Marriage to a Tajik Citizen

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

If you want to bring your Tajik 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


Tajik Marriage Basic Requirements

Marriages in Tajikistan are performed by the district Tajik State Office for Registration of Civil Status (ZAGS) where the marriage participants reside. Both parties must apply in person at the ZAGS office to file the marriage applications.  The legal marriage age is 18 years old.

For marriages between a Canadian citizen and a national of Tajikistan, ZAGS require:

  • Applications for marriage (available at ZAGS office)
  • Copies of both parties' passport biographical data pages
  • Copy of the Canadian citizen Tajik visa and visa registration
  • Divorce decrees/death certificates from previous marriages (divorce decrees need to be authenticated prior to submission
  • Affidavit of Eligibility certified by the Canadian Embassy Consular Officer stating that a Canadian citizen is free to marry (the affidavit must be authenticated by the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan);
  • Certified translation of English documents into Tajik or Russian (including the translation of the Canadian citizen's passport data page).

Once the application is filed and approved, the ZAGS office will schedule the marriage date. The date is normally set for one month after the application is filed. Under extreme circumstances, ZAGS may grant exceptions. The ceremony takes place in the ZAGS office on the scheduled date.
On the wedding day, the parties must appear at the ZAGS office with two witnesses to sign the marriage register.  After the ceremony, the newlyweds are presented with their marriage certificate.

Affidavit of Eligibility

After the affidavit of eligibility to marry is obtained it must be authenticated by the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan. 

Requests for authentication are submitted to the General Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Room 11 and then transferred to the Authentication Section of the Consular Department. The following documents need to be submitted with the request for authentication:

  • Written request for authentication of the document
  • Copies of both parties' passport biographical data pages
  • Affidavit notarized by the U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe
  • Copy of the U.S. citizen's Tajik visa and visa registration
  • Copies of divorce decrees/death certificates from previous marriages
  • Certified translation of English documents into Russian or
    Tajik (including the translation of the Canadian citizen's passport data page).


Family Members

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

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


List of Tajik Consulates in Canada

Consulate General in Toronto


Canadian Consulate in Tajikistan

There is no resident Canadian government office in Tajikistan. You can obtain consular assistance and further consular information from the the Embassy of Canada in Astana, Kazakhstan

Embassy of Canada in Astana

Kabanbay Batyr Street 13/1,
Astana, 010000,

Telephone: 7(7172)475 577
Fax: 7(7172)475 587 E-mail: Website:


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To call Tajikistan from Canada Dial

011 - 992 - Area Code - TEL #

The format should be as follows 011 + 992 + phone number


To call Canada from Tajikistan Dial

8 (Wait) 10 - 1 - Area Code - TEL #

Follow the dialling format shown above while calling Canada from Tajikistan.

  • (Wait) : Dial 8, wait for the dial tone to change and then dial 10
  • 8 (Wait) 10 - Exit code for Tajikistan, and is needed for making any international call from Tajikistan
  • 1 - ISD Code or Country Code 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 with Canada

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


Information for Canadians travelling to Tajikistan


How to Sponsor Your Tajik Spouse for Permanent Residence in Canada

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