- A Central African country South of Libya
- The weather in Chad is tropical in the South and desert in the North
- Hot, dry and dusty Harmattan winds occur in the North causing periodic droughts and locust plagues
Marriage to a Chadian Citizen
Every country has its own 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 Chadians 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.
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
403 / 587 (southern Alberta)
587 / 780 (central and northern Alberta)
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|
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|
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|
Emergency Information for Canadians in Chad
Consulate of Canada in N'Djamena
Rue 5041, Porte 964
Telephone: 249 156 550 500
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Embassy of Canada in Khartoum
29 Africa Road, Block 56
Telephone: 249 156 550 500
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Canadian Government's Travel Alerts for Chad
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