Marrying and Sponsoring a Gabonese

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  • Located in Central Africa bordering the Atlantic Ocean at the equator
  • The weather in Gabon is hot, humid and tropical climate.

Using the Government Directly

Please be aware that if you are filing your application yourself, you should do an extensive amount of research before proceeding. Please call Citizenship and Immigration Canada to learn more and visit the Sponsorship pages to learn about everything you need to do to get your spouse to Canada. The information can be found on Citizenship Immigration Canada’s website.


Marriage to a Gabonese Citizen

Every country has laws that apply to its citizens marrying a person from a different country. Getting married to a Gabonese citizen with the goal of eventually bringing them to Canada to live is a process with many steps.

You must demonstrate to Gabonese 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 Gabon. This is done by providing various documents including an Affidavit of Single Status to the Gabonese government either in Gabon or via a Gabonese embassy.

If you want to bring your Gabonese 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.

Gabonese Marriage Basic Requirements

In order to marry a citizen of Gabon, you must demonstrate to the Gabonese government that you are eligible to do so. This includes:

  • Proof of country of birth
  • Proof of single status
  • Proof of age requirement

Need a visa? You’ll need:


  • Passport valid for 6 months
  • 2 passport photos
  • Proof of Canadian status
  • Copy of return tickets or itinerary
  • Yellow fever vaccination certificate
  • Bank statement to show proof of sufficient funds
  • Hotel reservations

Gabonese Marriage Ceremony


Family Members

If your Gabonese spouse has dependent children, this does not affect the Gabonese Marriage document application.

If you have dependent children, they have no effect on the application to marry a Gabonese citizen.


List of Gabonese Consulates in Canada

Embassy of Gabon in Ottawa, Canada


Calling Gabon from Canada

  • The country code is 241 to call you dial 011 – 241 – area code – local number

Gabon does not use area codes. Cell phone numbers begin with 05, 06 or 07.


Calling Canada form Gabon

Dial 00 – 1 – area code -local number

List of Area Codes in 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

Gabon is on West Africa Time (GMT+1). They do not observe Daylight Saving Time.

Canadian Time Zone # of Hours Gabon is Ahead # of Hours during DST
Pacific (BC, Yukon) 9 hours 8 hours
Mountain (Alberta, western Nunvaut, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan) 8 hours 7 hours
Saskatchewan 7 hours 7 hours
Central (Manitoba, Northwest Territories, central Nunavut, northwestern Ontario) 7 hours 6 hours
Eastern (most of Ontario, most of Quebec) 6 hours 5 hours
Atlantic (Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, eastern Quebec) 5 hours 4 hours
Newfoundland 4.5 hours 3.5 hours


Emergency Contact Information for Canadians in Gabon

Consulate of Canada in Libreville

Quartier Batterie IV, Pont de Gué-Gué
1st street behind the European Union

Telephone: (241) 01 44 29 65
Fax: No Fax
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: No Website

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Embassy of Canada in Yaoundé

Immeuble STC-TOM, Place de l’Hôtel de Ville

Postal Address:
P.O. Box 572, Yaoundé, Cameroon

Telephone: 237 2223-2311
Fax: 237 2222-1090
E-mail: [email protected]

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