Permanent Residence


Any person who has been legally and ordinarily resident in the Cayman Islands for a period of at least eight years, other than

1. the holder of a Residency Certificate for Persons of Independent Means; or
2. the holder of a Residency Certificate for Retirees; or
3. a person who was granted permanent residence previously in circumstances analogous to (i) and (ii) above

may apply to the Caymanian Status & Permanent Residency Board for permission for himself, his spouse and his dependants, if any, to reside permanently in the Cayman Islands. Such an application may be made whilst the person continues to be legally and ordinarily resident or within ninety days of ceasing to be legally and ordinarily resident.

When an application for permanent residence is approved, the Caymanian Status & Permanent Residency Board will issue the applicant a Residency and Employment Rights Certificate which entitles him or her

1. to accept employment from any employer of his choice; and
2. to have reside with him any dependants who were listed in his permanent residence application and who were approved by the Caymanian Status & Permanent Residency Board. The Certificate may also be varied subsequently to add or remove dependants.

Ask Philip Gamble whether you (or your children) have a claim to British nationality.

Learn more about these routes to British Nationality: is a specialist UK Nationality and British Citizenship site offering an online search and assessment. Claims to hold a British Passport can be complex and the site offers a quick, simple search to give you the answers. While many people qualify for the UK Ancestry Visa based on holding a Commonwealth passport with a UK born grandmother or grandfather, we have found that if you have a grandparent born in the UK, or if your mother is British or your father is British, then there are several scenarios where you can claim British Nationality and the right to hold a British Passport. This stems from Britain’s collection of British Colonies, British Protectorates and British Protected States in the middle of last century and the Nationality rules concerning what are now the countries of the Commonwealth.