Visa exceptions for Indians

I have been an expat from India on this island for a couple of years and over these years of working here I have seen how hard it is for us to come here to earn a living for us and for our families who we leave behind thousands of miles away.

The necessity of having a British visa to transit really compounds our situation. Having a work permit is just not enough a criteria but having a British visa to transit is a must.

My fervent appeal and request is for the governor to table this issue if possible at your high level meetings where by we expats from India can get a waiver to transit through London without a visa provided we have a valid work permit issued by the Cayman Islands Immigration looking at it from the fact that Cayman Islands is an overseas territory of United Kingdom and India a member of the Commonwealth.

Please consider the fact that during the hurricane season disaster could strike and has struck us here in the past.

During these times for those of us without a visa, travel or exit out of the Island is just a major hurdle.

I do understand that this will be a high profile issue to handle but surely a word from the governor could open up our plight here and help us fellow Indians to make our thousands of miles journey a smooth and pleasant one.

Renoir Cota

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