Marriage to a Uzbek Citizen

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

If you want to bring your Uzbek 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 Uzbek 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.


Uzbek Marriage Basic Requirements

Canadians travelling to Uzbekistan to get married will require a visa and visa supporting documents before they can be allowed to marry.

The cost of getting the visa is $60-120. An invitation letter is also required before getting the visa and the visit should be up to a month for $40 a person.

Visas can be granted at the airport on arrival at Uzbekistan but on request, to get official government approval of the invitation letter to visit Uzbekistan takes 10-14 days.


Family Members

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

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


List of Uzbek Consulates in Canada

Uzbek Embassy in Washington, DC


Emergency Information for Canadians in Uzbekistan

Tashkent-Consulate of Canada

56 Usman Nosir Street, Apt. 39-40
700100 Tashkent

Telephone: 998 (71) 253-9205
Fax: 998 (71) 120-7270 E-mail:

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Moscow-Embassy of Canada

23 Starokonyushenny Pereulok,
119002 Moskow

Telephone: 7 (495) 925-6000
Fax: 7 (495) 925-6004 or 7 (495) 925-6025 E-mail:

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Calling Uzbekistan from Canada

Enter the exit code for Canada (001), the country code for Uzbekistan (998), then the area code, followed by the number.

Andijan 74
Bukara 65
Djizak 72
Ferghana 73
Karakalpakia 61
Kashkadaria 75
Khorezm 62
Samarkand 66
Surkhandaria 76
Syrdariya 67
Tashkent 71

Calling Canada from Uzbekistan

Enter the Country code for Canada, (1) and then the area code, followed by the number.

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 between Canada and Uzbekistan

Canadian Time Zone # of Hours
Uzbekistan 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 12hours
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


Learn more about sponsoring your Uzbek spouse

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