Tag: Department of Immigration

Proof of residency when returning to Cayman

Proof of residency when returning to Cayman

| 21/02/2019 | 7 Comments

As a Caymanian I recently travelled to Jamaica using my British passport on which I encountered resistance as I attempted to check in at the Cayman Airways counter in Kingston. The supervisor immediately asked that I show proof of residency in Cayman in order to board as I have no stamp in the passport to […]

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Immigration officer earns employee award

Immigration officer earns employee award

| 07/02/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Calling Stafford Millwood “the type of civil servant that makes the Cayman Islands Government world class”, Deputy Governor Franz Manderson presented the Department of Immigration officer his Employee of the Month certificate for December, at a ceremony held Wednesday, 6 February.

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Maintaining Caymanian status if off-island

Maintaining Caymanian status if off-island

| 28/11/2018 | 9 Comments

Please can you check on how long you are allowed to be away if you have status and are naturalised with a Cayman passport?

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Spouse applying for RERC while overseas

Spouse applying for RERC while overseas

| 26/11/2018 | 1 Comment

Can a non-Caymanian spouse apply for the Residency and Employment Rights Certificate (RERC) and subsequently the rights to be Caymanian on the grounds of marriage while off island? Or does the couple/non-Caymanian spouse have to reside in Cayman during the process?

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Keeping PR if off-island for a year

Keeping PR if off-island for a year

| 29/10/2018 | 6 Comments

If you leave with permanent residency do you have to start over if you ever return? Can special circumstances be considered, like your mother is in her 80’s and you wanted to spend some time with her and she lives outside Cayman? Auntie’s answer: You do not have to start the process over but you […]

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Legal entry needed for pregnant partner

Legal entry needed for pregnant partner

| 26/09/2018 | 5 Comments

If I am Caymanian and my partner is not but is carrying my child, how can I get my partner here legally? Auntie’s answer: Unfortunately, your situation doesn’t actually fall into a specific category under the law, a Department of Immigration (DOI) official explained, also pointing out the usual paths to gaining entry to Cayman, […]

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Can my family apply to be naturalised?

Can my family apply to be naturalised?

| 06/08/2018 | 4 Comments

I am an expat who has worked with the government for the last 10 years. I do not have permanent residency. My daughter and wife are dependants on my contract and they have been here with me during that time except for about a year and a half when my wife was studying overseas and […]

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Applying for right to be Caymanian

Applying for right to be Caymanian

| 25/07/2018 | 6 Comments

I am a Caymanian married to a non-Caymanian. She has permanent residency with the right to work and it expires in September (seven years). She went to immigration and was told she should apply for status, but she cannot do that until after seven years. Can PR be extended to allow for the status application […]

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Staying on island during immigration process

Staying on island during immigration process

| 18/07/2018 | 26 Comments

I am a non-Caymanian that has been married to a Caymanian for a couple of years and we are both living abroad at the moment. My wife has decided to move back to her Caymanian home to live. I have read the immigration requirements to apply for a Residency and Employment Rights Certificate (RERC) and it may take a few months to be […]

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Immigration manager granted top employee nod

Immigration manager granted top employee nod

| 11/07/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Department of Immigration (DOI) Acting Finance Manager Shushan O’Connor has been named the Cayman Islands Government Employee of the Month for May. She received certificates and a cheque from Acting Governor Franz Manderson and Ministry of Human Resources and Immigration Chief Officer Wesley Howell Friday, 5 July, for “creating an exceptional customer […]

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Ask Auntie Award for Department of Immigration

Ask Auntie Award for Department of Immigration

| 08/07/2018 | 3 Comments

(Auntie): The questions I have received so far during the life of this column have covered topics ranging from bats to licence plates to garbage to white butterflies. But some subjects definitely come up more often than others, and one of the most frequent has been anything to do with the Department of Immigration.

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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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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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Immigration staff get management training

Immigration staff get management training

| 30/08/2017 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Department of Immigration (DOI) recently partnered with The University of the West Indies (UWI) – Open Campus, Cayman Islands, in a strategic talent management initiative. The goal was to ensure that DOI employees are equipped with the skills required for effective and efficient delivery of immigration services. A group of 10 employees […]

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Immigration officer stamped top employee for June

Immigration officer stamped top employee for June

| 03/08/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Mervin Manderson, who has been with the Department of Immigration (DOI) since 2007, has been named Employee of the Month for June for being “most thorough”. He started as an immigration officer II and in 2013 was promoted to senior immigration officer. A year later he moved to senior immigration officer for […]

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