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What is the fee for a Proof of Nationality Letter? The cost is $100 and is payable to the Cayman Islands Government.

What are the names of the past Governors, Administrators, Commissioners, or Chief Magistrates in the Cayman Islands? Please review the list of Governors and Predecessors.

How can I become a Notary Public? Applications forms can be obtained from and submitted to the Attorney General’s Office.

I am from another country, how do I contact a consular agent? Please review the list of Consular Agents.

How can I become a Justice of the Peace? A nomination to appoint someone as a Justice of the Peace (JP) must be received in writing by the Chief Secretary’s Office. The nomination must be made without the nominee being aware of it.

What is a Proof of Nationality letter? It is a legal document to replace the original Certificate of Naturalisation or Registration which has been lost or destroyed. The document can be used to confirm that the individual is a citizen of the Cayman Islands by virtue of being granted Naturalisation or Registration. The process can take up to a month after submission of the application and fee.

Can I put the Cayman Islands flag and/or coat of arms on our business website and/or stationary? Any non-governmental use of the country’s flag and/or coat of arms requires written permission from the Chief Secretary’s. For permission, submit a written request to the Chief Secretary’s Office.

Where can I get a Cayman Islands flag and/or coat of arms? The Cayman Islands National Museum sells flags, coat of arms, and other reproductions of Cayman’s heritage at their gift shop. Please visit them in downtown George Town or call them at 949-8368 for further information.

Who are the members of the Prisons Inspection Board? 

  • Chairman – Georgette Myrie
  • West Bay member – Jenny Manderson
  • George Town member – Debbie McTaggart
  • Bodden Town member – Dwayne Seymour
  • East End member – Yvonne A. Miller
  • North Side member – Patricia (Pat) Ebanks
  • Sister Islands member – Chris Randall

How can I become a Marriage Officer? The Church that you are affiliated with must submit a written application to the Chief Secretary’s Office. You need to provide the following supporting documents: The original certificate of ordination and, if the person is on a work permit, the original work permit valid for at least twenty-four months. Marriage Officers are selected twice per year, in January and July. Applicants must be full-time ordained ministers of religion who reside permanently in the Cayman Islands.

How can I invite a relative/friend from Cuba to the Cayman Islands? Any visitor to the Cayman Islands from Cuba must be sponsored by a resident of the Cayman Islands. Click on the link below for an application from. Submit a completed form to the Chief Secretary’s Office for authentication. The fee for this process is CI$50 and it takes twenty-four hours to complete.

How do I become naturalised / registered as a British Overseas Territory Citizen (BOTC)? You can collect an application form from the receptionist at the Government Administration Building or download it (in colour) from the Governor’s Website at www.ukincayman.fco.gov.uk. Alternatively, you can make your application through an immigration agency. Once you have completed your application, call 244-2403 to make an appointment with a staff member of staff who will verify that your application is complete and that you have provide the appropriate supporting documents. There is a non- refundable application fee of CI$100. Once your application has been accepted, it takes two to five months to process. Written notification of the outcome will be sent to the postal address you provided on your application. Should your application be approved, you will then make an appointment to attend a pledge ceremony. Fees for the granting of naturalisation are CI$500 for adults and CI$150 for children. After your pledge ceremony you will receive a certificate of naturalisation and you are free to apply for your Cayman Islands passport. For further information call 244-2403.

How do I register as a British citizen? At your naturalisation pledge ceremony you will receive an application to register as a British citizen. There is a CI$100 administrative fee and a £400 processing fee made payable, in draft form, to Accounting Officer, Home Office. Once you have completed your application, call (345) 244-2286 to make an appointment with a staff member who will verify that your application is complete and that you have provided the appropriate documents. This process takes between six months to a year to complete and written notification of outcome will be sent to the postal address you provided on your application form. Should your application be approved, you will then make an appointment to attend a pledge ceremony. After your pledge ceremony you will be provided with a certificate of registration and you are free to apply for your British passport. Please call (345) 244-2403 for further information.