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Residency Revocation

The Caymanian Status & Permanent Residency Board or Chief Immigration Officer may revoke a person's right to reside in the Islands where:

  • he organises or engages in subversive political activity, or organises, causes or promotes racism within the Islands or elsewhere;
  • the Board or Chief Immigration Officer is satisfied that information given in his application for permission to remain permanently in the Islands was false in a material particular or concealed a material fact;
  • he has been convicted of an offence against the laws of the Islands;
  • he was convicted of an offence under the laws of another country, the nature of which offence would, in the opinion of the Board or Chief Immigration Officer, make his continued presence in the Islands contrary to the public interest;
  • he becomes destitute;
  • he becomes mentally disordered or mentally defective as defined in the Mental Health Law, 2013;
  • he is medically certified to be suffering from a communicable disease that makes his continued residence in the Islands dangerous to the community;
  • he is reasonably believed-
    • to be a prostitute and to have come to the Islands for the purposes of prostitution; or
    • to be living on, or receiving the proceeds of prostitution; or
    • he fails to maintain the level of financial investment stated in his application for permission to remain permanently in the Islands;
    • he fails to make the annual declaration in respect of himself, his dependents, and other prescribed matters, as required by section 30(13) of the Immigration Law; or
    • he is or has been working in an occupation not specified in his Certificate;
    • either the Board or the Chief Immigration Officer is of the opinion that he is no longer supporting, or able to support, a dependant previously included in the grant of permanent residence; or
    • he is delinquent, for a period of more than ninety days, with respect to the payment of prescribed fees relating to the right to reside permanently in the Islands;
  • he is deemed by the Cabinet to be an undesirable inhabitant of the Islands; or
  • he has been ordinarily resident outside the Islands continuously for a period of one year or more.

Last Updated: 2017-06-12