- The weather in Yemen has 3 climatic zones, the Red Sea coastal strip, the central highlands and the desert areas. The best time to visit is between November and February when it is summer.
- The monsoon rains occur twice in a year between March and April.
- The official currency of Yemen is the rial or riyal divided into 100 fils
Marriage to a Yemeni Citizen
Every country has its own laws that apply to its citizens marrying a person from a different country. Getting married to a Yemeni citizen with the goal of eventually bringing them to Canada to live is a process with many steps.
If you want to bring your Yemeni 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 Yemeni 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.
Yemeni Marriage Basic Requirements
In order to marry a citizen of Yemen, you must demonstrate to the Yemeni government that you are eligible to do so. This includes:
- Proof of country of birth
- Proof of single status
- Proof of age requirement
Yemeni Marriage Ceremony
The marriage ceremony to a Yemeni citizen can legally take place in Yemen, 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 Yemeni spouse. To learn more about ceremony customs, see below.
If your Yemeni spouse has dependent children, this does not affect the Yemeni Marriage document application.
If you have dependent children, they have no effect on the application to marry a Yemeni citizen.
How long is the Yemeni Marriage document valid?
The document is valid for 6 months from the date of issue. If you do not marry your Yemeni fiancé within 6 months of the issuance of the Yemeni Marriage document, you must apply again with new supporting documents.
List of Yemeni Consulates in Canada
Emergency Information for Canadians in Yemen
Consulate of Canada
Building 4, Street 11 of Haddah Street
Telephone: +967 12 088 14
Calling Yemen from Canada
Enter the exit code (011) then the Yemen (967) then the local number you are calling.
Calling Canada from Yemen
Enter the country code for Canada (1) then the three digit area code, and then the local number.
|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 between Yemen and Canada
|Canadian Time Zone||# of Hours
Yemen is Ahead
|# of Hours
|Pacific (BC, Yukon)||11 hours||10 hours|
|Mountain (Alberta, western Nunavut, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan)||10 hours||9 hours|
|Saskatchewan||10 hours||10 hours|
|Central (Manitoba, Northwest Territories, central Nunavut, northwestern Ontario)||9 hours||8 hours|
|Eastern (most of Ontario, most of Quebec)||8 hours||7 hours|
|Atlantic (Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, eastern Quebec)||7 hours||6 hours|
|Newfoundland||6.5 hours||5.5 hours|
Sponsoring Your Yemeni Spouse to Canada
To learn more about the sponsorship process, click the button below.