Marrying and Sponsoring an Estonian Citizen

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  • 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


Family Members

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

Click here


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

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

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
2nd Floor
15186 Tallinn

Telephone: 372 627-3311/10
Fax: 372 627-3312
E-mail: [email protected]

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Embassy of Canada in Stockholm

23 Klarabergsgatan

Postal Address:
P.O. Box 16129, Stockholm, Sweden, 10323

Telephone: 46 (0) 8 453-3000
Fax: 46 (0) 8 453-3016
E-mail: [email protected]

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Canadian Government’s Travel Alerts for Estonia

For travel alerts, click here

Want to know more about marrying in Estonia? Let us know!

Sponsoring your spouse to come to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. To learn more, click below:

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