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Entry Refused

A person may be refused permission to land by an immigration officer if-

  • he is without a passport, visa or other appropriate travel documents;
  • upon his arrival, he provides false or misleading information to an immigration officer;
  • he fails to provide information required by an immigration officer for the purpose of deciding whether entry should be allowed and on what terms;
  • he has in the past-
    • obtained a benefit by way of grant from the immigration authorities by fraud or deception; or
    • failed to observe a condition attaching to an immigration grant;
  • he is a prohibited immigrant;
  • he fails to satisfy the immigration officer that he will be admitted to another country after his stay in the Islands;
  • his sponsor is unwilling to give, if requested to do so, an undertaking to be responsible for his maintenance and accommodation during the period of any leave granted;
  • the immigration officer has information to the effect that-
    • it will be conducive to the public good to refuse him leave to enter; or
    • he does not intend to leave the Islands at the end of the period of his visit;
  • he intends, unlawfully, to engage in gainful occupation in the Islands;
  • he intends, without having obtained the necessary student visa, to engage in formal studies in the Islands; or
  • he has insufficient funds-
    • to adequately maintain himself and his dependants without recourse to taking up employment; or
    • to meet the cost of the return or onward journey.

Right of Appeal

A person who has been refused permission to enter the Cayman Islands by an immigration officer may appeal against this decision within seven days of the date of the decision to the Work Permit Board (or the Cayman Brac & Little Cayman Immigration Board if the immigration officer was stationed in Cayman Brac or Little Cayman at the time of the decision) whose decision is final and binding. A person making an appeal against the decision of an immigration officer to refuse permission to enter is required to leave the Territory pending the outcome of the appeal.

Last Updated: 2007-12-20