Destination Weddings in the Cayman Islands


Legal Requirements

Couples, including those arriving by cruise ship, can marry the same day they arrive in the Cayman Islands. Non-Residents have to provide the following in order to apply for a marriage license in the Cayman Islands:

  * Proof of identity, such as an original or certified birth certificate or passport (your travel documents)
  * Cayman Islands international embarkation/disembarkation card (you will receive on the plane or ship)
  * Certified or original copies of divorce decrees/death certificates (if applicable)

A marriage can be performed as soon as the application has been processed – and it is possible to do this all on the same day. The application, which must be signed by both people, must give full names, occupations, and permanent address and any current temporary address. It must also give the name of the marriage officer who will perform the ceremony, state if either party has been previously married, and confirm that there is no impediment of kindred, or alliance or other lawful hindrance to the intended marriage.

The minimum age of legal marriage in the Cayman Islands is 16, however, anyone under 18 must have consent if he or she has not been married before. All marriages must be attended by a local marriage officer and by two other witnesses. Marriages must take place between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. Note that liquor licensing laws state that live music must not be played on Sunday in places licensed to sell alcoholic beverages.

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