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How to Marry in the Cayman Islands

If the idea of getting married barefoot in the sand is your perfect dream, then you can't go far wrong tying the knot on these pretty Caribbean islands. Beach weddings are a speciality here, and with plenty of beaches to choose from, all you need to do is decide which view of the crystal blue sea you'd like as your wedding backdrop.  

Below are the legalities for marrying in the Cayman Islands, to help you plan your ideal wedding abroad.

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Cayman Islands Marriage Law Requirements

What are the legal requirements to get married in the Cayman Islands?
Legal age for marriage is 18 years for both men and women.
Bride and Groom may not be related by blood, marriage or adoption.
Two witnesses are required


How long do I have to be resident in the Cayman Islands before I can get married?
There are no residency requirements to get married in the Cayman Islands.


Getting a marriage licence
You must apply for a non-residents marriage licence at the Passport and Corporate Services offices in Grand Cayman, and take the documents below.


What legal papers do I need to take with me?
Passports, or certified copies of birth certificates and photo ID.
Letter from the authorised Marriage Officer who will officiate at your ceremony.
Immigration card proving your entry into the Cayman Islands.
If you have been divorced then the final divorce papers must be shown.
If you are widowed then the death certificate of your previous spouse must be shown.


Please note: this information is for guidance purposes only and liable to change without notice. Please check with your wedding planner in resort or the relevant embassy of the country in which you intend to marry for up to date details before you marry.

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Cayman Islands Marriage
Registrar's Office

For Grand Cayman
Passport and Corporate Services office

2nd floor, Sussex House, George Town, Grand Cayman

Tel: +1 345 943 7678

For Cayman Brac or Little Cayman
District Commissioner's office, Government Administration
Building, Cayman Brac

Tel: +1 345 948 2222