Tag: Department of Immigration

WORC takes on former immigration chief

WORC takes on former immigration chief

| 26/09/2018 | 14 Comments
(CNS): Jeremy Scott, a former assistant chief immigration officer, has been recruited to the government’s new employment unit, the Workforce Opportunities & Residency Cayman (WORC), as a deputy director. Officials said that Scott has 21 years of experience with the immigration department [...]

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Immigration official stays in post

Immigration official stays in post

| 24/08/2018 | 63 Comments
(CNS): The immigration ministry has confirmed that the Deputy Chief Immigration Officer Garfield Wong remains in his job after being convicted of two traffic offences in connection with a 2013 collision. Officials said that the situation will be re-evaluated when “the court’s actions on the [...]

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Can my family apply to be naturalised?

Can my family apply to be naturalised?

| 07/08/2018
I am an expat who has worked with the government for the last 10 years. I do not have permanent residency. My daughter and wife are dependants on my contract and they have been here with me during that time except for about a year and a half when my wife was studying overseas and […] [...]

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Cubans released as HRC challenges detention

Cubans released as HRC challenges detention

| 16/07/2018 | 55 Comments
(CNS): The government has confirmed that it is overturning the policy of detaining all Cuban migrants who chose to land in local waters, regardless of their status, and the Department of Immigration (DOI) has determined that some detainees will be released from the detention facility pending the res [...]

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WORC to open for business in January

WORC to open for business in January

| 29/06/2018 | 23 Comments
(CNS): The premier said that the new labour agency, Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC), which will be taking on the work permit and residency elements of the immigration department and merging them with the responsibilities that were part of the National Workforce Development Agency [...]

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Immigration bill focused on local rights

Immigration bill focused on local rights

| 28/06/2018 | 25 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin said the latest amendment to the ever-changing immigration law reflected the government’s commitment to enhance and “streamline the immigration processes directly related to Caymanians and their dependents”, when he presented the bill. He said some o [...]

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Customs and immigration join forces to train new recruits

Customs and immigration join forces to train new recruits

| 12/06/2018 | 8 Comments
(CNS): With government planning to merge the enforcement arms of customs and immigration into a new border protection agency next year, officials at the two currently separate departments have made a decision to start training their staff together. A dozen new recruits who joined customs last week, [...]

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DOI continues crackdown on illegal workers

DOI continues crackdown on illegal workers

| 17/05/2018 | 22 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Immigration’s enforcement arm has been rounding up more suspected illegal workers with more proactive operations in conjunction with the police, customs and the Department of Labour. The crackdown on illegal migrants over the last two weeks resulted in seven arrests, i [...]

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One woman admits charges in immigration case

One woman admits charges in immigration case

| 12/05/2018
(CNS): Just one defendant, Mariel Maleno Suriel (33), charged in the corruption case surrounding the immigration department and an alleged conspiracy relating to the English-language test admitted the charges Friday, when all 12 defendants appeared in Grand Court. It took around an hour and a half [...]

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Immigration says ‘sorry’ over FOI delays

Immigration says ‘sorry’ over FOI delays

| 11/05/2018 | 14 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Department of Immigration said it is working hard to address the delays people are experiencing in responses to their freedom of information (FOI) requests. Retirements and staff shortages, among other issues, are behind the delays, according to officials from the departmen [...]

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Caymanians outraged over need to prove status

Caymanians outraged over need to prove status

| 18/04/2018 | 229 Comments
(CNS): The immigration department has issued a statement aiming to clarify the situation for people who are Caymanian by right through descent who have to acquire a letter from immigration proving that fact. However, the statement leaves several questions unanswered and has done little to address th [...]

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