Marrying and Sponsoring a Guinean Citizen

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  • Guinea is located in West Africa, bordering North Atlantic Ocean
  • Guinea is hot and humid; the weather is monsoon-type and rainy from June to November, accompanied by Southwesterly winds. The dry season starts from December to May, accompanied by Northeasterly Harmattan winds.
  • Hazards include hot, dry and dusty Harmattan winds that cause haze reducing visibility


Marriage to a Guinean Citizen

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

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

If you want to bring your Guinean 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.


Guinean Marriage Basic Requirements

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

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


List of Guinean Consulates in Canada

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Calling Guinea from Canada

The country code is 224 so to call you dial 011 – 224 – local number. Guinea does not use area codes however there is a prefix for landlines and another for cells:

  • Landlines: 30xx xxxx
  • Cells: 6xxx xxxx


Calling Canada from Guinea

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

Guinea is on GMT and does not observe Daylight Saving Time.

Canadian Time Zone # of Hours Guinea is Ahead # of Hours during DST
Pacific (BC, Yukon) 8 hours 7 hours
Mountain (Alberta, western Nunvaut, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan) 7 hours 6 hours
Saskatchewan 6 hours 6 hours
Central (Manitoba, Northwest Territories, central Nunavut, northwestern Ontario) 6 hours 5 hours
Eastern (most of Ontario, most of Quebec) 5 hours 4 hours
Atlantic (Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, eastern Quebec) 4 hours 3 hours
Newfoundland 3.5 hours 2.5 hours


Emergency Information for Canadians in Guinea

Consulate of Canada in Conakry

Descente Plage Rogbané
Taouyah Corniche

Postal Address:
P.O. Box 1833, Conakry, Guinea

Telephone: 224 622 350104
Fax: No Fax
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: No Website

Monday to Thursday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Embassy of Canada in Dakar

Corner of Galliéni and Amadou Cissé Dia Streets

Telephone: 221 33 889 4700
Fax: 221 33 889 4720
E-mail: [email protected]

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Sponsoring Your Guinean Spouse to Canada

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