- 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
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
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):
Calling Canada from Georgia
Dial 00 – 1 – Canadian area code – local number
List of Canadian Area Codes
|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|
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
Telephone: 995 (32) 298-2072
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Embassy of Canada in Ankara
Cinnah Caddesi No. 58
Telephone: 90 (312) 409-2700
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Sponsoring Your Georgian Spouse
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