- Located in Southeastern Asia bordering Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal in between Bangladesh and Thailand
- The weather in Burma is very diverse from tropical monsoons to rain to heat. Burma is also cloudy, humid summers, the Southwest monsoon starts from June to September. The winters are less humid during the Northeast monsoon which starts from December to April.
- Burma is very vulnerable to earthquakes and cyclones. Flooding and landslides are also prevalent especially during the rainy season from June to September, another natural disaster is draught
Marriage to a Burmese Citizen
Every country has its own laws that apply to its citizens marrying a person from a different country. Getting married to a Burmese citizen with the goal of eventually bringing them to Canada to live is a process with many steps.
If you want to bring your Burmese 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.
If you file a Canadian sponsorship application for your Burmese spouse or partner, this application takes an average of 10-12 months.
A visitor visa application for your spouse or partner to visit you in Canada while the sponsorship applications are processing takes an average of 3 –14 days.
Myanma Marriage Basic Requirements
In order to marry a citizen of Myanmar, you must demonstrate to the Myanmar government that you are eligible to do so. This includes:
- Proof of country of birth
- Proof of single status
- Proof of age requirement
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Burmese Marriage Ceremony
The marriage ceremony to a Burmese citizen can legally take place in Myanmar, 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 Burmese spouse. To learn more about ceremony customs, see below.
If your Burmese spouse has dependent children, this does not affect the Myanmar Marriage document application.
If you have dependent children, they have no effect on the application to marry a Burmese citizen.
List of Myanma Consulates in Canada
Calling Myanmar from Canada
Dial 011 - 95 - area code - local number
List of Area Codes of major centres in Myanmar
Cellular phone numbers use the code 9.
Calling Canada from Myanmar
Dial 00 - 1 - area code - local number
List of Canadian Area Codes
403 / 587 (southern Alberta)
587 / 780 (central and northern Alberta)
236 / 250 / 778 (majority of BC)
236 / 604 / 778 (Metro Vancouver)
226 / 519 (southwestern Ontario)
249 / 705 (northeastern Ontario)
289 / 365 / 905 (Greater Toronto Area)
343 / 613 (eastern Ontario)
416 / 647 (Toronto)
807 (northwestern Ontario)
|Manitoba||204 / 431||PEI||782 / 902|
418 / 581 (eastern Quebec)
438 / 514 (Montreal)
450 / 579 (Greater Montreal)
819 / 873 (remainder of Quebec)
|Newfoundland and Labrador||709||Saskatchewan||306 / 639|
|Nova Scotia||782 / 902|
Myanmar Standard Time is GMT+6:30. Myanmar does not observe Daylight Saving Time.
|Canadian Time Zone||
# of Hours Myanmar is Ahead
# of Hours during DST
|Pacific (BC, Yukon)||14.5 hours||13.5 hours|
|Mountain (Alberta, western Nunvaut, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan)||13.5 hours||12.5 hours|
|Saskatchewan||12.5 hours||12.5 hours|
|Central (Manitoba, Northwest Territories, central Nunavut, northwestern Ontario)||12.5 hours||11.5 hours|
|Eastern (most of Ontario, most of Quebec)||11.5 hours||10.5 hours|
|Atlantic (Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, eastern Quebec)||10.5 hours||9.5 hours|
|Newfoundland||10 hours||9 hours|
Emergency Information for Canadians in Myanmar
Embassy of Australia in Yangon
88 Strand Road
Telephone: 95 (1) 251-810
Embassy of Canada in Bangkok
15th Floor, Abdulrahim Place
Telephone: 66 (0) 2646-4300
The Government of Canada's Travel Alerts for Myanmar
Sponsoring Your Burmese Spouse to Come to Canada
The sponsorship process is complicated and time-consuming. To learn more about all aspects of it, click the button below:
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