Marriage to a Mozambican Citizen

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

If you want to bring your Mozambican 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


Processing Time

If you file a Canadian sponsorship application for your Mozambican spouse or partner, this application takes an average of 10-12 months.

A visitor visa application for your spouse or partner to visit you in Canada while the sponsorship applications are processing takes an average of 3 –14 days.

Please see our pages on family sponsorship and Canadian visitor visa for more information on the processing times of these applications.


Mozambican Marriage Basic Requirements

  • Full birth certificates reflecting both parents’ names
  • Both Passports
  • If divorced, show your original final divorce papers
  • If widowed, show the death certificate of your former spouse
  • If you have changed your name then show legal proof of the change
  • Bride and groom must not be related by blood, marriage or adoption
  • Certificate of No Impediment to marriage - This can be obtained from Canadian High Commission in Maputo, Mozambique
  • Certificate of Single Status / Sworn affidavit that you are free to marry - These are similar to Certificate of No Impediment but instead you have to swear you are single in front of a legal representative


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Family Members

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

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


List of Mozambican Consulates in Canada

Embassy in Washington DC

Calling Mozambique from Canada

011 - 258- Area Code - local number

Area Codes for major centres of Mozambique:

Beira 23 Lichinga 271 Nampula 26 Tete 252
Chokwé 281 Manica 251 Pemba 272 Vilanculos 258
Inhambane 293 Maputo 21 Quelimane 24 Xai-Xai 282


Calling Canada from Mozambique

00 - 1 - Area Code - local number

  • 0- Exit code for Mozambique, and is needed for making any international call from Mozambique
  • 1 - ISD Code or Country Code of Canada

List of Area Codes of Canada

Province Code Province  Code

403 / 587 (southern Alberta)

587 / 780 (central and northern Alberta)

Nunavut 867

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
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

Mozambique is on Central African Time (GMT+2). Mozambique does not observe Daylight Saving Time.

Canadian Time Zone

# of Hours Mozambique 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 Mozambique

Embassy of Canada in Maputo

Kenneth Kaunda Avenue
Maputo 1138

Postal Address:
P.O. Box 1578, Maputo, Mozambique

Telephone: 258 (21) 492-623
Fax: 258 (21) 492-667

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The Government of Canada's Travel Alerts for Mozambique


Sponsoring Your Mozambican Spouse to Come to Canada

The sponsorship process is lengthy and complicated; to learn more about it click the link below:

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