- Located in Southern Europe, it is a peninsula extending into the Mediterranean Sea
- The weather is typically Mediterranean , Alpine weather in the North, hot and dry in the South
- Hazards in Italy include landslides, mud-flows, avalanches, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, flooding in Venice
Marriage to an Italian Citizen
Every country has its own laws that apply to its citizens marrying a person from a different country. Getting married to an Italian citizen with the goal of eventually bringing them to Canada to live is a process with many steps.
If you want to bring your Italian 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 an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). For more information, please see our family sponsorship page and our eTA article.
Italian Marriage Basic Requirements
To enter Italy:
- You need proof of where to reside during the stay in Italy
- You must have a passport
- You need to provide proof of a source of income to sustain your stay
- You need medical insurance
- You need a letter stating reason for visit, marriage
- You need a police report showing no record of conviction
- You will receive an official stamp on the passport at the airport declaring presence in Italy
In order to marry a citizen of Italy, you must demonstrate to the Italian 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 Italian spouse has dependent children, this does not affect the Italian Marriage document application.
If you have dependent children, they have no effect on the application to marry an Italian citizen.
List of Italian Consulates in Canada
Calling Italy from Canada
The country code for Italy is 39.
Dial 011 – 39 – area code – local number.
Area Codes for major centres in Italy (landlines only)
Cellular numbers have three-digit prefixes beginning with "3".
Calling Canada from Italy
Dial 00 – 1 – area code – local number
Area Codes of Canada
403 / 587 (southern Alberta)
587 / 780 (central and northern Alberta)
236 / 250 / 778 (majority of BC)
236 / 604 / 778 (Metro Vancouver)
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|
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|
Italy is on Central European Time (GMT+1). Italy observes Daylight Saving Time but Europe and North American observe slightly different start and end dates to DST, so there are a few weeks each year – in March and October – when there the time difference is 1 hour less. In Saskatchewan during the summer, the time difference is one hour greater because Saskatchewan does not participate in DST.
|Canadian Time Zone||
# of Hours Italy is Ahead
|Pacific (BC, Yukon)||9 hours|
|Mountain (Alberta, western Nunvaut, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan)||8 hours|
|Central (Manitoba, Northwest Territories, central Nunavut, northwestern Ontario, Saskatchewan*)||7 hours|
|Eastern (most of Ontario, most of Quebec)||6 hours|
|Atlantic (Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, eastern Quebec)||5 hours|
Emergency Contact Information for Canadians in Italy
Embassy of Canada in Rome
Via Zara 30
Telephone: 39 06-85444-2911
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Consulate of Canada in Udine
4 Via Elio Morpurgo
Telephone: 39 0432-229709
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Consulate of Canada in Milan
3 Piazza Cavour,
Telephone: 39 02 6269-4238
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Canadian Government's Travel Alerts for Italy
Sponsoring Your Italian Spouse to Canada
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