Applications can be downloaded by clicking the Forms tab. Alternatively, you can make your application through an immigration agency. The fees are CI$ 825 (Naturalisation as a BOTC for persons aged 18 and over) or $450 (Registration as a BOTC). These fees include a non- refundable application fee of CI$200. The average processing time for applications is 2 to 4 months. Written notification of the outcome will be emailed to the email address you provided on your application. Should your application be approved, you will then make an appointment to attend a pledge ceremony.
After your pledge ceremony you will receive a Certificate of Naturalisation from the Office of the Deputy Governor (ODG) and you are free to apply for your British Overseas Territories Citizen passport. For further information call 244-2403.
|Process Step||Procedure to be Followed|
|Access Application form and guidance notes on website and complete||
Applicant downloads and completes application.
Applicant visits the Post Office, identifies the relevant ODG service, pays the fee and receives a receipt.
Applicant emails completed and signed application form, the receipt of payment from the Post Office, and any other required documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Receipt and assessment of application||
ODG sends acknowledgement and receipt by email or post.
ODG checks application for completeness, conducts relevant checks and prepares application for review.
|Application Screening||Application is screened for suitability.|
|Approval||ODG informs applicant of decision by email. If the application is approved, date and time for pledge ceremony will be confirmed.|
Applicant arrives for Pledge Ceremony
Applicant recites the Pledge in the presence of the Deputy Governor
Receives signed Naturalisation Certificate
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.
The cost is CI$150 and is payable to the Cayman Islands Government. We only accept draft/cheque
Last Updated 2020-07-21