Marriage to a Togolese Citizen
Every country has its own laws that apply to its citizens marrying a person from a different country. Getting married to a Togolese citizen with the goal of eventually bringing them to Canada to live is a process with many steps.
If you want to bring your Togolese 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.
Togolese Marriage Basic Requirements
In order to marry a citizen of Togo, you must demonstrate to the Togolese government that you are eligible to do so. This includes:
- Proof of country of birth
- Proof of single status
- Proof of age requirement
Togolese Marriage Ceremony
The marriage ceremony to a Togolese citizen can legally take place in Togo, 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 Togolese spouse. To learn more about ceremony customs, see below.
If your Togolese spouse has dependent children, this does not affect the Togolese Marriage document application.
If you have dependent children, they have no effect on the application to marry a Togolese citizen.
List of Togolese Consulates in Canada
Canadian Consulate in Togo
There is no resident Canadian government office in Togo. You can obtain consular assistance and further consular information from the High Commission of Canada in Accra, Ghana.
High Commission of Canada in Accra
42 Independence Avenue
Telephone: 233(302) 211521 or 228555
Calling Togo from Canada
- 011 - US exit code; dial first for international calls made from the USA or Canada
- 228 - Country Code for Togo
- Phone Number - 8 digits
- US to Togo international dialling format: 011-228-local no.
Calling Canada from Togo
The dialing code for Canada is 001 followed by the area code and then the local number. Example: 011-area code-local number
Below is a list of area codes in Canada
|Alberta||403 / 587 (southern Alberta)
587 / 780 (central and northern Alberta)
|BC||236 / 250 / 778 (majority of BC)
236 / 604 / 778 (Metro Vancouver)
|Ontario||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|
|New Brunswick||506||Quebec||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|
Time difference with Canada
Togo is +0 UCT
|Canadian Time Zone||# of Hours
Togo is Ahead
|# of Hours
|Pacific (BC, Yukon)||8 hours||7 hours|
|Mountain (Alberta, western Nunavut, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan)||7 hours||6 hours|
|Saskatchewan||7 hours||7 hours|
|Central (Manitoba, Northwest Territories, central Nunavut, northwestern Ontario)||6 hours||5 hours|
|Eastern (most of Ontario, most of Quebec)||5 hours||4 hours|
|Atlantic (Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, eastern Quebec||4 hours||3 hours|
|Newfoundland||3.5 hours||2.5 hours|
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