Making a Freedom of Information Request
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Before Making a FOI Request
Before making a FOI request to the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, please review the Freedom of Information page on this website. Also review the document library and the disclosure log to see if we have already published the information you want.
For detailed advice on exempt information, please see the FOI Unit website: www.foi.gov.ky
What Your FOI Request Must Include
A FOI request must:
i. Be in writing (letter, email or facsimile)
ii. Include your name and an address (either postal or e-mail)
iii. Where possible, include a contact telephone number
iv. Specify as clearly as possible the information being sought (include dates and other useful reference details)
Click here to download the Freedom of Information Application Form.
Submitting Your Request
You must submit your FOI request in writing by letter, email or facsimile. All requests must be submitted to CIMA's Information Manager at the following contacts:
Bobette Bodden-Wilson, Information Manager
Cayman Islands Monetary Authority
80e Shedden Rd., Elizabethan Square
P.O. Box 10052, Grand Cayman KY1-1001
Tel: (345) 949 7089
Fax: (345) 949 1464
Response to a FOI Request
The FOI Law requires public authorities to respond within 30 calendar days, and allows an authority to take an extension of an additional 30 calendar days, where needed.
CIMA will acknowledge receipt of a FOI request to the address given and will advise in writing whether an extension is required in order to process a request.
This website has been developed in preparation for implementation of the FOI Law (2007 Revision) which came into effect in January 2009. Public authorities cannot guarantee that requests for information prior to that time will be handled in accordance with new FOI procedures, which are currently being developed.
The costs relating to FOI requests are set out in the Freedom of Information (General) Regulations 2008.
There is no application fee for a FOI request. There is no fee for inspecting a record once access has been granted.
Fees may be charged for photocopies or for converting the information into a different format.
CIMA does not accept credit cards or personal cheques.
Payments may be made by cash, wire transfers, drafts drawn on local commercial banks or International Money Orders/bank drafts payable to the "Cayman Islands Monetary Authority". (There is a 15-day processing period for IMO's and international drafts).
This website forms the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority e-publication scheme developed in compliance with section 5 of the Freedom of Information Law (2007 Revision).