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Reasons for denial of Caymanian status

Reasons for denial of Caymanian status

| 12/06/2018 | 3 Comments
When the Department of Immigration (DOI) refuses an application for the granting of Caymanian status, does the board have to have grounds for refusal? Also, are they required to inform the applicant why the application was refused? Auntie’s answer:  When the Caymanian Status and Permanent Reside [...]

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Paid work experience not allowed

Paid work experience not allowed

| 07/06/2018 | 16 Comments
As an expat on a work permit can my 16-year-old son do work experience without a work permit? Can it be paid at all and is there a time limit? He wants to become a doctor and has been offered a placement over the summer. They offered to pay him a small amount to cover […] [...]

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Can a tourist be granted a work permit?

Can a tourist be granted a work permit?

| 04/06/2018 | 2 Comments
I have a friend visiting. She is in the hospitality industry and was thinking of applying for a couple of jobs. She came in as a tourist. Is she allowed to do this or what are the restrictions? Auntie’s answer:  There are actually two different issues at play. A Department of Immigration official [...]

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Fiancé reaching end of term limit

Fiancé reaching end of term limit

| 29/05/2018 | 18 Comments
My fiancé is approaching his term limit. I still have five years left. If we get married now rather than later, am I able to add him to my work permit as a dependent and give him five more years to live/work here before we have to decide on whether to apply for PR? Auntie’s […] [...]

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Puzzled by naturalisation and Caymanian status

Puzzled by naturalisation and Caymanian status

| 19/02/2018 | 20 Comments
I am confused about what is required to apply for naturalisation versus status in Cayman. What is the difference between the two, which comes first, and what is the criteria to apply for either? Auntie’s answer: Similar queries have popped up from time to time and I definitely expect to receive mo [...]

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Clarifying pre-clearance at the airport

Clarifying pre-clearance at the airport

| 29/08/2017 | 1 Comment
Why is it that Cayman Airways, the national flag carrier, has not managed to integrate their reservation system into the Immigration system (but are able to provide the necessary information to the US authorities) whereas the foreign carriers have? Auntie’s answer: After a bit of back and forth wi [...]

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Maintaining Caymanian status if living abroad

Maintaining Caymanian status if living abroad

| 20/08/2017 | 18 Comments
In your column on Maintaining the right to be Caymanian, you state: “However, if you go overseas for no more than six months in a row for such things as education, health, vacation or business, you will still be considered a resident.” 1) Are you saying that if I were to travel to Cayman every [ [...]

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Couple on rollover hopes to visit Cayman

Couple on rollover hopes to visit Cayman

| 26/07/2017 | 3 Comments
I am on rollover and my spouse wants us to spend the summer holiday in Cayman. Can I apply for a visitor’s visa? My rollover is up in November of this year. Auntie’s answer: A similar question has come up before but it has been about a year, so it seems a good time to […] [...]

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Approval rate for grant of right to be Caymanian

Approval rate for grant of right to be Caymanian

| 24/07/2017 | 5 Comments
I read that the success rate for Caymanian status applications is way lower than for permanent residence in recent years. Is status approval more or less assured, provided an applicant is naturalised, insured, immigration fees paid up to date and can prove a minimum 15 years uninterrupted residence? [...]

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Divorce and applying for PR

Divorce and applying for PR

| 19/07/2017 | 5 Comments
I have been on island for the past 9 1/2 years and currently married to a Caymanian for four years. I received my RERC (Residency and Employment Rights Certificate) in 2015, which will expire in 2022. We have no kids together. My wife and I are having marital problems and she wants a divorce. My [&h [...]

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Retaining right to work after a divorce

Retaining right to work after a divorce

| 13/06/2017 | 12 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 | 21 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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