- Located between Asian and Europe on the Caspian Sea between Russia and Iran
- The weather is dry semi-arid steppe. There are regular drought spells as well.
Marriage to an Azerbaijani Citizen
Every country has its own laws that apply to its citizens marrying a person from a different country. Getting married to an Azerbaijani citizen with the goal of eventually bringing them to Canada to live is a process with many steps. The Azerbaijani government imposes strict requirements on foreigners who marry Azerbaijanis as an indirect way of discouraging Azerbaijani citizens from moving to other countries.
To learn more, contact the Azerbaijani Embassy
If you want to bring your Azerbaijani 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.
Once the necessary documents are gathered, it usually takes the Azerbaijani government up to 3 weeks to authenticate the documents.
If you then file a Canadian sponsorship application for your Azerbaijani 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.
Azerbaijani Marriage Basic Requirements
Before the visa can be issued the following documents are required:
- Original passport signed and with at least 6 months
- 2 passport photos
- Copy of confirmed hotel reservations
- Personal letter to the embassy of Azerbaijan explaining purpose of visit
Azerbaijani Marriage Ceremony
The marriage ceremony to an Azerbaijani citizen can legally take place in Azerbaijan, 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 Azerbaijani spouse. To learn more about cereomny customs, see below.
If your Azerbaijani spouse has dependent children, this does not affect the Azerbaijani Marriage document application.
If you have dependent children, they have no effect on the application to marry an Azerbaijani citizen.
How long is the Azerbaijani Marriage document valid?
The document is valid for 6 months from the date of issue. If you do not marry your Azerbaijani fiancé within 6 months of the issuance of the Azerbaijani Marriage document, you must apply again with new supporting documents.
List of Azerbaijani Consulates in Canada
The country code is 994 so dial 011 – 994 – area code – local number
Some are codes are:
CITY CODE CITY CODE CITY CODE CITY CODE
Agjabedi 21 Imishli 21 Lankaran 25 Shamakhi 20
Baku 12, 88 Jalilabad 25 Mingechevir 24 Shamkir 22
Barda 20 Khachmaz 23 Nakhchivan 36 Shirvan 21
Ganja 22 Khankendi 26 Salyan 21 Sumgayit 18
Goychay 20 Khirdalan 12 Shaki 24 Yevlakh 22
Nenehatun Caddesi 75 Cankaya 06690
Telphone: (+90-312) 4599200
Fax: (+90-312) 4599361
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