The Passport & Corporate Services Office (P&CSO) reminds holders of British Overseas Territories Citizen (BOTC) – Cayman Islands (CI) passports to test to make sure the validity of their paperwork earlier than making journey preparations.

If you have got utilized for a primary time or the renewal of a passport, we advise to not make journey plans/reservations till in possession of the stated passport.  Ensure you have got given your self adequate time to ensure that the paperwork to be processed and returned to you in your deliberate journey.

BOTC – CI passports at the moment are printed within the United Kingdom (UK), due to this fact, the time required by the P&CSO to difficulty a BOTC – CI passport (first time or renewal) is 4 (four) to 6 (6) weeks. The processing time for a substitute of a misplaced or stolen passport is six (6) to eight (eight) weeks.

When showing on the P&CSO to submit purposes for a primary time passport or renewal of a passport, please make sure you embody the supporting documentation to show your eligibility for a similar.  This will guarantee a easy and environment friendly transaction when submitting the passport software/s.

Such individuals visiting the United States (US) should be sure that their BOTC – CI passports are legitimate for a minimum of six months past the date of supposed departure from the US.  US Visas must also be checked to make sure that they’re present.  Also when travelling to Canada by air, be sure that they’re in possession of an accepted Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) with a purpose to enter – the web site is http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/go to/eta.asp

Applications for US Visa Waivers for a single entry into the United States direct from the Cayman Islands, takes three (three) working days for processing. US Visa Waivers can’t be issued to any BOTC – CI passport holder whose police file lists a prison conviction of any type or who had beforehand been denied a US Visa.

After purposes have been submitted to the P&CSO and a date and time for assortment has been organized, candidates should additionally be sure that their paperwork are collected on time.

Anyone desiring to journey to the US on a British Citizen – United Kingdom passport, and not using a legitimate US Visitor’s Visa, should first receive on-line authorisation by the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA).  The web site is https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov.  If travelling to Canada by air, be sure that on-line authorization has been obtained by the Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) with a purpose to enter.  The web site is http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/go to/and many others.asp

Residents travelling to different international locations ought to make acceptable plans beforehand and must also know and adjust to the journey necessities of respective locations.

The public can be reminded of the P&CSO’s opening hours:  Monday to Friday betweeneight:30am and four:00pm.  P&CSO employees members should not permitted to open the workplace after-hours or on weekends to difficulty passports or different journey paperwork.  Neither can they permit the pick-up of paperwork which weren’t collected in the course of the working hours as prearranged.

For additional data referring to Passports, go to the web site at:http://www.immigration.gov.ky

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Advice for Cayman Islands travellers by: Farah Grimm published:

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