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.
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.
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
- 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
For consular services use the Madani Avenue Entrance