Marriage to a Namibian Citizen
Every country has its own laws that apply to its citizens marrying a person from a different country. Getting married to a Namibian citizen with the goal of eventually bringing them to Canada to live is a process with many steps.
If you want to bring your Namibian 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 Namibian 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.
Namibian Marriage Basic Requirements
- Legal age for marriage without parental consent is 21 years for both men and women.
- Bride and Groom may not be related by blood, marriage or adoption.
- Two witnesses are required.
- There are no residency requirements to get married in Namibia.
- Couple must get a marriage license
- If you have been divorced then the final divorce papers must be shown.
- If you are widowed then the death certificate of your previous spouse must be shown.
If your Namibian spouse has dependent children, this does not affect the Namibian Marriage document application.
If you have dependent children, they have no effect on the application to marry a Namibian citizen.
List of Namibian Consulates in Canada
Calling Namibia from Canada
011 - 264- Area Code - local number
Area Codes of Namibia (landlines only)
|Lüderitz||6331||Outjo||6542||Windhoek International Airport||626|
Cell and Voip Codes by Provider
- Cell One: 85
- MTC: 81
- Paratus: 83
- Telecom Switch: 60
Calling Canada from Namibia
00 - 1 - Area Code - local number
- 00- Exit code for Namibia, and is needed for making any international call from Namibia
- 1 - ISD Code or Country Code of Canada
List of Area Codes in 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|
Namibia is on West Africa Time (GMT+1). Namibia observes Daylight Saving Time however, because Namibia is in the Southern Hemisphere, calculating the time difference can be complicated.
|Canadian Time Zones||Time of Year||
Second Sunday of March to First Sunday of April
and First Sunday of September to first Sunday of November
|April-September (Canada DST)|
|Pacific Time Zone||Namibia is 9 hours ahead||10 hours||8 hours|
|Mountain Time Zone||Namibia is 8 hours ahead||9 hours||7 hours|
|Saskatchewan Time Zone||Namibia is 8 hours ahead||8 hours||7 hours|
|Central Time Zone||Namibia is 7 hours ahead||8 hours||6 hours|
|Eastern Time Zone||Namibia is 6 hours ahead||7 hours||5 hours|
|Atlantic Time Zone||Namibia is 5 hours ahead||6 hours||4 hours|
|Newfoundland Time Zone||Namibia is 4.5 hours ahead||5.5 hours||3.5 hours|
Emergency Information for Canadians in Namibia
Consulate of Canada in Windhoek
Suite 403, First Floor, Office Tower
Telephone: 264 (61) 251 254
High Commission of Canada in Pretoria
1103 Arcadia Street
Telephone: 27 (12) 422-3000
The Government of Canada's Travel Alerts for Namibia
Sponsoring a Namibian Spouse to Canada
The sponsorship process is lengthy and complicated. To learn more about it, click the button below:
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