Marrying and Sponsoring a Liechtensteiner

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  • Located in Central Europe between Austria and Switzerland
  • The weather is continental, winter is cold and cloudy with frequent snowfall or rain. Summer is moderately warm to cool and cloudy but humid.


Marriage to a Liechtensteiner Citizen

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

If you want to bring your Liechtensteiner 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.


Processing Time

If you file a Canadian sponsorship application for your Liechtensteiner spousee or partner, this application takes an average of 10-12 months.

A visitor visa application for your spouse or partner to visit you in Canada while the sponsorship applications are processing takes an average of 3 –14 days.

Please see our pages on family sponsorship and Canadian visitor visa for more information on the processing times of these applications.


Liechtenstein Marriage Basic Requirements

In order to marry a citizen of Liechtenstein, you must demonstrate to the Liechtensteiner government that you are eligible to do so. This includes:

  • Proof of country of birth
  • Proof of single status
  • Proof of age requirement


Liechtenstein Marriage Ceremony

The marriage ceremony to a Liechtensteiner citizen can legally take place in Liechtenstein, Canada, or any other country as long as both parties have the necessary visas to enter this country legally. This marriage can then be recognized when applying for a permanent residence or a visitor visa for your Liechtensteiner spouse. To learn more about ceremony customs, see below.


Family Members

If your Liechtensteiner spouse has dependent children, this does not affect the Liechtensteiner Marriage document application.

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


Calling Liechtenstein from Canada

The country code is 423, so to call dial 011 – 423 – local number.

Liechtenstein has no area codes. Before 1999, Liechtenstein used Switzerland’s country code, so to call Liechtenstein involved dialing an area code inside Switzerland. Now it has its own country code, though the numbers themselves have not changed.

Cellular phone numbers begin with a 7.


Calling Canada from Liechtenstein

Dial 00 – 1 – area code – local number

Area Codes of 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

Liechtenstein is on Central European Time (GMT+1). Liechtenstein participates in Daylight Saving Time; however, like the rest of Europe, Liechtenstein’s DST lasts for a shorter period of time than Canada;s, so there are brief periods twice a year – in October and March – when the time differences below are 1 hour shorter. Because Saskatchewan doesnot participate in DST, the time difference is 1 hour greater in the summer.

Canadian Time Zone # of Hours Thailand 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
Newfoundland 4.5 hours


Emergency Information for Canadians in Liechtenstein

Embassy of Canada in Berne

Kirchenfeldstrasse 88
CH-3005 Berne

Postal Address:
P.O. Box 234, CH-3000, Berne, Switzerland

Telephone: 41 (31) 357 3200
Fax: 41 (31) 357 3210
Email: [email protected]

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Canada’s Travel Alerts for Liechtenstein

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Sponsoring a Liechtensteiner to Come to Canada

The sponsorship process can be complicated and lengthy. To learn more about it, click the button below:

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