- Located in Central Africa bordering the Bight of Biafra between Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria
- The weather in Cameroon is tropical along the Coast and semi-arid and hot in the North
- Natural hazards in Cameroon are volcanic activity that is responsible for the release of poisonous gases from Lake Nyos and Lake Monoun
Marriage to a Cameroonian Citizen
Every country has its own laws that apply to its citizens marrying a person from a different country. Getting married to a Cameroonian citizen with the goal of eventually bringing them to Canada to live is a process with many steps.
Foreigners must apply for official permission from the Cameroonian government to marry a citizen of Cameroonian. You must demonstrate to Cameroonian 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 Cameroon. This is done by providing various documents including an Affidavit of Single Status to the Cameroonian government either in Cameroon or via a Cameroonian embassy.
If you want to bring your Cameroonian 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.
Cameroonian Marriage Basic Requirements
In order to marry a citizen of Cameroon, you must demonstrate to the Cameroonian government that you are eligible to do so. This includes:
- Proof of country of birth
- Proof of single status
- Proof of age requirement
Cameroonian Marriage Ceremony
If a couple wants to travel to Cameroon to wed, they are required to fulfill these conditions:
- Birth certificates for both
- Divorce decree if divorced
- Passports for both
- Death certificate if widowed
- Single status declaration sworn at a solicitor’s office stating one is single and fit to marry
- Parental consent in the form of a legal document in the case of the Cameroonian spouse being under 21 years
- Residence permit or visa in Cameroon for at least 1 month
If your Cameroonian spouse has dependent children, this does not affect the Cameroonian Marriage document application.
If you have dependent children, they have no effect on the application to marry a Cameroonian citizen.
How long is the Cameroonian Marriage document valid?
The document is valid for 6 months from the date of issue. If you do not marry your Cameroonian fiancé within 6 months of the issuance of the Cameroonian Marriage document, you must apply again with new supporting documents.
List of Cameroonian Consulates in Canada
Calling Cameroon from Canada
The calling code for Cameroon is 237 to call you would dial 011 – 237 - local number as Cameroon does not have area codes. Most landlines in Cameroon begin with either a 2 or a 3 and are 8 digits long.
Calling Canada from Cameroon
Diall 00 - 1 - area code - local number
Area Codes of Canada:
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|
Cameroon does not practice Daylight Saving Time so to calculate time differences from March to November, subtract 1 hour from the number below. (Except in Saskatchewan, which also does not practice DST.)
|Canadian Time Zone||
# of Hours
Cameroon is Ahead
|Pacific (BC, Yukon)||9 hours|
|Mountain (Alberta, western Nunvaut, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan)||8 hours|
|Central (Manitoba, Northwest Territories, central Nunavut, northwestern Ontario)||7 hours|
|Eastern (most of Ontario, most of Quebec)||6 hours|
|Atlantic (Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, eastern Quebec)||5 hours|
Emergency Information for Canadians In Cameroon
High Commission of Canada in Yaounde
Telephone: 237 2223-2311
Consulate of Canada in Douala