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. Consent can be given by the father or, if the father is dead, by a lawful guardian. If there is no guardian, an unmarried mother may give consent.
All marriages must be attended by a 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.
After a marriage, the marriage officer must file a duplicate of the register entry with the Registrar General. A certified copy of the register entry will be supplied to the couple without charge. Further certified copies may be obtained for CI$10 per copy from the Registrar of Marriages at the General Registry, telephone 345-244-3404, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated: 2006-01-16