Marriage to an Andorran Citizen
Every country has its own laws that apply to its citizens marrying a person from a different country. Getting married to an Andorran citizen with the goal of eventually bringing them to Canada to live is a process with many steps.
You must demonstrate to Andorran officials that they are not currently married to anyone else – either you have never been married or all divorces are finalized – that your identity is proven, and that you have never committed any crimes in Andorra. This is done by providing various documents including an Affidavit of Single Status to the Andorran government either in Andorra or via an Andorran embassy.
If you want to bring your Andorran 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.
Andorran Marriage Basic Requirements
The couple must not be related in direct line by consanguinity or adoption, or in the collateral line by consanguinity to the fourth degree. Both partners must be adults or emancipated minors; must not be already married or in an existing stable union; must live as a couple; and at least one partner must be a resident of Andorra or an Andorran national.
The couple must submit an application accompanied by the following documents:
- A sworn declaration of cohabitation
- A copy of the current passport or identity document of both partners
- A certificate of residency for each partner (Andorran nationals are exempt from this requirement)
- A private pact signed by both partners setting out property and personal relations arising from the relationship and the rights and obligations of the relationship
- A sworn statement by two witnesses confirming the permanent nature of the cohabitation.
The stable union is registered six months after the declaration and is then entered into the Register of Stable Unions.
A couple in a stable union have legal rights and responsibilities including the obligation to support one another; the right to compensation and maintenance in the event of a break up; the same rights as spouses for the purposes of social security and employment law. It also recognizes the right to adopt a child, subject to the same rules as a married couple according to the law of adoption. But the adoption law only recognizes this possibility for heterosexual couples
A stable union ends by the marriage of either party; the death of either party; a unilateral declaration by formal written notification notified to the other party; or a mutual declaration.
If your Andorran spouse has dependent children, this does not affect the Andorran Marriage document application.
If you have dependent children, they have no effect on the application to marry an Andorran citizen.
How long is the Andorran Marriage document valid?
The document is valid for 6 months from the date of issue. If you do not marry your Andorran fiancé within 6 months of the issuance of the Andorran Marriage document, you must apply again with new supporting documents.
List of Andorran Consulates in Canada
Calling Andorra from Canada
011 – 376 – TEL #
Andorra does not have area codes. Local numbers are 6 digits long and begin with 3, 4 or 6.
How to call Canada from Andorra
00 – 1 – Area Code – TEL #
Follow the dialing format shown above while calling Canada from Andorra.
- 00 – Exit code for Andorra, and is needed for making any international call from Andorra
- 1 – ISD Code or Country Code of Canada
There are 18 area codes in Canada. The area code is the first three digits of your telephone 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|
Emergency Contact Information for Canadians in Andorra
Please note that Canada does not operate a diplomatic mission in Andorra.
Embassy of Canada in Madrid
Telephone: (34) 91 382 8400
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Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 12:30 (regular consular assistance)
Monday to Thursday: 08:30 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 17:30 (emergency services)
Friday: 08:30 – 14:30 (emergency services)
September to July
Monday to Thursday: 08:30 – 14:00 and 15:00 – 17:30
Friday: 08:30 – 14:30
Monday to Friday: 08:30 – 14:15
Office closures during 2013
(Embassy in Madrid and Consulate in Barcelona)
|January 1st||New Year’s Day|
|March 28th||Holy Thursday (Madrid)|
|March 29th||Good Friday|
|April 1st||Easter Monday (Barcelona)|
|May 1st||Labour Day|
|May 20th||Victoria Day|
|June 24th||St. John’s Day (Barcelona)|
|July 1st||Canada Day|
|October 14th||Thanks Giving Day (Madrid)|
|December 6th||Constitution Day|
|December 25th||Christmas Day|
|December 26th||Boxing day|
In an emergency, you should contact the Canadian Embassy in Madrid, Spain or you can contact Foreign Affairs using the information provided below.
Call collect from Andorra to (613) 996-8885 to reach the Emergency Operations Centre.
TTY: (613) 944-1310
E-mail: [email protected]
Canadian Government’s Travel Alerts for Andorra
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