Marrying and Sponsoring a Micronesian Citizen

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Marriage to a Micronesian Citizen

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

If you want to bring your Micronesian 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 Micronesian spouse 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.


Micronesian Marriage Basic Requirements

  • The male at the time of contracting the marriage be at least 18 eighteen years of age and the female at least 16 sixteen years of age
  •  If the female is less than 18 eighteen years of age she must have the consent of at least one of her parents or her guardian;
  • The couple must be free to marry(There should not be any impediment to the said marriage)
  • If one partner is divorced then he/she must produce a certificate to prove the same
  • If one partner is a widow or a widower, he/she must produce the death certificate in order to back the position
  • There must be at least two witnesses
  •  A marriage ceremony should be performed by a duly authorized person as provided by law.


Family Members

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

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


List of Micronesian Consulates in Canada

Click here

Calling Micronesia from Canada

011 – 691- Area Code – local number

There are no area codes in Micronesia.


Calling Canada from Micronesia

011 – 1 – Area Code – TEL #

Follow the dialing format shown above while calling Canada from Micronesia.

  • 011- Exit code for Micronesia, and is needed for making any international call from Micronesia
  • 1 – ISD Code or Country Code of Canada

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

Micronesia is split between two separate time zones, GMT+10 and GMT+11. Micronesia does not participate in Daylight Saving Time because it is too close to the equator for that to have any effect.

Canadian Time Zone # of Hours Chamoro Time is Ahead # of Hours during DST # of Hours Eastern Micronesia is Ahead # of Hours during DST
Pacific (BC, Yukon) 18 hours 17 hours 19 hours 18 hours
Mountain (Alberta, western Nunvaut, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan) 17 hours 16 hours 18 hours 17 hours
Saskatchewan 16 hours 16 hours 17 hours 17 hours
Central (Manitoba, Northwest Territories, central Nunavut, northwestern Ontario) 16 hours 15 hours 17 hours 16 hours
Eastern (most of Ontario, most of Quebec) 15 hours 14 hours 16 hours 15 hours
Atlantic (Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, eastern Quebec) 14 hours 13 hours 15 hours 14 hours
Newfoundland 13.5 hours 12.5 hours 14.5 hours 13.5 hours


Emergency Information for Canadians in the Federated States of Micronesia

There is no Canadian diplomatic mission in the Federate States of Micronesia. For assistance contact the Australian High Commission in Pohnpei.

Embassy of Australia in Pohnpei

H & E Enterprises Building
Kolonia, Pohnpei

Postal Address:
P.O. Box S, Kolonia, Pohnpei

Telephone: 691 320-5448
Fax: 691 320-5449
E-mail: No Email

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The Government of Canada’s Travel Alerts for Micronesia

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Sponsoring Your Micronesian Spouse to Come to Canada

The sponsorship process is lengthy and complicated. To learn more about applying, click the button below:

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