Marriage to a Namibian Citizen

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

If you want to bring your Namibian 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 Namibian 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.


Namibian Marriage Basic Requirements

  • Legal age for marriage without parental consent is 21 years for both men and women.
  • Bride and Groom may not be related by blood, marriage or adoption.
  • Two witnesses are required.
  • There are no residency requirements to get married in Namibia.
  • Couple must get a marriage license


Documents Required

  • Passports
  • If you have been divorced then the final divorce papers must be shown.
  • If you are widowed then the death certificate of your previous spouse must be shown.


Family Members

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

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


List of Namibian Consulates in Canada

Embassy in Washington DC

Consulate General in Toronto


Calling Namibia from Canada

011 - 264- Area Code - local number

Area Codes of Namibia (landlines only)

Gobabis 681 Okahandja 621 Swakopmund 64
Grootfontein 6731 Ondangwa 6762 Tsumeb 671
Karasburg 6342 Oranjemund 6332 Uis 629
Keetmanshoop 631 Oshakati 6752 Walvis Bay 64
Kombat 672 Otjiwarongo 651 Windhoek 61
Lüderitz 6331 Outjo 6542 Windhoek International Airport 626
Mariental 661 Rehoboth 627 Witvlei 683


Cell and Voip Codes by Provider

  • Cell One: 85
  • MTC: 81
  • Paratus: 83
  • Telecom Switch: 60


Calling Canada from Namibia

00 - 1 - Area Code - local number

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

List of Area Codes in 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

Namibia is on West Africa Time (GMT+1). Namibia observes Daylight Saving Time however, because Namibia is in the Southern Hemisphere, calculating the time difference can be complicated.

Canadian Time Zones Time of Year

Second Sunday of March to First Sunday of April

and First Sunday of September to first Sunday of November




(Namibia DST)

April-September (Canada DST)
Pacific Time Zone Namibia is 9 hours ahead 10 hours 8 hours
Mountain Time Zone Namibia is 8 hours ahead 9 hours 7 hours
Saskatchewan Time Zone Namibia is 8 hours ahead 8 hours 7 hours
Central Time Zone Namibia is 7 hours ahead 8 hours 6 hours
Eastern Time Zone Namibia is 6 hours ahead 7 hours 5 hours
Atlantic Time Zone Namibia is 5 hours ahead 6 hours 4 hours
Newfoundland Time Zone Namibia is 4.5 hours ahead 5.5 hours 3.5 hours


Emergency Information for Canadians in Namibia

Consulate of Canada in Windhoek

Suite 403, First Floor, Office Tower
Maerua Mall, Jan Jonker Street

Telephone: 264 (61) 251 254
Fax: 264 (61) 251 686
Website: No Website

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High Commission of Canada in Pretoria

1103 Arcadia Street
Hatfield, Pretoria, 0083
South Africa

Postal Address:
P.O. Box Private Bag X13, Hatfield, Pretoria, 0028, South Africa

Telephone: 27 (12) 422-3000
Fax: 27 (12) 422-3052

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The Government of Canada's Travel Alerts for Namibia


Sponsoring a Namibian Spouse to Canada

The sponsorship process is lengthy and complicated. To learn more about it, click the button below:

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