• Located in Central Asia west of China and south of Kazakhstan
  • The weather in this country is dry continental, and in the Tien Shan Mountains its mountainous. In the Fergana valley the weather is subtropical and temperate.

 

Marriage to a Kirghiz Citizen

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

If you want to bring your Kirghiz 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

 

Kirghiz Marriage Basic Requirements

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

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

Get a Visa

 

Kyrgyzstan Marriage Ceremony

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

 

Family Members

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

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

 

List of Kirghiz Consulates in Canada

Embassy of the Kirghiz Republic

Kyrgyzstan Consulate in New York

 

Calling Kyrgyzstan from Canada

Dial 011 - 996 - area code - local number, when

  • 011 is the exit code for North America
  • 996 is the country code for Kyrgyzstan
  • The area code is for landlines only. Kyrgyzstan uses separate codes for cells

 

Landline Area Codes by Region

Aksuu 3968 Belovodskoe District 3131 Jalal-Abad 3722, 3760 Kazarman 3763 Kyzyl-Suu District 3946 Sulukta District 3653
Ala-Buka 3761 Bishkek 312, 315 Kadjy-Sai 3961 Kazarman District 3738 Lebedinovka 3166 Suzak 3775
Ala-Buka District 3741 Bokonbaevo

3967

Kadjy-Sai District 3941 Kemin 3165 Lebedinovka, Alamudun 3139 Suzak District 3748
Ananevo 3942, 3962 Bokonbaevo District 3947 Kaindy 3167 Kemin, District 3135 Mailuu-Suu 3769 Talas 3460, 3422
Aravan 3261 Chaek 3565 Kaindy District 3137 Kerbin 3766 Mailuu-Suu District 3744 Tash-Kumyr 3776, 3745
Aravan District 3231 Chaek District 3536 Kant 3162 Kerbin District 3742 Massy, Nooken 3734 Tokmok 3168
At-Bashy 3561 Chatkal, Jalal-Abad 3749 Kant District 3132 Kochkor-Ata, Massy 3768 Minkush 3564 Tokmok District 3138
At-Bashy District 3534 Cholpon-Ata 3963 Kanys-Kya 3764 Kochkorka 3563 Minkush District 3559 Toktogul 3777
Baetovo 3562 Cholpon-Ata District 3943 Kara-Balta 3163 Kochkorka District 3535 Naryn 3522, 3560 Toktogul District 3747
Baetovo District 3537 Daroot-Korgon 3263 Kara-Balta District 3133 Kok-Gangak 3767 Osh 3222, 3260 Tup 3965
Bakai-Ata 3462 Daroot-Korgon District 3237 Kara-Kul 3746 Kok-Gangak District 3743 Pokrova 3464 Tup District 3945
Bakai-Ata District 3457 Eski-Nookat 3267 Kara-Kuldja 3765 Kok-Oi 3463 Pokrova District 3459 Uzgen 3266
Balykchy 3964, 3944 Eski-Nookat District 3230 Kara-Kulja 3264 Kok Oi, Talas 3458 Pulgon 3662 Uzgen
 
3233
Batken 3622, 3660 Gulcha 3262 Kara Kulja District 3239 Kyzyl-Adyr 3461 Pulgon District 3655    
Bazar-Korgon 3762 Gulcha District 3234 Kara-Suu 3265 Kyzyl-Adyr 3465 Sokuluk 3164    
Bazar-Korgon District 3736 Isphana 3663 Kara-Suu District 3232 Kyzyl-Kia 3657 Sokuluk District 3134    
Belovodskoe 3161 Isphana, Laylak 3656 Karakol 3922, 3960 Kyzyl-Suu 3966 Sulukta 3661    

Please note the above list is not complete.

 

Cell and Satellite Phone Codes by Provider

Ak Tel / Fonex (Cell) 54 Nur Telecom 700
Ay Sat (Satellite) 52, 5227, 5228 Sky Mobile 77
BiMoCom / Megacom (Cell) 55 Sotel 57
Katel 51  

56

 

Calling Canada from Kyrgyzstan

Dial 00 - 1 - area code - local number

Canadian Area Codes

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

Kyrgyzstan Time is GMT+6, except for one small pocket of the country - Kara-Suu - which is GMT+5. Kyrgyzstan does not participate in Daylight Saving Time.

Canadian Time Zone

# of Hours Kyrgyzstan is Ahead

# of Hours during DST

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

 

Emergency Information for Canadians in Kyrgyzstan

Consulate of Canada in Bishkek

189 Moskovskaya Avenue
Bishkek
720010, Kirghiz Republic

Telephone: 996 (312) 65-01-01 or 65-05-06
Fax: 996 (312) 65-01-01
Email: canada_honcon@akipress.org
Website: No Website

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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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Canadian Government's Travel Alerts for Kyrgyzstan

 

Sponsoring Your Kirghiz Spouse to Canada

The sponsorship process can be quite difficult. To learn more about the various stages, click the link below:

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