Brits to bring ‘visa clinic’ to Cayman

| 06/07/2010

(CNS): Foreign nationals living in the Cayman Islands that want to apply for a UK visa will have the opportunity to do so later this month without leaving the islands. The governor’s office has confirmed that the United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA) department is coming to Grand Cayman this month to offer a bio-metric services clinic to enable applicants to deal with this element of the application process locally and avoid the need to travel to Jamaica. The first clinic will be on 27 July atthe Smith Road Centre.

“The UKBA recognises the logistical challenges that face their customers in the Caribbean, in regards to the biometric capture part of the UK visa application process. To date, anyone wanting to apply from the Cayman Islands for a visa to the United Kingdom has had to attend an appointment at the Visa Application Centre in Kingston, Jamaica in order to have certain biometric data captured,” a statement from the governor’s office read. .
On 27 July 2010, the UKBA will run the first monthly mobile biometric clinic in Grand Cayman.  The clinic will be held in the lobby of The Smith Road Centre which is located on Smith Road in George Town. People who wish to attend the clinic should apply online by visiting and then book a biometric clinic appointment by visiting 
The biometric clinic service fee is US$150 per applicant.
Please note that this relates to applicants applying for visas for the United Kingdom only and not the United States. For more information on the upcoming clinic please visit and select Cayman Islands.     
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  1. Anonymous says:

     All these bio-metric systems… People need to start opening their eyes.

  2. Around & Around We Go says:

    And how does this help the people of the Cayman Islands?? Ohhh wait it does not!! It’s for all the UK people that got status and don’t like traveling to get their passport sorted.. The local that need a USA visa still have to bend over back words to go and get it off island. I just don’t see how this same thing could not be done for the US Visa

  3. Anonymous says:

    When is the CI Goverment going to relize we have to get a Jamaice visa

    before we can go to Jamaica to get a US Visa. We need our own Visa office here face it Cayman is broke Jamaica is making money off of us with visa’s that will be one way of Cayman make some Money Back.

    • Jab-Jab says:

      Yes! Lets send the Police Boats to Key West with all guns blazing to force the US to set up a consulate here where they can process our visas. You have my vote for premier.

  4. Anonymous says:

    absolute rubbish how about brining a clinic here so UK nationals can get their passports here?

    They are limiting overseas visas to the UK so how does this make sense?

  5. Anyomous.. says:

    Blah Blah Blah.

    Someone please fix it so that I won’t have to go to Jamaica/Bahamas for my US VISA. And to the dummy that got my hopes up earlier with the false email.. thnx a lot (for a minute)

    • Oliver says:


    • Anonymous.. says:

      Typical Cayman Islands, always looking out for the foreigner.. lol

      When we Caymanianshave to go away for ours, why not make it more convenient for other nationalities..

      • Caymanians are being ignored again says:

        I totally agree with the other posters, why can’t Caymanians benefit from this as well, it cost us Caymanians a lot to travel to Jamaica/Bahamas for us to get our US Visas. 

        Yes I would say the same too…looking out for the foreigners again!! Caymanians remember we don’t have to get work permits, we don’t bring the Government any revenue…but the foreigners do, need I say anymore.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Perhaps very soon we might have the US  coming over too. Now that would be wonderful.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Ok this is good news for the Foreigners but when is it that we as caymanians need to stop running up and down to jamaica or the bahamas to get a US visa why do we need to go a another country to get a visa why cant we have some one come here at least 2 – 3 times for the year to deal with this ?

    • Anonymous says:

      Cayman is simply too small of a jurisdiction to require any intervention by US officials.  Let’s face the facts, there is a worldwide recession, so everyone is cutting back cost.  There is a procedure in place to get a visa, so deal with it.

      Lower Valley Resident

    • FedUpCaymanian says:

      Perhaps because we are a "2 x 4" island (according to McKeeva) and hardly make a blip on the world map – despite our own high opinions of ourselves!!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Hurray. Soon all the criminals can go off to the UK where there is more to steal & people to mug. Oh, but not as much easy access to guns & better cops, so perhaps not. Damn.