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Getting Married in Cayman Islands

Visitors to the Cayman Islands can get married on the day they arrive. This includes passengers arriving on cruise ships, who may be legally married during their day in port in Grand Cayman.

A special licence will be granted by the Governor for non-resident couples. The application for this license can be obtained from:

Chief Secretary's Office,
4th Floor, Government Administration Building
George Town, Grand Cayman
Phone: (345) 244-2403

The fee for this license is CI$150 plus a CI$10 stamp duty (CI$160 or US$200 total). It is possible to obtain the special licence on the day of the marriage, however, visitors are advised to make arrangements in advance to expedite paperwork and all required details.

Couples must arrange for a Cayman Islands Marriage Officer before applying for the licence. A list of officers is available from the Chief Secretary's office and can be sent in advance of arrival.

Other requirements include proper documentation of proof:

  • Citizenship and age (passport or birth certificate)
  • Marital status (proof of legal divorce decree or death certificate if spouse has died, if applicable)
  • Immigration card showing legal entry into the Cayman Islands (you will receive this card as you clear immigration at the airport), or
    Documentation proving visitor is a passenger on a cruise ship.


The minimum legal age for getting married without parental consent is 18.

A brochure, 'Getting Married in the Cayman Islands', containing complete guidelines and information is available from:

Government Information Services
Cricket Square, Grand Cayman.
British West Indies
Phone: (345) 949-8092
Fax: (345) 949-5936.

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