Marriage to a Togolese Citizen

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

If you want to bring your Togolese 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


Togolese Marriage Basic Requirements

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

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


Togolese Marriage Ceremony

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


Family Members

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

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


List of Togolese Consulates in Canada

Embassy in Ottawa


Canadian Consulate in Togo

There is no resident Canadian government office in Togo. You can obtain consular assistance and further consular information from the High Commission of Canada in Accra, Ghana.

High Commission of Canada in Accra

42 Independence Avenue

Telephone: 233(302) 211521 or 228555
Fax: 233(302) 211523 or 773792 E-mail: Website:


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Calling Togo from Canada

  • 011 - US exit code; dial first for international calls made from the USA or Canada
  • 228 - Country Code for Togo
  • Phone Number - 8 digits
  • US to Togo international dialling format: 011-228-local no.

Calling Canada from Togo

The dialing code for Canada is 001 followed by the area code and then the local number. Example: 011-area code-local number

Below is a list of area codes in 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

Togo is +0 UCT

Canadian Time Zone # of Hours
Togo  is Ahead
# of Hours
during DST
Pacific (BC, Yukon) 8 hours 7 hours
Mountain (Alberta, western Nunavut, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan) 7 hours 6 hours
Saskatchewan 7 hours 7 hours
Central (Manitoba, Northwest Territories, central Nunavut, northwestern Ontario) 6 hours 5 hours
Eastern (most of Ontario, most of Quebec) 5 hours 4 hours
Atlantic (Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, eastern Quebec 4 hours 3 hours
Newfoundland 3.5 hours 2.5 hours


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