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Retaining right to work after a divorce

Retaining right to work after a divorce

| 13/06/2017 | 10 Comments
If you are married to a Caymanian and there are minor children from the marriage, and the marriage breaks down through divorce or separation, and your residency/right to work is revoked, are you able to re-apply for residency/right to work on the basis of having young Caymanian children? Auntie’s [...]

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Returning to Cayman after being rolled over

Returning to Cayman after being rolled over

| 08/06/2017 | 19 Comments
I will be leaving shortly on rollover. Can you tell me what the rules are on visiting Cayman during my 12-month absence period? If I want to come back and visit friends, what are the rules? Also, if I wanted to come back and work in my former office for, say, one week every quarter, […] [...]

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Overstayer wants to return to Cayman

Overstayer wants to return to Cayman

| 21/05/2017 | 7 Comments
I was on island in 2013 and overstayed because I had no job and could not buy my plane ticket. Can I apply for another work permit or visa? Auntie’s answer: This is one of those good news/bad news scenarios. An immigration department official explained that you can apply for another permit or visa [...]

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Eligibility for the ‘Caymanian’ immigration queue

Eligibility for the ‘Caymanian’ immigration queue

| 11/04/2017 | 10 Comments
1. If someone is naturalised and gets a Cayman passport but does not yet have Caymanian status, what queue would they use at the airport? 2. I have Caymanian status through marriage but never got naturalised and do not hold a Cayman passport. Do I get to go through the immigration line for Caymanian [...]

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Work permit issue for wife of PR applicant

Work permit issue for wife of PR applicant

| 23/03/2017 | 5 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 findin [...]

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Immigration status of ex-convicts

Immigration status of ex-convicts

| 19/03/2017 | 3 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 [&he [...]

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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 various [...]

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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 is [...]

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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 dispensati [...]

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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 naturalised before ap [...]

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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: – are [...]

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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: The procedure [...]

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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 do not […] [...]

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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 where t [...]

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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 your [… [...]

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