- A Central African country east of Democratic Republic of Congo
- The weather is characteristic of an equatorial high plateau climate. There are two wet seasons February to May and September to November. Dry seasons are two from June to August and December to January
- Flooding, landslides and drought are some of the natural disasters
Marriage to a Burundian Citizen
Every country has its own laws that apply to its citizens marrying a person from a different country. Getting married to a Burundian citizen with the goal of eventually bringing them to Canada to live is a process with many steps.
You must demonstrate to Burundian officials that they are not currently married to anyone else - either you have never been married or all divorces are finalized - that your identity is proven, and that you have never committed any crimes in Burundi. This is done by providing various documents including an Affidavit of Single Status to the Burundian government either in Burundi or via a Burundian embassy.
If you want to bring your Burundian 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.
Burundian Marriage Basic Requirements
In order to marry a citizen of Burundi, you must demonstrate to the Burundian government that you are eligible to do so. This includes:
- Proof of country of birth
- Proof of single status
- Proof of age requirement
If you need a visa, you need the following:
- Passport valid for 6 months
- 3 passport photos
- Filled out application form
- Copy of international yellow fever vaccination license
Burundian Marriage Ceremony
The marriage ceremony to a Burundian citizen can legally take place in Burundi, 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 Burundian spouse. To learn more about cereomny customs, see below.
Family Members in the Burundian Wedding
If your Burundian spouse has dependent children, this does not affect the Burundian Marriage document application.
If you have dependent children, they have no effect on the application to marry a Burundian citizen.
How long is the Burundian Marriage document valid?
The document is valid for 6 months from the date of issue. If you do not marry your Burundian fiancé within 6 months of the issuance of the Burundian Marriage document, you must apply again with new supporting documents.
List of Burundian Consulates in Canada
The country code is 257 so to call Burundi you would dial 011 – 257 – area code – local number.
|Area Code||Area / City|
|22 20 XXXX||Bujumbura|
|22 21 XXXX|
|22 22 XXXX|
|22 23 XXXX|
|22 24 XXXX|
|22 25 XXXX|
|22 26 XXXX||Western Zone|
|22 27 XXXX||Rural areas|
|22 30 XXXX||Northern Zone|
|22 40 XXXX||Central and Eastern Zone|
|22 50 XXXX||Southern Zone|
|LIST OF Cell CODES|
|codes||Operators and services|
|29 XX XXXX||UCOM PSTN network|
|71 1X XXXX||UCOM GSM network|
|71 2X XXXX|
|71 3X XXXX|
|74 XX XXXX||HITS TELECOM network|
|75 XX XXXX||LACELL GSM network|
|76 XX XXXX||ECONET GSM network|
|77 XX XXXX||ONATEL MOBILE GSM network|
|78 XX XXXX||AFRICELL GSM network|
|79 XX XXXX||UCOM GSM network|
Canadian Embassy in Burundi
|4708 Boulevard de l’Uprona
P.O. Box 7112,
Telephone: (257) 24 58 98
Fax: (257) 24 58 99 E-mail: [email protected]
Like to know more about marrying in Burundi? Let us know!
Immigroup will review your completed spousal sponsorship application for $550+HST. Immigroup will make sure you have not made any mistakes on your application or in gathering the documentation of your relationship. We will assess your sponsorship letter and give you peace of mind that you are submitting an application with a very good chance of success. Don't lose sleep at night worrying about whether you've done enough. Call us at 1-866-760-2623 for a review.