Marriage to a Mozambican Citizen
Every country has its own laws that apply to its citizens marrying a person from a different country. Getting married to a Mozambican citizen with the goal of eventually bringing them to Canada to live is a process with many steps.
If you want to bring your Mozambican 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.
If you file a Canadian sponsorship application for your Mozambican 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.
Mozambican Marriage Basic Requirements
- Full birth certificates reflecting both parents’ names
- Both Passports
- If divorced, show your original final divorce papers
- If widowed, show the death certificate of your former spouse
- If you have changed your name then show legal proof of the change
- Bride and groom must not be related by blood, marriage or adoption
- Certificate of No Impediment to marriage - This can be obtained from Canadian High Commission in Maputo, Mozambique
- Certificate of Single Status / Sworn affidavit that you are free to marry - These are similar to Certificate of No Impediment but instead you have to swear you are single in front of a legal representative
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If your Mozambican spouse has dependent children, this does not affect the Mozambican Marriage document application.
If you have dependent children, they have no effect on the application to marry a Mozambican citizen.
List of Mozambican Consulates in Canada
Calling Mozambique from Canada
011 - 258- Area Code - local number
Area Codes for major centres of Mozambique:
Calling Canada from Mozambique
00 - 1 - Area Code - local number
- 0- Exit code for Mozambique, and is needed for making any international call from Mozambique
- 1 - ISD Code or Country Code of Canada
List of 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|
Mozambique is on Central African Time (GMT+2). Mozambique does not observe Daylight Saving Time.
|Canadian Time Zone||
# of Hours Mozambique is Ahead
# of Hours during DST
|Pacific (BC, Yukon)||10 hours||9 hours|
|Mountain (Alberta, western Nunvaut, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan)||9 hours||8 hours|
|Saskatchewan||8 hours||8 hours|
|Central (Manitoba, Northwest Territories, central Nunavut, northwestern Ontario)||8 hours||7 hours|
|Eastern (most of Ontario, most of Quebec)||7 hours||6 hours|
|Atlantic (Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, eastern Quebec)||6 hours||5 hours|
|Newfoundland||5.5 hours||4.5 hours|
Emergency Information for Canadians in Mozambique
Embassy of Canada in Maputo
Kenneth Kaunda Avenue
Telephone: 258 (21) 492-623
The Government of Canada's Travel Alerts for Mozambique
Sponsoring Your Mozambican Spouse to Come to Canada
The sponsorship process is lengthy and complicated; to learn more about it click the link below:
Want to know more about marrying in Mozambique? 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.