Whether you are renewing a Caymanian passport or replacing a Canadian one, Cayman Resident has you covered! We can help you navigate this sometimes bureaucratic process and show you how to apply, renew or replace a passport plus apply for the first time passport if you child was born in the Cayman Islands.
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While there are no consulates located in the Cayman Islands, with us being a territory of the United Kingdom, we do have consulars (or country representatives) on Grand Cayman that help citizens of their countries obtain passports.
Read on for information related to Caymanian, American, Canadian and Australian passport, plus a list of consulars on Grand Cayman.
The process is different when applying for a passport for a new baby born in the Cayman Islands.
Caymanian passports (also called a British Overseas Territories Citizen passport) are processed at the Passport & Corporate Services office in George Town, Grand Cayman and then sent to the UK passport office to be printed. The processing time for this is now about six weeks.
Application forms for a BOT passport can be downloaded from www.immigration.gov.ky along with a list of required documentation. For a detailed list of prices and different documents that are available from the Passport Office please see here.
Passports cost CI$75 for a child and CI$100 for an adult. Temporary passports, which are only issued in the event of a medical air evacuation, are still produced in Cayman and can be turned around within a day for those who are eligible. The Passport Office which is located on the 2nd floor of Sussex House, 128 Elgin Avenue (next to Immigration) is open Monday-Friday 9am-3pm. Tel: (345) 943 7678.
Please note that although the Cayman Islands Government Immigration website (as listed above) is not longer the official site used by the Department of WORC (the renamed Department of Immigration), we cannot find another site that lists the Cayman Islands BOTC passport application forms.
Application forms for British passports (renewals or new passports) need to be filled in online and then the required paperwork, including your existing passport(s), must be couriered to Her Majesty’s Passport Office, OVS-D, Millburngate House, Millburngate, Durham DH97 1PA, England. Go to www.gov.uk/overseas-passports to get started.
Payment must be made by credit card online during the application process. The cost of a standard adult’s passport (as of July 2019) is £105.86 and a child’s passport costs £88.51. This includes the courier fee to send the new passport back to you. Processing time takes about three weeks.
The US Consular Agency can assist with emergencies, enquiries, US Notarial Services and obtaining passports for newborns. The US Consular Agency has an office in the Smith Road Centre, Suite 202B, 150 Smith Road, George Town, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. They are open Monday through Thursday 9am-2pm and are closed on all Cayman and US holidays. Please note that due to the nature of their work they are often called out of the office to complete assignments and during these times the office is closed with little or no forewarning. If you are a US citizen experiencing a serious emergency call (876) 702 6000. You may email or visit the office for enquiries, however, applications are submitted by appointment.
They also assist with the following services: US Notarial Services, performed for US citizens or when documents are related to the US. If you are a US citizen who recently had a child in the Cayman Islands, you should apply for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad and a passport for your child. Email the consular agency to request a checklist to assist you with the process and schedule an appointment. You should complete the application forms prior to this appointment. The child and all the parents who are on the birth certificate must attend the appointment and present original valid documents. Processing time is four to six weeks and cannot be guaranteed; please plan accordingly.
The Canadian Consulate offers consular assistance for Canadian citizens visiting or living in the Cayman Islands. They can assist with obtaining Canadian citizenship for newborns, passports and emergency assistance. The Canadian Consulate is located on the 1st floor, Landmark Square, 64 Earth Close, off West Bay Road (Tel: (345) 949 9400 or email: email@example.com). They are open Monday-Thursday 10am-1pm. They offer consular assistance for Canadians who are travelling, working or living in the Cayman Islands. These services include assistance with obtaining Canadian citizenship for children born in the Cayman Islands to Canadian parents, passports and any emergency assistance. Application forms for Canadian passports can be collected from the Consulate or downloaded online from www.cic.gc.ca. The Consulate can review your application before you send it to the High Commission of Canada in Kingston, Jamaica. The processing time is 15-20 business days.
For non-Canadians who wish to visit, study or work in Canada, as well as for the new Canadian requirements regarding the eTA visa, you will find information, as well as online application forms, at www.jamaica.gc.ca.
Obtaining an Australian passport for a child born in the Cayman Islands to at least one Australian national is complicated. For a passport application see www.passports.gov.au.
Passports for Other Nationalities
The Portfolio of Internal and External Affairs of the Cayman Islands Government and the Office of the Governor have assembled contact details for the consular representatives of the following countries:
Martin Richter, Tel: (345) 916 6622
Wingrove Hunte, Tel: (345) 926 8303
Giorgio Subiotto, Tel: (345) 949 9876
Jeff Boucher, Tel: (345) 949 9400
Sebastian Guilbard, Te: (345) 326 1014
Germany – none at this time
Embassy of the Federal Republic of German
10 Waterloo Road, Kingston 10, PO Box 444, Jamaica
Tel: +1 (876) 631 7935 or +1 (876) 926 6728
Miguel Molina-Brown, Tel: (345) 923 4723
Dr. Krishna Mani, Tel: (345) 945 1565 or (345) 928 4681
Dr. Joseph Marzouca, Tel: (345) 949 9526
The office is located at the 342A Dot Com Centre, Dorcy Drive. Passport renewal time takes two to three weeks.
Arturo Ursua, Tel: (345) 925 8279
Garth Arch, Tel: (345) 949 2400 or 525 5603
Peter Schmid, Tel: (345) 326 4385
His Excellency the Governor, Emergencies: (345) 925 4307
For consular information contact Tom Hines, Staff Officer to His Excellency the Governor.
Gary Montemayor, Tel: (345) 945 8173
Emergencies: (345) 328 0033