Marrying and Sponsoring a Cayman Islands Citizen

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Marriage to a Cayman Island Citizen

Every country has laws that apply to its citizens marrying a person from a different country. Getting married to a Cayman Islands citizen to bring them to Canada to live eventually is a process with many steps.

You must demonstrate to Cayman Islands officials that you are not currently married to anyone else – either you have never been married or all divorces are finalized – that your identity is proven, and that you have never committed any crimes in the Cayman Islands. This is done by providing various documents, including an Affidavit of Single Status, to the Cayman Islands government either in the Cayman Islands or via a UK embassy.

If you want to bring your Cayman Islands spouse or partner to live in Canada, you must then file a sponsorship application for them to become a permanent resident. If they would like to visit you in Canada while their application is in process, they must also apply for a visitor visa. For more information, please see our family sponsorship page and our visitor visa page.


Cayman Islands Marriage Basic Requirements

In order to marry a citizen of Cayman Islands, you must demonstrate to the Cayman Islands government that you are eligible to do so. This includes:

  • Proof of country of birth
  • Proof of single status
  • Proof of age requirement

Cayman Islands Marriage Ceremony

The marriage ceremony to a Cayman Islands citizen can legally take place in Cayman Islands, Canada, or any other country as long as both parties have the necessary visas to enter this country legally. This marriage can then be recognized when applying for a permanent residence or a visitor visa for your Cayman Islands spouse. To learn more about cereomny customs, see below.

Family Members

If your Cayman Islands spouse has dependent children, this does not affect the Cayman Islands Marriage document application.

If you have dependent children, they have no effect on the application to marry a Cayman Islands citizen.


Calling the Cayman Islands from Canada

The Cayman Islands are part of the North American Numbering Plan (NANP), as is Canada, so calling there is like making a normal long distance call within Canada:

Dial 1 – area code – local number. The area code is 345.


Calling Canada from the Cayman Islands

Because both Canada and the Caymans are in the NANP, calling Canada is like making a normal long distance call.

List of Area Codes in Canada

Province Code Province  Code
Alberta 403 / 587 (southern Alberta)

587 / 780 (central and northern Alberta)

Nunavut 867
BC 236 / 250 / 778 (majority of BC)

236 / 604 / 778 (Metro Vancouver)

Ontario 226 / 519 (southwestern Ontario)

249 / 705 (northeastern Ontario)

289 / 365 / 905 (Greater Toronto Area)

343 / 613 (eastern Ontario)

416 / 647 (Toronto)

807 (northwestern Ontario)

Manitoba 204 / 431 PEI 782 / 902
New  Brunswick 506 Quebec 418 / 581 (eastern Quebec)

438 / 514 (Montreal)

450 / 579 (Greater Montreal)

819 / 873 (remainder of Quebec)

Newfoundland and Labrador 709 Saskatchewan 306 / 639
Northwest Territories 867 Yukon 867
Nova Scotia 782 / 902


Time Difference

The Cayman Islands are on Eastern Standard Time but do not participate in Daylight Saving.

Canadian Time Zone # of Hours Caymans are Ahead or Behind # of Hours during DST
Pacific (BC, Yukon) Caymans are 3 hours ahead Caymans are 2 hours ahead
Mountain (Alberta, western Nunvaut, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan) Caymans are 2 hours ahead Caymans are 1 hour ahead
Saskatchewan Caymans are 1 hour ahead Caymans are 1 hour ahead
Central (Manitoba, Northwest Territories, central Nunavut, northwestern Ontario) Caymans are 1 hour ahead Same Time
Eastern (most of Ontario, most of Quebec) Same Time Caymans are 1 hour behind
Atlantic (Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, eastern Quebec) Caymans are 1 hour behind Caymans are 2 hours behind
Newfoundland Caymans are 90 minutes behind Caymans are 2.5 hours behind


Emergency Information for Canadians in the Cayman Islands


The Government of Canada’s Travel Alerts for the Cayman Islands


Sponsoring Your Cayman Islands Spouse to Canada

The sponsorship process can be complicated and lengthy. To learn more, click the button below:

Want to learn more about marrying in the Cayman Islands? Let us know!

Consulate of Canada in Seven Mile Beach

1st Floor Landmark Square
64 Earth Close
Seven Mile Beach
Cayman Islands

Postal Address:
P.O. Box 30086, Grand Cayman, KY1-1201

Telephone: (345) 949-9400
Fax: No Fax
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: No Website

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High Commission of Canada in Kingston

3 West Kings House Road
Kingston 10

Postal Address:
P.O. Box 1500, Kingston, Jamaica

Telephone: (876) 926-1500
Fax: 876-733-3493
E-mail: [email protected]

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