Tag: Department of Immigration

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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Is national diversity a WORC goal?

Is national diversity a WORC goal?

| 20/06/2019 | 3 Comments

Are employers still required to have a diverse range of nationalities among their work permit holders? Auntie’s answer: To offer context, I received this question in response to a CNS article on Governor Martyn Roper posting a graphic on his Facebook page depicting the many nationalities in Cayman on work permits, and saying that it […]

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Are immigration officers capable of assessing medical reports?

Are immigration officers capable of assessing medical reports?

| 13/06/2019 | 1 Comment

Is there anyone at the Department of Immigration/Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman qualified to review and interpret the thorough and expensive medical questionnaires and X-rays furnished for work permits or say, continuation of Caymanian status at 18 (R22)? It seems unlikely that any application could be legally denied on the basis of an immigration employee’s […]

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Can an expat seaman live permanently in Cayman?

Can an expat seaman live permanently in Cayman?

| 27/05/2019 | 8 Comments

I’m a British national working on a ship with three months onboard and three at home. I have a place on island that I want to move permanently into. While I can stay for three months on a visitor visa (and I believe six at the discretion of the immigration officer), is there any sort […]

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Is a seaman allowed to apply for an RERC?

Is a seaman allowed to apply for an RERC?

| 01/05/2019 | 2 Comments

I will be applying for Residency and Employment Rights Certificate as the spouse of a returning Caymanian. My question is that I work at sea as a seaman for about three weeks to a month at a time and then I am with my wife for the same time. How would this affect my application? […]

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Proof of residency when returning to Cayman

Proof of residency when returning to Cayman

| 21/02/2019 | 12 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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