Marrying and Sponsoring a Georgian Citizen

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  • Georgia lies in Southwest Asia bordering the Black Sea between Turkey and Russia, however, most consider it to be in Europe.
  • The weather in Georgia is warm and pleasant typical of the Mediterranean climate
  • Earthquakes are common in Georgia


Marriage to a Georgian Citizen

Every country has laws that apply to its citizens marrying a person from a different country. Getting married to a Georgian citizen with the goal of eventually bringing them to Canada to live is a process with many steps. The Georgian government imposes strict requirements on foreigners who marry Georgians as an indirect way of discouraging Georgian citizens from moving to other countries.

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

If you want to bring your Georgian 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.


Georgian Marriage Basic Requirements

In order to marry a citizen of Georgia, you must demonstrate to the Georgian 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 Georgian spouse has dependent children, this does not affect the Georgian Marriage document application.

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


List of Georgian Consulates in Canada

Embassy of Georgia in Canada


Calling Georgia from Canada

  • The country code is 995 to call you dial 011 – 995 – area code – local number

Some Area Codes for Major Centres (landlines only):

Akhalkalaki 362 Gulripshi 448 Sagarejo 351
Akhaltsikhe 365 Gurjaani 353 Samtredia 411
Akhmeta 349 Kaspi 371 Senaki 413
Ambrolauri 439 Khashuri 368 Sukhumi 442
Batumi 422 Khoni 495 Tbilisi 32
Bolnisi 358 Kobuleti 426 Telavi 350
Borjomi 367 Kutaisi 431 Tkibuli 497
Chiatura 479 Kvareli 352 Tkvarcheli 446
Dedoplis Tskaro 356 Marneuli 357 Tsalenjikha 416
Gagra 443 Mtskheta 373 Tskaltubo 436
Gali 447 Ochamchire 445 Tskhinvali 344
Gardabani 372 Ozurgeti 496 Vani 432
Gori 370 Poti 493 Zestafoni 492
Gudauta 444 Rustavi 341 Zugdidi 415


Calling Canada from Georgia

Dial 00 – 1 – Canadian 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

Georgian Time is GMT+4. George does not participate in DST.

Canadian Time Zone # of Hours Georgia is Ahead # of Hours during DST
Pacific (BC, Yukon) 12 hours 11 hours
Mountain (Alberta, western Nunvaut, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan) 11 hours 10 hours
Saskatchewan 10 hours 10 hours
Central (Manitoba, Northwest Territories, central Nunavut, northwestern Ontario) 10 hours 9 hours
Eastern (most of Ontario, most of Quebec) 9 hours 8 hours
Atlantic (Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, eastern Quebec) 8 hours 7 hours
Newfoundland 7.5 hours 6.5 hours


Emergency Information for Canadians in Georgia

Consulate of Canada in Tbilisi

34 Rustaveli Avenue
Third Floor
Georgia, 0108

Telephone: 995 (32) 298-2072
Fax: 995 (32) 218-2052
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: No Website

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Embassy of Canada in Ankara

Cinnah Caddesi No. 58
Çankaya 06690

Telephone: 90 (312) 409-2700
Fax: 90 (312) 409-2712
E-mail: [email protected]

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