Marrying and Sponsoring a Djibouti Citizen

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  • 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

Family Members

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

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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

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

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

Place Lagarde

Postal Address
P.O. Box 1188, Djibouti

Telephone: 253-21-35-38-59 or 21-35-59-50
Fax: 253-21-35-00-14
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: No Website

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Embassy of Canada in Addis Ababa

Old Airport Area
Nefas Silk Lafto Sub City
Kebele 04, House No.122
Addis Ababa

Postal Address
P.O. Box 1130, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Telephone: 251 (0) 11 371 0000
Fax: 251 (0) 11 371 0040
E-mail: [email protected]

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The consular section is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday to Wednesday and Friday.

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