Visitors Marrying in the Cayman Islands

Couples who are on vacation or are arriving on a cruise ship can marry in Cayman under a special licence. You will need to select a Marriage Officer before you arrive and they will help you arrange a certified copy of a non-residents marriage licence, which is needed to be married in Cayman.

As visitors marrying in the Cayman Islands, you will receive your “full marriage certificate” from the Cayman Islands Registrar of Marriage at the end of the marriage ceremony. Couples from most places in Europe, except the UK, need to get an Apostille. Your Marriage Officer can take care of this for you. Couples from the USA and Canada don’t need an Apostille.

Applications for non-resident marriage licences (US$250) and a list of licensed Marriage Officers can be obtained from the Passport and Corporate Services Office. On Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, this is provided by the District Commissioner’s Office.

Currently, the Marriage Law reads that cruise ships docked in Cayman waters are required to have a Cayman-licensed marriage officer on board to officiate the union if the ship is registered in the Cayman Islands.

Documents needed by Visitors Getting Married in the Cayman Islands

  • Proof of citizenship and age – Passport or an original/certified copy of birth certificate with photo identification (18 is the minimum legal age without parental consent)
  • Proof of marital status (legal divorce decree or death certificate, if applicable)
  • Cayman Islands Immigration Department card or Cayman Islands international embarkation/disembarkation card for cruise ship passengers
  • Two witnesses at the ceremony (Your marriage officer can provide witnesses if there are just two of you)

For more information on marrying in Grand Cayman contact the Deputy Chief Secretary’s office on (345) 949 7900 or for Cayman Brac weddings (345) 948 2222.

On Grand Cayman

Passport and Corporate Services OfficeSussex House, 128 Elgin AvenueGeorge Town, Grand Cayman, KY1-9000
Tel: (345) 943 7678
Email: passport&corporate@gov.ky

On Cayman Brac and Little Cayman

District Commissioner’s Office
District Administration Building
PO Box 240
Cayman Brac KY2-2101
Tel: (345) 948 2506
Email: BracDC@gov.ky