Tag: Permanent residency

Update on permanent residency question

Update on permanent residency question

| 29/08/2019 | 2 Comments

(Auntie): Since publishing a column earlier this week about a husband who wanted to wait past his term limit to apply for permanent residency, I have received additional information from a local immigration lawyer and am therefore updating the original response. The question was: “My term limit is coming up but my wife still has […]

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Can I wait past nine years to apply for PR?

Can I wait past nine years to apply for PR?

| 27/08/2019 | 6 Comments

My term limit is coming up but my wife still has several years. I’d like to apply for PR, but ideally I’d wait until after my own term limit. Am I able to continue working as a dependent of my wife until I’m ready to apply for PR? Basically, it comes down to buying a […]

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Do I have to own property for permanent residency?

Do I have to own property for permanent residency?

| 11/08/2019 | 4 Comments

I am applying for permanent residency. Is it required that I own property for my application to be successful? Auntie’s answer: There is nothing in the latest related legislation, the Immigration (Transition) Law, 2018, that says property ownership is mandated for an application for a Residency and Employment Rights Certificate to be approved. However, investment […]

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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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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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