Once your child is born in the Cayman Islands, it's important to register their birth as soon as possible. This will enable you to apply for a passport for them and put their name down for school.

All children born in the Cayman Islands are be issued a Live Birth Notification Form at the hospital. The original document will be sent to the Registrar of Births and you will be given a copy.

The next step requires one of the parents, if married, or both parents, if you are not married, to go to the Registrar of Births, at the Government Administration Building, Elgin Avenue (Tel: (345) 946 7922) with the Live Birth Notification Form, your marriage certificate (if married) and your passports.

Residents of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman can register their children at the District Commissioner’s Office on Cayman Brac or in Grand Cayman.

By law, you must register your child within three months of birth.

There is no charge for this, however, a copy of your child’s birth certificate from the Registrar of Births will cost CI$10 per copy. Get a few copies as you will need them for everything from registering your child at a school, to proving to the Immigration Department that you really do need a domestic helper! For extra copies after registration see www.ciregistry.gov.ky.