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.
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.
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.
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
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
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|
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
Telephone: 691 320-5448
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The Government of Canada's Travel Alerts for Micronesia
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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