Marrying and Sponsoring a Chadian

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Marriage to a Chadian Citizen

Every country has laws that apply to its citizens marrying a person from a different country. Getting married to a Chadian citizen with the goal of eventually bringing them to Canada to live is a process with many steps. The Chadian government imposes strict requirements on foreigners who marry Chadians as an indirect way of discouraging Chadian citizens from moving to other countries.

You must demonstrate to Chadian 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 Chad. This is done by providing various documents, including an Affidavit of Single Status, to the Chadian government either in Chad or via a Chadian embassy.

If you want to bring your Chadian 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.


Chadian Marriage Basic Requirements

In order to marry a citizen of Chad, you must demonstrate to the Chadian government that you are eligible to do so. This includes:

  • Proof of country of birth
  • Proof of single status
  • Proof of age requirement

Chadian Marriage Ceremony

The marriage ceremony to a Chadian citizen can legally take place in Chad, 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 Chadian spouse. To learn more about cereomny customs, see below.

Family Members

If your Chadian spouse has dependent children, this does not affect the Chadian Marriage document application.

If you have dependent children, they have no effect on the application to marry a Chadian citizen.

How long is the Chadian Marriage document valid?

The document is valid for 6 months from the date of issue. If you do not marry your Chadian fiancé within 6 months of the issuance of the Chadian Marriage document, you must apply again with new supporting documents.

List of Chadian Consulates in Canada

Calling Chad from Canada

The country code is 235 so to call you dial 011 – 235 – area code – local number.


Calling Canada from Chad

Dial 00 – 1 -area code – loca number

List of Area Codes in Canada

Province Code Province  Code
Alberta 403 / 587 (southern Alberta)

587 / 780 (central and northern Alberta)

Nunavut 867
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
Northwest Territories 867 Yukon 867
Nova Scotia 782 / 902

Time Difference

Chad does not participate in Daylight Saving Time. To call Chad during DST, subract 1 hour from the table below. (Except in Saskatchewan, as Saskatchewan also does not participate in DST.)

Canadian Time Zone # of Hours

Chad is Ahead

Pacific (BC, Yukon) 9 hours
Mountain (Alberta, western Nunvaut, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan) 8 hours
Central (Manitoba, Northwest Territories, central Nunavut, northwestern Ontario, Saskatchewan) 7 hours
Eastern (most of Ontario, most of Quebec) 6 hours
Atlantic (Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, eastern Quebec) 5 hours
Newfoundland 4.5 hours


Emergency Information for Canadians in Chad

Consulate of Canada in N’Djamena

Rue 5041, Porte 964
Quartier Moursal

Postal Address:
P.O. Box 6013, N’Djamena, Chad

Telephone: 249 156 550 500
Fax: 249 156 550 501 E-mail: [email protected]

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Embassy of Canada in Khartoum

29 Africa Road, Block 56
Khartoum 1

Postal Address
P.O. Box 10503, Khartoum, 1, Sudan

Telephone: 249 156 550 500
Fax: 249 156 550 501
E-mail: [email protected]

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