The Cayman Islands Customs and Border Control (CBC) has implemented the Automated Border Control (ABC) Kiosks programme.
The programme is designed to expedite the entry process of eligible travellers including family groups, by utilizing automated, self-service kiosks. Eligible Caymanians, spouses or dependants of a Caymanian, Permanent Residents and their dependants are invited to use the ABC kiosks. Eligible Leisure Visitors are also welcomed to use the ABC kiosks. In addition, these travellers must hold a valid passport from the (BOTC) Cayman Islands, United States, United Kingdom, or Canada.
Upon arrival to Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA), travellers will see signage directing them to the Kiosk area along with eligibility requirements. The use of the ABC Kiosks is completely voluntary for those eligible passengers and there will still be an option to be processed and landed by a CBC officer at the respective counters.
How does the ABC Kiosk work?
Eligible travellers, including those in family groups, are prompted to scan their passport, have their photograph taken by the kiosk camera and answer a series of questions. The kiosk will then verify the information entered and once complete each passenger will be issued a receipt. Travelers will then present their printed receipt along with their other travel documents to the assigned CBC Officer. It is important to note that if a family group is using the kiosk, the first person to begin the process must be at least 18 years of age.
Who is eligible to use the ABC kiosk?
To be eligible to use the kiosks, a traveller must be:
Spouse or dependant of a Caymanian
Permanent Resident and their dependants
Leisure Visitor (visiting less than 30 days)
In addition to the above criteria for eligibility, a traveller must also hold a valid passport from one of the following countries:
(BOTC) Cayman Islands
Who is Ineligible to use the ABC Kiosk?
· All other passport holders.
· Persons living in the Cayman Islands on a Work Permit and their dependents.
· Persons arriving for Business or here In-transit.
· Unaccompanied minors under the age of 18.
· Persons requiring any kind of entry Visa.
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