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The right to be Caymanian granted by the Caymanian Status & Permanent Residency Board may be lost in any of the following circumstances:

  • where the holder has supplied false or misleading information in a material particular to the Board;
  • where the holder has ordinarily resided outside the Islands for a period of five years and can no longer be said to be settled in the Islands;
  • where the marriage of the holder, being the spouse of a Caymanian, is deemed by the Board to have been a marriage of convenience; and
  • where within three years of the grant of the right to be Caymanian, or to have Caymanian status, to the spouse of a Caymanian under section 22(4) of the Immigration Law, 2003 or under the Immigration Law (2003 Revision), the marriage of the holder-
    • in the opinion of the Board has irretrievably broken down;
    • has declined to the point where the parties have separated as a result of a decree of a competent court or a deed of separation; or
    • no longer subsists.

The holder of the right to be Caymanian by entitlement -

  • may lose that right where he has not been legally and ordinarily resident in the Islands for a period of seven years immediately before reaching the age of eighteen years; and
  • must notify the Chief Immigration Officer forthwith of the relevant circumstances involving his legal and ordinary residence in the Islands and wilful failure to do so is an offence.

The Board may, divest any person who has been granted the right to be Caymanian  or Caymanian Status previously, of such right or status if it is satisfied that the grant was obtained by means of fraud, false representation or the concealment of any material fact.  There is however the right of appeal against the decision to the Immigration Appeals Tribunal.

Where the grantee of the right to be Caymanian or of Caymanian status is convicted of an offence which in the opinion of the grantor was made possible by, facilitated by or connected with the grant, the grantor may revoke the grant.

Last Updated: 2012-09-30