The method through which Jamaicans can apply for a Cayman Islands visa depends on where the application is being filed. Jamaican nationals living outside of Jamaica must apply for their visa via the British Consulate in their country of residence, while Jamaicans applying for a visa in Jamaica should go through the Cayman Islands Visa Office.
Although the location where the application is lodged may differ, the same Cayman Island immigration laws apply to all applications.
Things You'll Need:
- Valid passport
Two signed application forms, available from the Cayman Islands Immigration website: www.immigration.gov.ky/
Two passport-sized color photos
Proof of payment for a request for a police records check
Letter from job proving employment
Recent bank statement or letter from your bank detailing your account history
Application fee, payable as a bank draft (verify current application fee with the Cayman Island Immigration site)
- Valid passport
- Two signed application forms, available from the Cayman Islands Immigration website: www.immigration.gov.ky/
- Two passport-sized color photos
- Proof of payment for a request for a police records check
- Letter from job proving employment
- Recent bank statement or letter from your bank detailing your account history
- Application fee, payable as a bank draft (verify current application fee with the Cayman Island Immigration site)
Contact the correct immigration office. Various British Consulates and the Jamaican branch of the Cayman Island Immigration division handle visa requests at different hours. Contact your appropriate location and determine their method of dealing with applications. Keep in mind a visit may be required. You can locate the British Consulate in the your country of residence through the main British Home Office website. If you live in Jamaica, the Cayman Islands Immigration Office is located at: 2 Winchester Business Park, 15 Hope Road, Kingston.
Download and complete application. The Cayman Islands visa application asks for information about your background, employment history, accommodation plans for your Cayman Islands stay and information about any work you plan to do while in the Caymans. Print, complete and sign two copies.
Lodge your application. Ensure that you have all of the supporting documents requested, and lodge your Cayman Islands visa application with the appropriate consulate or visa office. You may be required to deliver your application in person and answer some questions, or you may be directed to mail the completed application with your forms.
Wait for a decision. You should receive a decision on your visa within two weeks of filing, but the wait time may be increased during busy periods. The Cayman Islands Immigration Department recommends that you do not purchase a plane ticket until a decision has been reached on your case.
Lily Welsh is a freelance writer from North Carolina, though she has spent much of her adult life living abroad. She is the About.com Guide to Music Careers, and her work appears frequently in other Web-based and print publications. Welsh has worked in the music industry for 15 years and counting and holds B.A.s in international studies and economics.