- A small country surrounded by South Africa
- The weather in Lesotho is temperate and cool but changes to cold. Winters are dry and summers hot and wet.
- Periodic drought is a hazard in this small country
Marriage to a Mosotho Citizen
Every country has its own laws that apply to its citizens marrying a person from a different country. Getting married to a Mosotho citizen with the goal of eventually bringing them to Canada to live is a process with many steps.
If you want to bring your Mosotho 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.
Mosotho Marriage Basic Requirements
In order to marry a citizen of Lesotho, you must demonstrate to the Mosotho 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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Mosotho Marriage Ceremony
The marriage ceremony to a Mosotho citizen can legally take place in Lesotho, 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 Mosotho spouse.
If your Mosotho spouse has dependent children, this does not affect the Mosotho Marriage document application.
If you have dependent children, they have no effect on the application to marry a Mosotho citizen.
List of Mosotho Consulates in Canada
Calling Lesotho from Canada
The country code is 266 to call you dial 011 – 266 – area code – local number
- 22 is the area code for landlines
- 58 and 6x are 'area' codes for cellular phones
Calling Canada from Lesotho
Dial 00 - 1 - area code - local number, where
- 00 is the international dialing code for most countries outside of North America
- 1 is the country code for the North American Numbering Plan
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|
Lesotho is on South African Standard Time (GMT+2). Lesotho does not participate in Daylight Saving Time.
|Canadian Time Zone||
# of Hours Lesotho is Ahead
# of Hours during DST
|Pacific (BC, Yukon)||10 hours||9 hours|
|Mountain (Alberta, western Nunvaut, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan)||9 hours||8 hours|
|Saskatchewan||8 hours||8 hours|
|Central (Manitoba, Northwest Territories, central Nunavut, northwestern Ontario)||8 hours||7 hours|
|Eastern (most of Ontario, most of Quebec)||7 hours||6 hours|
|Atlantic (Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, eastern Quebec)||6 hours||5 hours|
|Newfoundland||5.5 hours||4.5 hours|
Emergency Information for Canadians in Lesotho
Consulate of Canada in Maseru
Quadrant Sales Building, 2nd Floor
High Commission of Canada in Pretoria
1103 Arcadia Street
Telephone: 27 (12) 422-3000
For after-hours assistance, contact the Embassy in South Africa.
The Government of Canada's Travel Alerts for Lesotho
Sponsoring Your Mosotho Spouse to Canada
The sponsorship process can be difficult and lengthy. To learn more about filing an application, click the button below:
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