- Located in Central Asia Northwest of China
- The weather in Kazakhstan is characteristic of cold winters and hot summers. Some parts of the country are arid and semi-arid
- Earthquakes are common in the Southern part and mudslides in the Almaty area
Marriage to a Kazakh Citizen
Every country has its own laws that apply to its citizens marrying a person from a different country. Getting married to a Kazakh citizen with the goal of eventually bringing them to Canada to live is a process with many steps.
If you want to bring your Kazakh 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.
Kazakh Marriage Basic Requirements
In order to marry a citizen of Kazakhstan, you must demonstrate to the Kazakh government that you are eligible to do so. This includes:
- Proof of country of birth
- Proof of single status
- Proof of age requirement
If your Kazakh spouse has dependent children, this does not affect the Kazakh Marriage document application.
If you have dependent children, they have no effect on the application to marry a Kazakh citizen.
List of Kazakh Consulates in Canada
Calling Kazakhstan from Canada
Dial 011 - 7 - area code - local number
- 011 is the Canadian exit code
- 7 is the country code for Kazakhstan
Area Codes of major centres in Kazakhstan (landlines only)
Cellular phones use the prefix 70 or 77, used in place of the area code.
Calling Canada from Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan does not use the normal international dialling code of "00"
Dial 8, wait for the new dial tone, then dial 10 - Canadian area code - local number.
Area Codes of Canada
403 / 587 (southern Alberta)
587 / 780 (central and northern Alberta)
236 / 250 / 778 (majority of BC)
236 / 604 / 778 (Metro Vancouver)
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|
418 / 581 (eastern Quebec)
438 / 514 (Montreal)
450 / 579 (Greater Montreal)
819 / 873 (remainder of Quebec)
|Newfoundland and Labrador||709||Saskatchewan||306 / 639|
|Nova Scotia||782 / 902|
There are two time zones in Kazakhstan, GMT+5 and GMT+6:
|Canadian Time Zone||
# of Hours Kazakhstan West is Ahead
# of Hours during DST
|# of Hours Kazakhstan East is Ahead||# of Hours during DST|
|Pacific (BC, Yukon)||13 hours||12 hours||14 hours||13 hours|
|Mountain (Alberta, western Nunvaut, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan)||12 hours||11 hours||13 hours||12 hours|
|Saskatchewan||11 hours||11 hours||12 hours||12 hours|
|Central (Manitoba, Northwest Territories, central Nunavut, northwestern Ontario)||11 hours||10 hours||12 hours||11 hours|
|Eastern (most of Ontario, most of Quebec)||10 hours||9 hours||11 hours||10 hours|
|Atlantic (Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, eastern Quebec)||9 hours||8 hours||10 hours||9 hours|
|Newfoundland||8.5 hours||7.5 hours||9.5 hours||8.5 hours|
Emergency Information for Canadians in Kazakhstan
Embassy of Canada in Astana
Kabanbay Batyr Street 13/1
Telephone: 7 (7172) 475 577
The Government of Canada's Travel Alerts for Kazakhstan
Sponsoring Your Kazakh Spouse to Canada
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