Marriage to an Armenian Citizen

Every country has its own laws that apply to its citizens marrying a person from a different country. Getting married to an Armenian citizen with the goal of eventually bringing them to Canada to live is a process with many steps.

  • Armenia is a landlocked country located in southwest Asia between Turkey to the west and Azerbaijan
  • The weather is highland continental with hot summers and cold winters. Armenia is a region of highlands covered with mountains and little forest land but rivers and good soil.
  • The official currency is the dram

Contact the Armenian Embassy for more information.

If you want to bring your Armenian 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.

Sample Sponsorship Application


Armenian Marriage Basic Requirements

Canadians traveling to Armenia to get married and be with your spouses are required by Armenian authorities to have an original passport and then a visa can be issued.

The requirements are:

  • Passport valid for 6 months beyond the stay and at least one blank page
  • Original application form and a copy filled and signed
  • Color passport photo
  • Other requirements are a temporary residence card if the stay will be longer than 120 days which can be obtained at the visa department of the police service in Armenia

13 A Mashtots Street, Yerevan, Armenia

Tel. (3741) 53-43-91 and (3741)52-14-16

Armenian visas can be issued as a single entry or multiple entries depending on the purpose of visit. Single visas are issued for up to 120 days while multiple visas go for 6 months. Validity of the visa is at the discretion of the Armenian authorities.

Visa applications can be done at;

Travisa Ottawa,

151 Slater Street, St 604

Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5H3

Tel: (613)656 9561

Fax: (613)656 9565

Armenian Marriage Ceremony

The marriage ceremony to an Armenian citizen can legally take place in Armenia, 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 Armenian spouse. To learn more about cereomny customs, see below.

Family Members

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

If you have dependent children, they have no effect on the application to marry an Armenian citizen.

How long is the Armenian Marriage document valid?

The document is valid for 6 months from the date of issue. If you do not marry your Armenian fiancé within 6 months of the issuance of the Armenian Marriage document, you must apply again with new supporting documents.

List of Armenian Consulates in Canada

Armenian Embassy in Ottawa, Canada


Calling Armenia

The country code is 374 so to call dial 011 – 374 – area code – local number

Some area codes are:

CITY                       CODE     CITY                       CODE     CITY                       CODE

Abovyan                 222        Gyumri                    312        Tashir                    254

Alaverdi                  253        Hrazdan                  223         Vanadzor              322

Artashat                 235         Kapan                    285         Yerevan                  10

Echmiadzin             231         Spitak                    255

Gavar                     264         Stepanakert           47