- Located in Eastern Africa bordering the gulf of Aden and the red Sea between Eritrea and Somalia
- Djibouti’s weather is desert, torrid and dry
- Djibouti is susceptible to several hazards like earthquakes, droughts, occasional cyclones emerging from the Indian Ocean consequently resulting to flooding and heavy rains. Volcanic activity is limited and the last one erupted in 1979 near the Ethiopian border
Marriage to a Djibouti Citizen
Every country has its own laws that apply to its citizens marrying a person from a different country. Getting married to a Djibouti citizen with the goal of eventually bringing them to Canada to live is a process with many steps.
You must demonstrate to Djibouti 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 Djibouti. This is done by providing various documents including an Affidavit of Single Status to the Djibouti government either in Djibouti or via a Djibouti embassy.
If you want to bring your Djibouti 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.
Djibouti Marriage Basic Requirements
In order to marry a citizen of Djibouti, you must demonstrate to the Djibouti government that you are eligible to do so. This includes:
- Proof of country of birth
- Proof of single status
- Proof of age requirement
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If your Djibouti spouse has dependent children, this does not affect the Djibouti Marriage document application.
If you have dependent children, they have no effect on the application to marry a Djibouti citizen.
List of Djibouti Consulates in Canada
Calling Djibouti from Canada
- The country code is 253 to call you dial 011 – 253 – local number
There are no area codes in Djibouti.
Calling Canada from Djibouti
Dial 00 – 1 – area code – local number
List of Canadian Area Codes
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|
Djibouti is in East Africa Time (GMT+3). They do not observe Daylight Saving Time.
|Canadian Time Zone||
# of Hours Djibouti is Ahead
# of Hours during DST
|Pacific (BC, Yukon)||11 hours||10 hours|
|Mountain (Alberta, western Nunvaut, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan)||10 hours||9 hours|
|Saskatchewan||9 hours||9 hours|
|Central (Manitoba, Northwest Territories, central Nunavut, northwestern Ontario)||9 hours||8 hours|
|Eastern (most of Ontario, most of Quebec)||8 hours||17 hours|
|Atlantic (Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, eastern Quebec)||7 hours||6 hours|
|Newfoundland||6.5 hours||5.5 hours|
Emergency Contact Information for Canadians in Djibouti
Consulate of Canada in Djibouti
Telephone: 253-21-35-38-59 or 21-35-59-50
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Embassy of Canada in Addis Ababa
Old Airport Area
Telephone: 251 (0) 11 371 0000
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The consular section is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday to Wednesday and Friday.
Canadian Government's Travel Alerts for Djibouti
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