- Located in Eastern Europe bordering the Baltic Sea and gulf of Finland
- The weather in Estonia is maritime wet with moderate winters and cool summers
- Flooding can occur during Spring
Marriage to an Estonian Citizen
Every country has its own laws that apply to its citizens marrying a person from a different country. Getting married to an Estonian citizen with the goal of eventually bringing them to Canada to live is a process with many steps.
You must demonstrate to Estonian 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 Estonia. This is done by providing various documents including an Affidavit of Single Status to the Estonian government either in Estonia or via an Estonian embassy.
If you want to bring your Estonian 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 an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). For more information, please see our family sponsorship page and our eTA page.
Estonian Marriage Basic Requirements
In order to marry a citizen of Estonia, you must demonstrate to the Estonian government that you are eligible to do so. This includes:
- Proof of country of birth
- Proof of single status
- Proof of age requirement
If your Estonian spouse has dependent children, this does not affect the Estonian Marriage document application.
If you have dependent children, they have no effect on the application to marry an Estonian citizen.
List of Estonian Consulates in Canada
Calling Estonia from Canada
- The country code is 372 to call you dial 011 – 372 – local number
Estonia does not have area codes. To call a cell dial 011 – 372 – 5 – local number.
Calling Canada from Estonia
Dial 00 – 1 – area code – local number
Area Codes of Canada
|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|
Estonia practices Eastern European Time (GMT+2) and Daylight Saving Time. The slight offset between North American and European DSTs means that for a few weeks each, the time difference changes. Please note that Saskatchewan is an hour further behind Estonia during the summer because Saskatchewan does not participate in DST.
|Canadian Time Zone||# of Hours Estonia is Ahead||# of Hours during the last week of March and the last week of October|
|Pacific (BC, Yukon)||10 hours||9 hours|
|Mountain (Alberta, western Nunavut, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan)||9 hours||8 hours|
|Saskatchewan||8 hours*||8 hours|
|Central (Manitoba, Northwest Territories, central Nunavut, northwestern Ontario)||8 hours||7 hours|
|Eastern (most of Ontario, most of Quebec)||7 hours||6 hours|
|Atlantic (Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, eastern Quebec)||6 hours||5 hours|
|Newfoundland||5.5 hours||4.5 hours|
Emergency Contact Information for Canadian’s in Estonia
Office of the Embassy of Canada in Tallinn
Toom Kooli 13
Telephone: 372 627-3311/10
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Embassy of Canada in Stockholm
Telephone: 46 (0) 8 453-3000
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Canadian Government’s Travel Alerts for Estonia
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Sponsoring your spouse to come to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. To learn more, click below: