Visa changes in store

The Caricom region, specifically nine venue countries, will be host to Cricket world Cup 2007.

In order to ensure a safe and secure environment for the events, the heads of government at the 27th Conference held last July in St. Kitts and Nevis agreed to establish a Caricom Single Domestic Space for the period 1 February to 15 May.

The SDS comprises of Dominica and the venue states.

The implementation of the Caricom Visa allows for clearance for nationals to travel freely within the SDS.

Nationals travelling on Cayman passports will not require a visa to travel within the SDS during the period of 1 February to 15 May; however visa will once again be in effect as of 16 May.

The Jamaican Consulate office in Cayman wishes to advise the public that its office will continue to issue entry visas for persons travelling to Jamaica before 1 February.

The office will not issue entry visas for travel to Jamaica between 1 February and 15 May.

Please note that nationals of all countries require the Caricom special visa to enter the single domestic space during the period 1 February to 15 May except nationals from the following countries and their overseas territories:

Canada

France @OCTs

Germany

Japan

Ireland

National and residents of Caricom member states except Haiti

Italy

South Africa

Spain

The Netherlands and OCTs

United Kingdom and dependent territories

United States and dependent territories

And any other nationals who already enjoy before 1 February a form of status conferred by any of the immigration authorities of the 10 countries which form the single domestic space and are listed below.

Antigua and Barbuda

Barbados

Dominica

Grenada

Guyana

Jamaica

St. Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Trinidad and Tobago

The Caricom special visa application form and information can be accessed from the website www.caricomimpacs.org

The nearest designated issuing site for the Caricom visa is the Jamaican consulate office in Miami, Florida.

Issuing site for the USA, South America and the Caribbean:

Consulate General – Miami

842 Ingraham Building

25 South East, 2nd Avenue

Miami, FL. 33131

tel: 305 374 8431 ext. 100

fax: 305 374 9674, 305 577 4970

email: [email protected]

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