• Located in Central Asia Northwest of China
  • The weather in Kazakhstan is characteristic of cold winters and hot summers. Some parts of the country are arid and semi-arid
  • Earthquakes are common in the Southern part and mudslides in the Almaty area

 

Marriage to a Kazakh Citizen

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

If you want to bring your Kazakh 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

 

Kazakh Marriage Basic Requirements

In order to marry a citizen of Kazakhstan, you must demonstrate to the Kazakh 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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Family Members

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

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

 

List of Kazakh Consulates in Canada

Embassy of Kazakhstan in Ottawa

 

Calling Kazakhstan from Canada

Dial 011 - 7 - area code - local number

  • 011 is the Canadian exit code
  • 7 is the country code for Kazakhstan

Area Codes of major centres in Kazakhstan (landlines only)

Abay 72131 Kokshetau 7162 Shuchinsk 71636
Almaty 727 Kostanay 7142 Shymkent 7252
Aktau 7292 Kulsary 71237 Stepnogorsk 71645
Aktobe 7132 Kyzylorda 7242 Taldykorgan 7282
Astana 7172 Pavlodar 7182 Taraz 7262
Atyrau 7122 Petropavlovsk 7152 Temirtau 7213
Balkhash 71036 Ridder 72336 Turkestan 72533
Ekibastuz 7187 Rudny 71431 Uralsk 7112
Karaganda 7212 Saran 72137 Ust Kamenogorsk 7232
Kaskelen 727 Satpaev 71063 Zhanaozen 72934
Kentau 72536 Semey 7222 Zhezkazgan 7102

 

Cells

Cellular phones use the prefix 70 or 77, used in place of the area code.

 

Calling Canada from Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan does not use the normal international dialling code of "00"

Dial 8, wait for the new dial tone, then dial 10 - Canadian area code - local number.

Area Codes of Canada

Province Code Province  Code
Alberta

403 / 587 (southern Alberta)

587 / 780 (central and northern Alberta)

Nunavut 867
BC

236 / 250 / 778 (majority of BC)

236 / 604 / 778 (Metro Vancouver)

Ontario

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
New  Brunswick 506 Quebec

418 / 581 (eastern Quebec)

438 / 514 (Montreal)

450 / 579 (Greater Montreal)

819 / 873 (remainder of Quebec)

Newfoundland and Labrador 709 Saskatchewan 306 / 639
Northwest Territories 867 Yukon 867
Nova Scotia 782 / 902    

 

Time Difference

There are two time zones in Kazakhstan, GMT+5 and GMT+6:

Time Zones of Kazakhstan By Phoenix B 1of3 (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Kazakhstan does not participate in Daylight Saving Time, by Phoenix B 1of3 / Wikimedia CommonsCC BY-SA 3.0

Canadian Time Zone

# of Hours Kazakhstan West is Ahead

# of Hours during DST

# of Hours Kazakhstan East is Ahead # of Hours during DST
Pacific (BC, Yukon) 13 hours 12 hours 14 hours 13 hours
Mountain (Alberta, western Nunvaut, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan) 12 hours 11 hours 13 hours 12 hours
Saskatchewan 11 hours 11 hours 12 hours 12 hours
Central (Manitoba, Northwest Territories, central Nunavut, northwestern Ontario) 11 hours 10 hours 12 hours 11 hours
Eastern (most of Ontario, most of Quebec) 10 hours 9 hours 11 hours 10 hours
Atlantic (Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, eastern Quebec) 9 hours 8 hours 10 hours 9 hours
Newfoundland 8.5 hours 7.5 hours 9.5 hours 8.5 hours

 

Emergency Information for Canadians in Kazakhstan

Embassy of Canada in Astana

Kabanbay Batyr Street 13/1
Astana, 010000
Kazakhstan

Telephone: 7 (7172) 475 577
Fax: 7 (7172) 475 587
E-mail: astnacs2@international.gc.ca
Website: kazakhstan.gc.ca

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The Government of Canada's Travel Alerts for Kazakhstan

 

Sponsoring Your Kazakh Spouse to Canada

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