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About Us

The Department of Immigration has two central functions: to protect our borders and to manage migration to the Islands. In performing these functions the Department and its officers, acting under the authority of the Islandsí immigration legislation, are responsible for controlling entry and stay in the Islands and for the processing of applications for work permits, permanent residence and many other categories of residence.

Decisions on applications are generally made by independent boards, though the Chief Immigration Officer and his designates also have decision-making authority for particular categories of residence and work permits.

The Department of Immigration has its headquarters in Grand Cayman, though there is also an office in Cayman Brac. The Department also operates Visa Offices in Jamaica and Honduras.

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Our Vision

To be a leading and respected example of a modern, efficient and professional Immigration Service.

Our Mission

We will contribute to the security, stability and prosperity of the Cayman Islands by:

    • Maintaining a robust and efficient border management
    • Enforcing our immigration laws and policies in an equitable and consistent manner
    • Managing migration responsibly
    • Developing a high performance culture that facilitates and supports a talented and professional workforce

Our Values


We commit to delivering the highest standards of service.


We are individually and collectively accountable for our actions.


We will act ethically and with impartiality, fairness, and consistency in all we do.


We will treat our colleagues and customers with respect and dignity.

Last Updated: 2016-03-16