Marriage to a Bangladeshi Citizen

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

You must demonstrate to Bangladeshi 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 Bangladesh. This is done by providing various documents including an Affidavit of Single Status to the Bangladeshi government either in Bangladesh or via a Bangladeshi embassy.

If you want to bring your Bangladeshi 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.

See a sample sponsorship application


Bangladeshi Marriage Basic Requirements

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

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

Bangladeshi Marriage Ceremony

The marriage ceremony to a Bangladeshi citizen can legally take place in Bangladesh, 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 Bangladeshi spouse. To learn more about cereomny customs, see below.

Family Members

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

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

How long is the Bangladeshi Marriage document valid?

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

Bangladeshi Diplomatic Missions in Canada

High Commission of Bangladesh in Ottawa


About Bangladesh

  • Located in Southern Asia bordering the bay of Bengal
  • The weather is tropical mild winters from October to March with hot and humid summers from March to June. The monsoon season is humid and warm which starts from June to October. There are several natural hazards in this country like cyclones which severely affect the infrastructure and kills lives.
  • The official currency is Taka
  • The country code for Bangladesh is 880 so calling would be dialing 011 – 880 – area code – local numbers
  • Some area codes are:

CITY                       CODE     CITY                       CODE     CITY                       CODE

Barisal                  431         Khagrachari        371         Pabna                   731

Bogra                    51           Khulna                  41           Rajshahi               721

Brahmanbaria   851         Magura                 488         Rangpur               521

Chittagong          31           Mymensingh     91           Sylhet                   821

Dhaka                   2              Narayanganj      2              Tangail                                 921

Dinajpur              531         Narsingdi            628                          

Jhalakati              498         Noakhali              321                        


Embassy of Canada in Bangladesh

United Nations Road
Dhaka 1212
Pone: 880-2-988-7091
Fax: 880-2-882-3043
Email: Web site:

For consular services use the Madani Avenue Entrance

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