- 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
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
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
|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|
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
Telephone: (241) 01 44 29 65
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Embassy of Canada in Yaoundé
Immeuble STC-TOM, Place de l’Hôtel de Ville
Telephone: 237 2223-2311
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The Government of Canada’s Travel Alerts for Gabon
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