Cayman Islands Immigration
Note: From January 23 2007 (previously January 8) the first stage of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative kicks in. This requires those travelling betwen the US and the Cayman Islands to have a valid passport, regardless of citizenship. This is a US requirement.
Visitors to the Cayman Islands arriving by air must be in possession of a return or onward ticket.
US, Canadian and British citizens need to show:
- Passport or
- Other proof of citizenship such as birth certificate plus photo identification (such as a driver's licence).
Citizens of all other countries must present a valid passport.
Visas are not required for Americans, Canadians, British, citizens of other Commonwealth countries (except Jamaica, Bangladesh, Gambia, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Uganda) and the countries listed below:
Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, China (Peoples Republic) citizens holding Hong Kong (SAR China) passports only, Chile, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Iceland, Irish Republic, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Panama, Peru, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Venezuela.
The Cayman Islands Immigration Department operates a call centre. Members of the public can dial 949-8344 and using an automated system be directed to trained staff able to deal with matters such as work permits, permanent residence, visas etc.