Tag: Permanent residency

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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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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Wants to return after PR denied

Wants to return after PR denied

| 19/06/2018 | 5 Comments

I was turned down for permanent residency and am now thinking of returning after my year is up. I know I can’t return to Cayman until November 1, but can I apply for a work permit to return before that date, or do I have to wait until then to apply? Auntie’s answer: Yes, you […]

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Immigration status of ex-convicts

Immigration status of ex-convicts

| 19/03/2017 | 3 Comments

What is the status regarding work permit or permanent residency holders who have been convicted and sentenced in Cayman, upon their exit from Northward? There was a number of cases last year. Will they need to leave Cayman once they are out of prison or are they free to stay (e.g. if they are a […]

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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 old and would like to come at times […]

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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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Missed the deadline for permanent residency application

Missed the deadline for permanent residency application

| 29/03/2016 | 16 Comments

I am a civil servant who has worked here for 10 years now under government contract. When I made the decision to apply for permanent residency, which is a very big life decision, I was four months past the period allowed to apply. I was told that at this time I have lost my right […]

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Applying for permanent residency

Applying for permanent residency

| 07/03/2016 | 0 Comments

I am thinking about applying for Cayman Islands permanent residency but I don’t know how to go about it and cannot afford a lawyer or immigration consultant. Can you help? Auntie’s Answer: At this point, I am not sure that anybody can help. Since the amended immigration law was enacted 26 October 2013 (and then […]

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Crammer class offered for PR culture test

Crammer class offered for PR culture test

| 26/03/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The local college has teamed up the immigration department to offer a course to applicants for permanent residency to cram for the mandatory History and Culture Test, which can account for up to 20 of the 120 points people now need to achieve the right to live and work in Cayman and ultimately apply […]

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