A non-Caymanian who is 18 years of age or older, seeking to enter the Cayman Islands to attend a recognised educational institution on a full-time basis, may be granted a student visa.
The student should be self-sufficient or provide proof of support from other means. They must also submit a medical questionnaire and a police clearance certificate when applying. The application process generally takes four weeks.
The student visa does not allow the student to engage in any gainful occupation. The student is expected to leave the Cayman Islands on completion of the programme. Student visas can be granted for a period of up to four years but may be extended for a further 12 months. A person on a student visa may, after the proper application, have a dependant added to their application and can seek other permissions simultaneously with or following, their student visa’s expiry.