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Privacy Policy

The Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board may, upon application, grant the right to be Caymanian to persons in the categories below. For details on the requirements for each category, click on the appropriate link.

  • A child or grandchild of a Caymanian born in the Cayman Islands;
  • A person who is a British Overseas Territories Citizen by reason of a certificate of naturalization or registration issued under the British Nationality Act 1981 by virtue of his connection with the Islands. Possession of a British Overseas Territory Citizen/Cayman Islands (BOTC/CI) Passport is not conclusive proof that the holder is Caymanian;
  • A person who is married to a Caymanian;
  • A person who is the surviving spouse of a Caymanian;
  • A person who
    • has attained the age of seventeen;
    • has Caymanian Status which
      • will expire when they reach the age of eighteen; or
      • has expired as they have reached the age of eighteen; and
    • who has been legally and ordinarily resident in the Cayman Islands for at least five out of the seven years immediately preceding the date of their application for the continuation of the right to be Caymanian.

Persons who may apply to the Director of WORC for the right to be Caymanian

A person who

  • was born in the Cayman Islands between 27 March, 1977 and 1 January 1983;
  • is a British Overseas Territories Citizen by virtue of being born in the Cayman Islands; and
  • has resided in the Islands since birth save for absences abroad for purposes of education or medical treatment.

may apply no later than 21 December 2007 to the Chief Immigration Officer for the right to be Caymanian. The Director or WORC is required by law, save in exceptional circumstances, to grant such an application