Tag: Caymanian status

Non-Caymanian spouse seeks naturalisation

Non-Caymanian spouse seeks naturalisation

| 17/06/2018 | 8 Comments

I’m married to a Caymanian and I’ve been living here for four years. I have a Residency and Employment Rights Certificate (RERC). Am I eligible to apply for naturalisation as a British Overseas Territories Citizen on grounds of marriage? I understand that I need to be married for seven years in order to apply for the […]

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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 Residency Board refuses an application, the reasons for that decision are […]

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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 more questions on this […]

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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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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? Is the decision-making process sufficiently transparent to […]

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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 Caymanians at […]

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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 applying for Caymanian status. If […]

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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 people as Caymanian status holders? When […]

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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 answer: I have […]

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Obtaining Caymanian status through marriage

Obtaining Caymanian status through marriage

| 28/07/2016 | 3 Comments

When a non-Caymanian is conferred status by virtue of marriage to a Caymanian and subsequently divorces their Caymanian spouse, can they confer their status to another non-Caymanian through marriage? Auntie’s answer: The advice on this question from an immigration official is first to check with the Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board to confirm that after […]

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