Marrying and Sponsoring an American Citizen from New York

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Marriage to a New Yorker

This page describes how to marry in New York and how to sponsor your New Yorker spouse for permanent residence in Canada.

If you want to bring your American spouse or partner to live in Canada, you must then file a sponsorship application for them to become a permanent resident. For more information, please see our family sponsorship page.


Processing Time

If you file a Canadian sponsorship application for your American spouse or partner, this application takes an average of 15 months (as of June 2016). If you are sponsoring your American spouse “inland,” the process will take over two years.

Please see our pages on family sponsorship for more information on the processing times of these applications.


New York Marriage Basic Requirements

In New York, as with all US States, you need to apply for a marriage licefnse and register your marriage with the local authorities. Unlike most states, you can get married at city or town clerk offices in New York, including at the offices for the individual boroughs of New York City. Somewhat surprisingly, common Law “marriages” are not allowed under New York law.

The legal age for marriage in New York is 18, but people under 18 can get married if they meet additional requirements. Marriage is illegal under age 14.

The marriage license fee is US$35 in New York City. It’s USD$40 for all other counties and cities in the state.

You will need to make sure you have the right documents for the city or town you are marrying in. Take your passport and all of the documents you brought with you from Canada with you to the city or town clerk’s office. Your New York spouse needs to present their passport, birth certificate and proof of single status.

Appointments are not normally required to apply for a marriage license.

In New York, there is a 24-hour waiting period for the certificate. (It is possible to apply for a court order to waive the waiting period, but that seems drastic.)

Once the license is issued, you will have 60 days to marry.


Documents required from the Canadian Spouse

  • Statement in Lieu of Certificate of Non-Impediment to Marriage Abroad
  • Original valid Canadian passport
  • Original birth certificate
  • Original death certificate of deceased spouse if widowed
  • Original divorce decree or annulment papers if divorced


Documents required form the American Spouse

  • Original valid driver’s license
  • Original birth certificate
  • Original death certificate of deceased spouse if widowed
  • Original divorce decree or annulment papers if divorced

Once you have your marriage license, you have 60 days to have the marriage ceremony.

If one or both of you are under 18, you need to provide additional documentation:

  • Proof of age (birth certificate)
  • Physical presence of both parents with photo IDs (or the death certificate of the deceased parent, or a legal guardian if both parents are deceased)
  • There are additional requirements for spouses under 16 years of age.


Family Members

Having children does not affect the application for a Marriage License in New York.


City and Town Clerks

This list is not complete as you can register marriages at city and town clerk officers, not county offices.

The marriage license fee is US$35 in New York City. It’s USD$40 for all other counties and cities in the state.

City/Town Courthouse Address Phone Number Hours
Albany City Hall
24 Eagle St, Room 202
Albany, NY 12207
518.434.5090 Monday-Friday: 8:30AM-5:00PM
Amsterdam City Hall
61 Church Street
Amsterdam, NY 12010
518.841.4313 Monday-Friday: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Auburn Memorial City Hall
24 South St, 1st Floor
Auburn, NY 13021
315.255.4100 Monday-Friday: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Batavia 1 Batavia City Centre
Batavia, NY 14020
585.345.6305, option 5 then option 1 Monday-Friday: 8:30AM-4:30PM
Beacon 1 Municipal Plaza
Beacon, NY 12508
845.838.5003 Monday-Friday: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Binghamton City Hall
38 Hawley Street
Binghamton, NY 13901
607.772.7005 Monday-Friday: 9:00AM-4:30PM
Brooklyn Brooklyn City Clerk
Brooklyn Municipal Building
210 Joralemon St, Room 205
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718.802.4107 Monday-Friday: 8:30AM-4:00PM
Bronx Bronx City Clerk
Supreme Court Building
851 Grand Concourse, Room B131
Bronx, NY 10451
718.590.5307 Monday-Friday: 8:30AM-4:00PM
Buffalo 1308 City Hall
Buffalo, NY 14202
716.851.5431 Monday-Friday: 8:30AM-4:30PM
July 1-August 31: 8:30AM-4:00PM
Canandaigua 2 North Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424
585.396.5000 x 5021 Monday-Friday: 9:00AM-4:15PM
Cohoes 97 Mohawk Street
Cohoes, NY 12047
518.233.2141 Monday-Friday: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Corning 1 Civic Center Plaza
Corning, New York 14830
607.962.0340 x 1129 Monday-Friday: 9:00AM-12:00PM
Cortland 25 Court Street
Cortland, NY 13045
607.756.6521 Monday-Friday: 8:30AM-4:00PM
Dunkirk City Hall, 1st Floor
342 Central Ave
Dunkirk, NY 14048
716.366-0452 Monday-Friday: 9:00AM-4:00PM
Elmira City Hall, 1st Floor
317 East Church Street
' Elmira, NY 14901
607.737.5672 Monday-Friday: 8:30AM-4:30PM
Fulton City of Fulton Municipal Building
141 South First Street
Fulton, NY 13069
315.592.5390 Monday-Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Geneva City Hall, 1st Floor
47 Castle Street
Geneva, New York 14456
315.789.2603 Monday-Friday: 8:30AM-4:30PM
Glen Cove City Hall, 3 Floor, Room 312
9 Glen Street
Glen Cove, NY 11542
Monday-Friday: 9:00AM-12:30PM
Glens Falls 42 Ridge Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801
518.761.3803 Monday-Friday: 8:30AM-4:30PM
Gloversville City Hall
3 Frontage Road
Gloversville, New York 13021
Monday-Friday: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Hornell City Hall, 1st Floor
82 Main Street
Hornell, NY 14843
607.324.7421 Monday-Friday: 9:00AM-4:00PM
Hudson City Hall
520 Warren Street
Hudson, NY 12534
518.828.1030 Monday-Friday: 8:30AM-5:00PM
July 1-August 31: 8:30AM-4:00PM
Ithaca City Hall, 1st Floor
108 E. Green St
Ithaca, NY 14850
607.274.6570 Monday-Friday: 8:30AM-4:00PM
Jamestown City Hall
200 East 3rd Street
Jamestown, NY 14701
716.483.7612 Monday-Friday: 9:00AM-4:30PM
Johnstown City Hall, 1st Floor
33-41 East Main Street
Johnstown, NY 12095
518.736.4011 Monday-Friday: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Kingston City Hall
420 Broadway
Kingston, NY 12401
845.334.3915 Monday-Friday: 9:00AM-3:30PM
Lackawanna 714 Ridge Rd, Room 215
Lackawanna, NY 14218
716.827.6452 Monday-Friday: 9:00AM-4:00PM
Little Falls City Hall
659 East Main Street
Little Falls, NY 13365
315.574.5246 Monday-Friday: 8:30AM-4:00PM
Lockport Lockport Municipal Building
One Locks Plaza
Lockport, NY 14094
716.439.6776 Monday-Friday: 8:30AM-4:30PM
Long Beach 1 West Chester St, Room 307
Long Beach, New York 11561
516.431.1002 Monday-Friday: 9:00AM-11:-00PM
July 1-September 15:
Monday-Friday: 9:00AM-11:-00PM
Manhattan Manhattan City Clerk
141 Worth Street
New York, NY 10013
212.669.2400 Monday-Friday: 8:30AM-3:45PM
Mechanicville Mechanicville City Hall
36 North Main Street
Mechanicville, NY 12118
518.664.9884 Monday-Friday: 9:00AM-4:00PM
Middletown Middletown City Hall
16 James Street
Middletown, NY 10940
845.346.4168 Monday-Friday: 9:00AM-3:00PM
Mount Vernon City Hall, Room 104
1 Roosevelt Square
Mount Vernon, NY 10550
914.665.2348 Monday-Friday: 9:00AM-3:30PM
New Rochelle City Hall
515 North Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10801
914.654.2159 Monday-Friday: 8:30AM-4:15PM
Newburgh City Hall, 1st floor
83 Broadway
Newburgh, New York 12550
845.569.7311 Monday-Friday: 8:30AM-3:30PM
Niagara Falls 745 Main St, Room 114
Niagara Falls, NY 14301
716.286.4393 Monday-Friday: 8:00AM-4:00PM
North Tonawanda City Hall
216 Payne Ave
North Tonawanda, NY 14120
716.695.8555 Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Wednesday: 8:00AM-6:00PM
May 28-August 31:
Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Wednesday: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Norwich One City Plaza
Norwich, NY 13815
607.334-1201 Monday-Friday: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Ogdensburg 330 Ford Street
Ogdensburg, NY 13669
315.393.3540 Monday-Friday: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Olean Olean Municipal Building
110 East State St
Olean, New York 13669
716.376.5604 Monday-Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Oneida 109 North Main St
Oneida, NY 13421
315.363.7378 Monday-Thursday: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Friday: 8:00AM-3:30PM
Oneonta City Hall
258 Main Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
607.432.6450 Monday-Friday: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Oswego City Hall
13 West Oneida Street
Oswego, NY 13126
315.342.8116 Monday-Friday: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Peekskill City Hall
840 Main Street
Peekskill, NY 10566
914.737.3400 Monday-Friday: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Plattsburgh City Hall, Second Floor
41 City Hall Place
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
518.563.7702 Monday-Friday: 8:00AM-3:30PM
Port Jervis 20 Hammond Street
Port Jervis, NY 12771
845.858.4000 Monday-Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Poughkeepsie 62 Civic Center Plaza
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
845.451.4276 Monday-Friday: 8:30AM-4:00PM
Queens Queens City Clerk
Borough Hall Building
120-55 Queens Boulevard, Ground Floor, Room G-100
Kew Gardens, NY 11424
718.286.2846 Monday-Friday: 8:30AM-3:45PM
Rensselaer 62 Washington St, Floor 2
Rensselaer, NY 12144
518.462.4266 Monday-Friday: 8:30AM-4:30PM
Rochester City Hall, Room 100A
30 Church Street
Rochester, NY 14614
585.428.6617 Monday-Friday: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Rome Rome City Hall
198 North Washington Street
Rome, NY 13440
315.339.7658 Monday-Friday: 8:30AM-4:30PM
Rye City Hall
1051 Boston Post Road
Rye, NY 10580
914.967.7371 Monday-Friday: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Memorial Day-Labor Day:
Monday-Friday: 8:30AM-4:30PM
Salamanca 225 Wildwood Ave
Salamanca, NY 14779
716.945.4620 Monday-Friday: 8:30AM-4:00PM
Saratoga Springs 474 Broadway
Saratoga Springs
NY 12866
518.587.3550 Monday: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Tuesday-Friday: 9:00AM-4:30PM
Schenectady City Hall, Room 107
105 Jay Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
518.382.5199 x 5303 Monday-Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM
July 1-August 31:
Sherrill City Hall
377 Sherrill Road
Sherrill, NY 13461
315.363.2440 Monday-Friday: 7:45AM–4:00PM
Staten Island Staten Island City Clerk
Borough Hall Building
10 Richmond Terrace, Room 311
(Please enter at the entrance located at the intersection of Hyatt Street and Stuyvesant Place)
Staten Island, NY 10301
718.816.2290 Monday-Friday: 8:30AM-4:00PM
Syracuse 231 City Hall
233 East Washington Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
315.448.8216 Monday-Friday: 8:00AM-4:45PM
Tonawanda 200 Niagara Street
Tonawanda, NY 14150
716.695.8318 Monday-Friday: 8:30AM-4:30PM
Troy City Hall
433 River Street
Troy, NY 12180
518.279.7134 Monday-Friday: 8:30AM-3:30PM
Utica City Hall
1 Kennedy Plaza
Utica, NY 13502
315.792.0113 Monday-Friday: 8:30AM-4:00PM
Watertown 22867 County Route 67
Watertown, NY 13601
315.782.8248 Monday-Friday: 8:00AM-3:30PM
Watervliet City Hall
2 Fifteenth Street, Suite B
Watervliet, NY 12189
518.270.3800 x 115 Monday-Friday: 8:00AM-4:00PM
White Plains 255 Main Street
White Plains, NY 10601
914.422.1227 Monday-Friday: 9:00AM-4:00PM
Yonkers City Hall, Room 107
40 South Broadway
Yonkers, NY 10701
914.377-6020 Monday-Friday: 9:00AM-3:30PM

Note: All courthouses are closed for government holidays.


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As of 2010, the religious affiliation in New York State looked like this:

Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1,630 6,286,916 324.4
Judaism   Judaism 788 588,500 30.4
Muslim Estimate   Groups 257 392,953 20.3
Non-denominational Protestant   1,276 374,521 19.3
United Methodist Church, The Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1,323 328,315 16.9
American Baptist Churches in the USA Protestant Baptist 536 173,405 8.9
Episcopal Church Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 653 163,730 8.4
Lutheran Church in America Protestant Lutheran 386 134,407 6.9
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 679 116,960 6.0
Reform Judaism   Judaism 104 106,806 5.5
Assemblies of God Protestant Pentecostal 522 92,987 4.8
Conservative Judaism   Judaism 126 82,809 4.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Protestant Adventist 364 79,268 4.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The   Latter-day Saints 151 78,031 4.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America   Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 61 76,985 4.0
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 176 71,688 3.7
Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod Protestant Lutheran 189 67,408 3.5
Buddhism, Mahayana   Groups 142 53,368 2.8
Reformed Church in America Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 234 51,379 2.7
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 87 49,598 2.6
United Church of Christ Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 263 44,146 2.3
Southern Baptist Convention Protestant Baptist 327 32,271 1.7
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Protestant Pentecostal 216 30,989 1.6
Hindu, Traditional Temples   Groups 39 28,819 1.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Protestant Holiness 171 25,786 1.3
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 25 23,754 1.2
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 89 23,650 1.2
Wesleyan Church, The Protestant Holiness 121 23,212 1.2
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 128 22,406 1.2
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 85 21,374 1.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 142 18,302 0.9
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 31 16,160 0.8
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 63 13,258 0.7
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 78 12,662 0.7
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 14 11,397 0.6
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 86 10,787 0.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 107 10,697 0.6
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 13 8,020 0.4
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 64 6,877 0.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 63 6,767 0.3
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 29 6,595 0.3
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 6,277 0.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 77 6,213 0.3
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 11 5,991 0.3
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 80 5,914 0.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 39 5,905 0.3
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 18 5,770 0.3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 51 5,635 0.3
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 5,450 0.3
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 30 5,118 0.3
Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 41 4,843 0.2
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 4,840 0.2
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 13 4,809 0.2
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 23 4,590 0.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 3,776 0.2
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 13 3,721 0.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 34 3,710 0.2
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 3,530 0.2
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 3,473 0.2
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 19 3,470 0.2
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 11 3,350 0.2
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 68 3,256 0.2
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 18 3,209 0.2
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 3,184 0.2
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 19 2,962 0.2
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 10 2,875 0.1
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 19 2,663 0.1
Moravian Church in America–Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 2,506 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 31 2,505 0.1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 2,421 0.1
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 26 2,402 0.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 33 2,379 0.1
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 1,904 0.1
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 1,838 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 1,714 0.1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 1,631 0.1
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 8 1,524 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 1,504 0.1
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 9 1,494 0.1
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 1,394 0.1
Bruderhof Communities, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 9 1,340 0.1
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 1,005 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 971 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 963 0.0
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 871 0.0
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 799 0.0
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 798 0.0
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 5 793 0.0
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 778 0.0
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 15 747 0.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 707 0.0
United Catholic Church, Inc. catholicCatholic Catholicism 1 702 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 689 0.0
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 683 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 2 487 0.0
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 455 0.0
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 340 0.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 292 0.0
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 259 0.0
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 250 0.0
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 244 0.0
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 203 0.0
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 197 0.0
Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 192 0.0
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 170 0.0
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 167 0.0
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 131 0.0
Mennonite Christian Fellowship* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 125 0.0
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 120 0.0
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 109 0.0
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 90 0.0
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 68 0.0
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 54 0.0
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0  
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 4    
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1    
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 19    
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3    
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2    
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1    
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 28    
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 10    
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1    
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 53    
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6    
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9    
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 50    
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10    
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2    
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 111    
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 52    
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3    
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1    
Federation of Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2    
Free Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1    
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 32    
Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1    
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 136    
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1    
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1    
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4    
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4    
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 9    
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17    
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
Jain Other Other Groups 8    
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 287    
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 35    
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 58    
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 32    
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 8    
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 40    
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1    
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4    
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16    
Polish National Catholic Church catholicCatholic Catholicism 16    
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1    
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 20    
Shinto Other Other Groups 1    
Sikh Other Other Groups 22    
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 3    
Tao Other Other Groups 5    
Unaffiliated Friends Meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1    
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 7    
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 14    
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 52    
United Pentecostal Council of the Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2    
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3    
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 26    


List of American Consulates in Canada

Embassy in Ottawa

Consulate General in Calgary

Consulate General in Halifax

Consulate General in Montreal

Consulate General in Quebec

Consulate in General Toronto

Consulate in General Vancouver

Consulate in Winnipeg


US Visa Requirements

Canadian citizens do not need a visa to travel to the United States for tourism as long as you are staying for less than 3 months. However you may need a visa if you are travelling for another reason (in addition to getting married).

If you are a Canadian permanent resident, you may need a visa.


Calling New York from Canada

The country code for the US is 1, which is also the code for Canada.

To call New York just dial 1 – area code – local number, like you would for any long distance number in Canada.

These are some area codes for New York:

Area Codes of New York By Zimbabweed (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

by Zimbaweed / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0

  • 212 Manhattan
  • 315 Syracuse, Utica, Watertown, and north central New York
  • 332 Manhattan
  • 347 New York City except Manhattan
  • 516 Nassau County
  • 518 Albany, Plattsburgh, Saranac Lake, Saratoga Springs and northeastern New York
  • 585 Rochester, Batavia, Wellsville and western New York
  • 607 Binghamton, Elmira, Ithaca, Bath, Norwich, and south central New York
  • 631 Suffolk County
  • 646 Manhattan only
  • 680 Syracuse, Utica, Watertown, and north central New York
  • 716 Buffalo, Dunkirk-Fredonia, Olean, Jamestown, Niagara Falls, Tonawanda and western New York
  • 718New York City except Manhattan
  • 845 Poughkeepsie, Kingston, Middletown, Newburgh, West Point, Goshen and southeastern New York
  • 914 Westchester County
  • 917 New York City
  • 929 New York City excluding Manhattan except for the Marble Hill section
  • 934 Suffolk County


Time Differences

New York is on East Coast Time, the same time zone as Toronto and Montreal.


Calling Canada from the United States

List of Canadian Area Codes:

Province Code Province Code

403 / 587 (southern Alberta)

587 / 780 (central and northern Alberta)

Nunavut 867

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
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
Northwest Territories 867 Yukon 867
Nova Scotia 782 / 902    


Emergency Information for Canadians in the United States

The Department of Homeland Security Traveller Redress Inquiry Program (DHS TRIP) in US is a single point of contact for individuals who have inquiries or seek resolution regarding difficulties they experienced during their travel screening at transportation hub like airports, train stations or crossing U.S. borders, including:

  • watch list issues
  • screening problems at ports of entry
  • situations where travellers feel they have been unfairly or incorrectly delayed, denied boarding or identified for additional screening.


List of Canadian Consulates in New York

Consulate General of Canada in New York City

1251 Avenue of the Americas, Concourse Level
New York, New York
U.S.A., 10020-1175

Telephone: (212) 596-1759
Fax: (212) 596-1666/1790

E-mail: [email protected]

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