The former immigration building on Elgin Avenue remains closed as remediation work continues.

The office, which fields a large portion of immigration and work permit-related transactions, has been closed for more than a month after air circulation issues were flagged.
Officials told the Cayman Compass they were hoping to reopen the office for certain services within the next few weeks.

Customs and Border Control has been operating at the side of the Visa Office on Elgin Avenue.

Martha Connolly, communications manager for the Ministry of Employment and Border Control, said Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman was moved to Apollo House West on Mary Street in early November, after the air circulation problem surfaced at the main office on Elgin Avenue.

She said CBC is slated to return to the main gallery building, but the WORC offices will not be returning.

Connolly confirmed the the remediation work has not been completed.

“We anticipate the main gallery to reopen in the coming weeks; we are aiming before the end of this year,” Connolly said.

Until then the office will remain closed.

“This will allow CBC services to operate out of the main gallery instead of … at the Visa Office; however, the services of WORC will remain operational at Apollo House West,” Connolly said.

Anyone requiring work-permit, status, and permanent-residency services should go to the WORC office in Apollo House West.

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