Visa office open

The Immigration Department is advising the public that the Cayman Islands Visa Office in Jamaica will opening today.

The office is on the ninth floor of the Towers on Dominica Drive in New Kingston. The telephone number is 876-906-5336.

Residents of Jamaica wishing to travel to Cayman can visit the office between 8amnoon, Monday through Friday. Those who live outside of Jamaica should visit their nearest British Consulate.

The non-refundable processing fee of US$102.40 must be paid by bank draft, made payable to Cayman Islands Government. This, along with the following items, must be submitted when applying for a visa:

a fully completed and signed application form titled Application for Cayman Islands Visa;

a valid passport with at least six months validity remaining and enough space to insert a visa;

one recent passport sized colour photograph, taken on a plain white background , and glued-not stapled- to the application form;

police record.

It is also beneficial for applicants to include original documentation of personal circumstances, such as bank statements, evidence of employment, or proof of assets.

Processing of the visa request takes approximately two weeks. The decision will be made in the Cayman Islands and notification will be sent through the office in Jamaica to the respective applicant.

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