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Applying for a Passport

Ensuring your baby or child is legally allowed to travel can be daunting – especially if he or she was born abroad. Here we outline the steps to take to get it done and get travelling! Once your child has a birth certificate you can apply for a passport. Parents are encouraged to apply straight away and obtain any necessary visas; in case of emergency, you will all need one. Please read on for details on how to get a passport for your child.

American Passports

If you are a US citizen who recently had a child in the Cayman Islands, you need to apply for a ‘Consular Report of Birth Abroad’ as well as a passport for your child. You will need to make an appointment (via email) with the Consular Agency and then complete the application forms which can be found on www.travel.state.gov. The parents and child must then attend the appointment and bring all necessary original documents. They do not accept walk-ins, so you must make an appointment.

 

US Consular Agency: Smith Road Centre, Suite 202B, 150 Smith Road, George Town, email: usconsularagency@gmail.com or caymanacs@state.gov. Opening hours: Monday-Friday 8am-2pm (closed on all Cayman and US holidays).

Australian Passports

Obtaining an Australian passport for a child born in the Cayman Islands to at least one Australian national is complicated. For a passport application form visit www.passports.gov.au.

 

 

 

British Passports

Visit www.gov.uk/overseas-passports to fill out an online passport application form and pay the prescribed fee. The passport office will then email you a personalised declaration pack. You need to sign this and send it by courier along with the supporting documents and photos to Her Majesty’s Passport Office, OVS-D, Millburngate House, Millburngate, Durham DH97 1PA, England. The cost of a child’s passport is £72.86, inclusive of the courier fee. Processing time takes between two to eight weeks.

 

Canadian Passports

The Canadian Consulate offers 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 estimated processing time is 15-20 business days.

Canadian Consulate: 1st Floor, Landmark Square, 64 Earth Close, West Bay Road (near The Strand Shopping Centre). Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-1pm.

Caymanian Passports

Caymanian passports (also called a British Overseas Territories Citizen passports) are processed at the Passport & Corporate Services office in George Town and then sent to the UK passport office to be printed. The processing time is around six weeks. Application forms, and a list of required documentation for a BOT passport, can be downloaded from www.immigration.gov.ky. Passports cost CI$75 for a child. Emergency passports, issued in the event of a medical air evacuation, are produced in Grand Cayman and can be turned around within a day.

 

Passport & Corporate Services Office: 2nd floor of Sussex House, 128 Elgin Avenue (next to WORC). Opening hours: Monday-Friday 8.30am-4pm.

For any other nationalities visit www.gov.ky and select Consular Agents for contact details of the consular representatives.


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For more information on passports and visas, go to www.caymanresident.com. Contact details for the various consular representatives can also be found on the Cayman Resident website.

 

 
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