Marriage to an Armenian Citizen
Every country has its own laws that apply to its citizens marrying a person from a different country. Getting married to an Armenian citizen with the goal of eventually bringing them to Canada to live is a process with many steps.
- Armenia is a landlocked country located in southwest Asia between Turkey to the west and Azerbaijan
- The weather is highland continental with hot summers and cold winters. Armenia is a region of highlands covered with mountains and little forest land but rivers and good soil.
- The official currency is the dram
Contact the Armenian Embassy for more information.
If you want to bring your Armenian 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.
Armenian Marriage Basic Requirements
Canadians traveling to Armenia to get married and be with your spouses are required by Armenian authorities to have an original passport and then a visa can be issued.
The requirements are:
- Passport valid for 6 months beyond the stay and at least one blank page
- Original application form and a copy filled and signed
- Color passport photo
- Other requirements are a temporary residence card if the stay will be longer than 120 days which can be obtained at the visa department of the police service in Armenia
13 A Mashtots Street, Yerevan, Armenia
Tel. (3741) 53-43-91 and (3741)52-14-16
Armenian visas can be issued as a single entry or multiple entries depending on the purpose of visit. Single visas are issued for up to 120 days while multiple visas go for 6 months. Validity of the visa is at the discretion of the Armenian authorities.
Visa applications can be done at;
151 Slater Street, St 604
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5H3
Tel: (613)656 9561
Fax: (613)656 9565
Armenian Marriage Ceremony
The marriage ceremony to an Armenian citizen can legally take place in Armenia, 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 Armenian spouse. To learn more about cereomny customs, see below.
If your Armenian spouse has dependent children, this does not affect the Armenian Marriage document application.
If you have dependent children, they have no effect on the application to marry an Armenian citizen.
How long is the Armenian Marriage document valid?
The document is valid for 6 months from the date of issue. If you do not marry your Armenian fiancé within 6 months of the issuance of the Armenian Marriage document, you must apply again with new supporting documents.
List of Armenian Consulates in Canada
The country code is 374 so to call dial 011 – 374 – area code – local number
Some area codes are:
CITY CODE CITY CODE CITY CODE
Abovyan 222 Gyumri 312 Tashir 254
Alaverdi 253 Hrazdan 223 Vanadzor 322
Artashat 235 Kapan 285 Yerevan 10
Echmiadzin 231 Spitak 255
Gavar 264 Stepanakert 47