Residents Marrying in Cayman

The process for residents marrying in the Cayman Islands is fairly simple. After you have selected your wedding celebrant (a Civil Registrar/Marriage Officer), during your first consultation they will tell you the required forms that you will need to fill out and steps that you need to take.

Before your wedding ceremony is allowed to take place, your Banns of Marriage must be published by your wedding celebrant for seven clear days. This is to give anyone who might object to the marriage the opportunity to make their objection known, in writing, to your wedding celebrant.

Most of the marriage officers in the Cayman Islands are Ministers of Religion and can be contacted through their churches. Refer to the Churches & Religious Services page for a list of churches. You will also find a list of Marriage Officers at www.gov.ky or on The Department of Immigration (WORC) Website.

Civil Registrars in Grand Cayman work out of their offices where they can be contacted, and where the Banns of Marriage are published, usually on a Public Notice board, outside their office.

Documents Needed by Residents Getting Married in the Cayman Islands

  • Proof of identity – a Cayman Islands Voter’s Registration Card, passport or certified/original birth certificate
  • Proof of marital status (legal divorce decree or death certificate, if applicable)