If you were married in the Cayman Islands by Simply Weddings- Grand Cayman Wedding Celebrants & Planners you would not be reading this. Each of our wedding packages include the Registered Marriage Certificate which is the proof that you were legally married in the Cayman Islands, and your marriage has been recorded. Should you wish a 2nd copy you need only contact us and we will have it on it's way in no time.
If you were married by another Marriage Officer, and you did NOT receive the government issued Registered Marriage Certificate, then write to us anyway and we will get you this important document for a small charge.
You will need this document, called an RMC for short, when you return home to 1) change your name on your passport 2) put your married name on your Driver's License, 3) inform Social Security and your insurance companies, and bank, of your change in status.
No further action on your part is necessary.
(Not to make too fine a point, but if you were to get divorced, you will also need it to prove that you were legally married in the first place.)
The Registered Marriage Certificate is the document you receive after your ceremony has taken place, and once your Civil Registrar/Marriage Officer has filed your marriage with the Public Records office called the General Registry.
The modern RMC has many security features. For example, it cannot be photocopied. It has the Cayman Is. Coat of Arms as a watermark, and it has the seal of the Registrar General. The photograph above is an illustration only, it is an older version of the RMC.
Do not confuse the RMC with the document your Civil Registrar/Marriage Officer gives you the day of your wedding. This is YOUR copy of the record of your marriage. Of the three copies of the document you sign after your ceremony, the first copy is kept by your wedding celebrant and filed in his/her Marriage Book. Your wedding celebrant files the second (duplicate) copy with the General Registry, and within 2 days your RMC is available.
A Cayman Islands Marriage Certificate is legal world wide. In some cases, but not the USA or any Commonwealth Country, you might need an Apostille affixed to your RMC. This is a special government stamp. If you live in some Central or South American countries, some European countries, or some parts of Asia and were married in the Cayman Islands, check with your Consulate or Embassy as to whether you need an Apostille.
Simply Weddings - Cayman Wedding Celebrants and Planners can provide you with an RMC with an Apostille, please visit our contact page at www.simplyweddingscayman.com