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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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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 [… [...]

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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 70 years [...]

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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 that passpo [...]

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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 there [...]

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Liability for using unlicensed company

Liability for using unlicensed company

| 15/09/2016 | 8 Comments
I use the services of a janitorial cleaning company. The persons they send to clean my home are not Caymanians and when I pay for these services the cheque is made to the janitorial cleaning company. I have not checked that the janitorial cleaning company has a trade and business licence nor have I [...]

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The status of Caymanian status

The status of Caymanian status

| 05/09/2016 | 19 Comments
Why does government use the term Caymanian status holder?  Why not just say Caymanian? Should it matter if you were born to native Caymanians or not? We all come from mixed races. Families of immigrants over the years the Caymanians should look at their ancestry. Isn’t it racist to label peo [...]

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PR applicant unsure if can leave island

PR applicant unsure if can leave island

| 25/08/2016 | 4 Comments
As there is such a long list of PR applications still waiting to be reviewed by immigration, my questions to you is, if my application is pending with immigration, do I need to be on island until I get an answer or can I leave the island while it is pending and if so, how […] [...]

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Clarifying Caymanian status and BOTC

Clarifying Caymanian status and BOTC

| 24/08/2016 | 1 Comment
What’s the legal difference between a Cayman national and a British Overseas Territories Citizen (BOTC)? How do you get to be one and not the other and which one leads to being able to get a BOTC passport? I have Cayman status but I’m not naturalised. Am I a Cayman citizen?  Auntie’s [...]

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Visiting Cayman between term limits

Visiting Cayman between term limits

| 08/08/2016 | 10 Comments
Can a person who has been rolled over return to Cayman as a tourist for a vacation during the period of that rollover or do they have to be totally absent for the whole year? Auntie’s answer: The Department of Immigration website addresses your question in its work-permit section; go to this link [...]

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Finding a job after cancelled work permit

Finding a job after cancelled work permit

| 03/08/2016 | 5 Comments
At lunchtime, I ran into an acquaintance of mine. He recently quit his job as a sales associate, and accordingly his employer cancelled his work permit. After telling me this, he then proceeded to show me an email exchange between himself and personnel from the Ministry of Finance & Economic Dev [...]

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