Tag: Customs and Border Control

UPS customers may experience delays

UPS customers may experience delays

| 06/09/2019 | 0 Comments

The Customs and Border Control Service (CBC) would like to inform customers of UPS who may be experiencing delays with receiving their imported goods that the delays are not caused by CBC. They are the result of a private commercial issue between two local on-island agents that provide services for UPS.

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Why did I have to fill out a Customs form?

Why did I have to fill out a Customs form?

| 05/08/2019 | 6 Comments

I was in the queue to check in at Miami International Airport the other weekend, and a Cayman Islands Customs and Border Control uniformed officer standing beside the Cayman Airways desk was handing out Immigration and Customs Declaration forms. As a resident and with nothing to declare, I told him I didn’t need to fill […]

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Why no mobile use in baggage claim?

Why no mobile use in baggage claim?

| 31/07/2019 | 9 Comments

Could the Cayman Islands Airports Authority cite the regulations in question (banning cell phones at baggage claim)? Why would the world end if people could text “I’m waiting for my luggage now”? Auntie’s answer: This question appeared as a comment on a previous Ask Auntie column concerning wifi at the airport. And if you click […]

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How long can a non-resident homeowner stay in Cayman?

How long can a non-resident homeowner stay in Cayman?

| 29/07/2019 | 18 Comments

We have purchased property in Cayman and want to build and live in our home hopefully within 8-9 years. Without residency or citizenship, what is the maximum length of time we can live in our home? When can we return? Have the amounts gone up yet to apply for residency? What is citizenship? Would any […]

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Customs recruits begin training course

Customs recruits begin training course

| 10/07/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): This week Governor Martyn Roper attended the first day of a 21-week training course for 11 new Customs and Border Control (CBC) officers. The new recruits will be trained in a wide array of subjects including the relevant laws, interviewing techniques, statement writing, the collection and handling of evidence, the fundamentals of […]

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Can I stay in Cayman as a tourist after reaching my term limit?

Can I stay in Cayman as a tourist after reaching my term limit?

| 04/07/2019 | 2 Comments

I am going to roll over soon. I’m just wondering if I could stay more than two weeks here in the island just to explore Cayman without working. Is that possible? Auntie’s answer: This question came in as a recent comment on a column from last year (see Remaining in Cayman after quitting work). As […]

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Can I carry my own CBD oil into Cayman?

Can I carry my own CBD oil into Cayman?

| 05/06/2019 | 4 Comments

I’ll be travelling from Canada, where CBD oil is legal, to the Cayman Islands on 1 June this year. I’m wondering, since medicinal CBD is legal in Cayman, am I able to travel with it from Canada to the Cayman Islands or do I have to purchase there? Auntie’s answer: First I want to apologise […]

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Why is shipping inter-island so complicated?

Why is shipping inter-island so complicated?

| 24/05/2019 | 0 Comments

If you are shipping a vehicle from Cayman Brac to Grand Cayman for repairs (vehicle purchased on GCM) why does it have to go through customs?  There is so much red tape involved. First you have to go to Thompson Shipping in GCM to pick up the paperwork, then drive to customs by the airport with […]

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Do I need to pay duty if goods  don’t remain in Cayman?

Do I need to pay duty if goods don’t remain in Cayman?

| 17/05/2019 | 7 Comments

I am a Caymanian who works overseas. I’m in Cayman on vacation and I took a shopping trip to Miami before I head back to the country where I am currently residing/working. The stuff I purchased in Miami will be taken out of Cayman in a week. Do I have to pay Customs duty when I […]

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Customs training improves awareness of financial crimes

Customs training improves awareness of financial crimes

| 17/05/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Customs and Border Control (CBC) trained 61 officers to enable them to better track, tackle and deal with specific kinds of financial crimes that they could encounter at entry and exit points of the Cayman Islands. The training sessions were conducted as five, intensive one-day workshops by the CBC training unit, a […]

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