• A Central African country east of Democratic Republic of Congo
  • The weather is characteristic of an equatorial high plateau climate. There are two wet seasons February to May and September to November. Dry seasons are two from June to August and December to January
  • Flooding, landslides and drought are some of the natural disasters

Marriage to a Burundian Citizen

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

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

If you want to bring your Burundian 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 Sponsorshi Application

 

Burundian Marriage Basic Requirements

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

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

If you need a visa, you need the following:

  • Passport valid for 6 months
  • 3 passport photos
  • Filled out application form
  • Copy of international yellow fever vaccination license

Burundian Marriage Ceremony

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

Family Members

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

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

How long is the Burundian Marriage document valid?

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

List of Burundian Consulates in Canada

Embassy of Burundi in Ottawa, Canada

Embassy of Burundi in Toronto

Calling Burundi 

he country code is 257 so to call Burundi you would dial 011 – 257 – area code – local number.

 

LIST OF AREA CODES
Area Code Area / City
22 20 XXXX Bujumbura
22 21 XXXX
22 22 XXXX
22 23 XXXX
22 24 XXXX
22 25 XXXX
22 26 XXXX Western Zone
22 27 XXXX Rural areas
22 30 XXXX Northern Zone
22 40 XXXX Central and Eastern Zone
22 50 XXXX Southern Zone

 

LIST OF Cell CODES
codes Operators and services
29 XX XXXX UCOM PSTN network
71 1X XXXX UCOM GSM network
71 2X XXXX
71 3X XXXX
74 XX XXXX HITS TELECOM network
75 XX XXXX LACELL GSM network
76 XX XXXX ECONET GSM network
77 XX XXXX ONATEL MOBILE GSM network
78 XX XXXX AFRICELL GSM network
79 XX XXXX UCOM GSM network

Canadian Embassy in Burundi

4708 Boulevard de l’Uprona
Bujumbura
Burundi

Postal Address:
P.O. Box 7112,
Bujumbura
Burundi

Telephone: (257) 24 58 98
Fax: (257) 24 58 99 E-mail: bujumbura@canadaconsulate.ca

 

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