Destination weddings are a growing trend, and more couples are choosing the Cayman Islands as their ideal location to make their lasting commitment. Getting married on these idyllic islands couldn’t be easier. Here’s what couples will need to do.
Couples, including those arriving by cruise ship for their Cayman Islands wedding, can marry the same day they arrive in the Cayman Islands. Just be sure to have the following:
1. A non-residents marriage license
2. A letter from the authorized Marriage Officer who is to officiate.
Applications for non-resident marriage licenses are 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.
Passport and Corporate Services Office:
Sussex House, 128 Elgin Avenue, George Town, Grand Cayman.
Couples wishing to marry during a vacation or a cruise ship stop may apply for a special license. Under the law, the governor grants special licenses, and marriages may be performed as soon as applications have been processed. The Passport and Corporate Services office handles applications on Grand Cayman, and District Administration represents the governor on Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.
The application, which must be signed by both persons, must give full names, occupations, permanent addresses and any current temporary addresses. It must also name the marriage officer who will perform the ceremony, state whether either party has been previously married, and confirm that there is no lawful hindrance to the intended marriage.
The couple may choose to bring the required documents to the specified government office and make the application in person. Or, working with their marriage officer, they may fill out and sign the form, provide the necessary documents, and then turn the process over to the officer for completion.
The documents required are:
· Proof of identity, such as an original or certified birth certificate or passport
· Cayman Islands international embarkation/disembarkation card or ship’s boarding pass.
· Certified or original copies of divorce decrees/ death certificates
The license fee of CI$150 (US$187.50), plus a CI$50 (US$62.50) application fee, must accompany the documents. Applications should be filed at the Passport and Corporate Services office on the second floor of the Sussex House, George Town, Grand Cayman, telephone 345-943-7678. Persons preferring to marry in Cayman Brac or Little Cayman should contact the District Commissioner’s office, Government Administration Building, Cayman Brac, telephone 345-948-2222. The license must be produced to the marriage officer performing the ceremony and is valid for three months.
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