- 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
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
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
|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|
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
Telephone: 224 622 350104
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Embassy of Canada in Dakar
Corner of Galliéni and Amadou Cissé Dia Streets
Telephone: 221 33 889 4700
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Sponsoring Your Guinean Spouse to Canada
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