Marriage to a Cayman Island Citizen
Every country has its own laws that apply to its citizens marrying a person from a different country. Getting married to a Cayman Islands citizen with the goal of eventually bringing them to Canada to live is a process with many steps.
You must demonstrate to Cayman Islands officials that they 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 Cayman Islands. This is done by providing various documents including an Affidavit of Single Status to the Cayman Islands government either in 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.
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.
List of British consulates in Canada
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
403 / 587 (southern Alberta)
587 / 780 (central and northern Alberta)
236 / 250 / 778 (majority of BC)
236 / 604 / 778 (Metro Vancouver)
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|
418 / 581 (eastern Quebec)
438 / 514 (Montreal)
450 / 579 (Greater Montreal)
819 / 873 (remainder of Quebec)
|Newfoundland and Labrador||709||Saskatchewan||306 / 639|
|Nova Scotia||782 / 902|
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
Telephone: (345) 949-9400
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High Commission of Canada in Kingston
3 West Kings House Road
Telephone: (876) 926-1500
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