if the patient does not require an entry visa (from the US)?

Auntie’s answer: I’m afraid the family member does not get any special [...]

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Naturalisation and applying for Caymanian status

Naturalisation and applying for Caymanian status

| 23/01/2017 | 0 Comments

I have permanent residence and am hoping eventually to be granted Caymanian status. Do I need to be naturalised to get status and/or would it make the process quicker?

Auntie’s answer: If you are only interested in a one-word reply, the simple answer is “yes”, you must be naturalise [...]

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Are non-Caymanian minors allowed to work here?

Are non-Caymanian minors allowed to work here?

| 03/01/2017 | 19 Comments

I have received these two similar questions: 1. We are getting mixed answers to our query about whether a non-Caymanian teenager can work in Cayman. We’d love to see your response upon investigation. If I am between 15 and 18 years old, am I allowed to work for money if my parents: – [...]

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Rules for refunds of work permit fees

Rules for refunds of work permit fees

| 20/12/2016 | 2 Comments

I saw in the news that immigration has introduced a new form for people to use to request withdrawal or cancellation of a work permit or refund of a work permit fee. Could you find out when and under what circumstances someone can apply for a refund on a work permit?

Auntie’s answer: Th [...]

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Working online and off-island

Working online and off-island

| 05/12/2016 | 7 Comments

Is it legal for someone who is off-island to do online work for a local company?

Auntie’s answer: This could easily have been a one-word answer, allowing Auntie to take the rest of the day off, but I wanted to give you your money’s worth so will add some context.

For those who [...]

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Accusing company of skirting immigration rules

Accusing company of skirting immigration rules

| 29/11/2016 | 7 Comments

As a job seeker I need to point out a new trend I’m beginning to see with jobs advertised by one of the largest and expanding private employers in Cayman. Basically they are advertising in the local Friday paper vacancies with a deadline to apply. When you go onto their careers website wher [...]

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Hates job but loves Cayman

Hates job but loves Cayman

| 16/11/2016 | 6 Comments

What should I do if I hate my job but love living in the Cayman Islands and want to stay?

Auntie’s answer: Let me start by saying that I can understand your feelings about Cayman and wanting to live here. You are certainly not unique in loving our islands. I can also sympathise with you [...]

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Immigration status and deporting criminals

Immigration status and deporting criminals

| 24/10/2016 | 5 Comments

A friend of mine was a victim of a crime and she has since left Cayman. I understand the offender is a foreign national but it is unclear if he is a permanent resident or perhaps has Caymanian status. Does his immigration status affect whether he can continue to live in Cayman once he gets out of [...]

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Clarifying immigration status of relative

Clarifying immigration status of relative

| 09/10/2016 | 1 Comment

My aunt-in-law wants to get some answers pertaining to Cayman status/residency; however we have searched but there are no clear-cut answers. Here is the scenario:

She is from Guanaja Island, Honduras, and her grandparent(s) are from Grand Cayman. She has many family ties here, is close to [...]

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BOTC and the right to work in the UK

BOTC and the right to work in the UK

| 25/09/2016 | 5 Comments

Does a British Overseas Territories Citizen (BOTC) have permission to work in the UK?

Auntie’s answer: No, you need a British passport to be allowed to work in the UK (and other countries in the European Union until Britain actually exits the EU). If you are a BOTC you can apply to get [...]

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Query about work permit renewals

Query about work permit renewals

| 22/09/2016 | 4 Comments

What is the stance on companies advertising jobs that are work permit renewals? Is it a requirement that they must note in the ad that it is a work permit renewal? Secondly, how does immigration know whether a qualified Caymanian applied and if indeed someone (expat) is already in the role? Is th [...]

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