Marriage to a Monégasque
Every country has its own laws that apply to its citizens marrying a person from a different country. Getting married to a Monégasque citizen with the goal of eventually bringing them to Canada to live is a process with many steps.
If you want to bring your Monégasque 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 Monégasque 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.
Monacan Marriage Basic Requirements
- Canadian citizens who want to get married in Monaco, either the bride or groom must live there for at least 30 days before the wedding ceremony. After at least 30 days, they can announce the marriage.
- Weddings in Monaco must be announced. The bride and groom must post the announcement of the marriage on the door of the Monaco Town Hall for 10 days, and the 10-day period must include two Sundays.
- Marriages in Monaco take place at the Monaco Town Hall and are civil ceremonies. There must be at least two witnesses ages 18 or older, and they must be able to prove their identities.
- The age of consent in Monaco is 15 for women and 18 for men.
Canadian citizens wishing to marry in Monaco must present the following documents:
- Birth certificate
- proof of residency of either the bride or groom
- certificate of death or divorce if either has been married before
- Proof of the announcement of the marriage
- A certificate of parental consent if either is a minor.
- They also need a "custom certificate" or "certificate of no impediment" that certifies they are free to marry.
- All of the documentation must be translated into French by a sworn translator in Monaco.
Wedding couples must make an appointment at the Service de l'Etat Civil of the Monaco Town Hall to prepare a marriage file; this must take place at least a month before the ceremony. The father or mother of a minor should be present if possible. The Service de l'Etat Civil issues the marriage certificate.
If your Monégasque spouse has dependent children, this does not affect the Monégasque Marriage document application.
If you have dependent children, they have no effect on the application to marry a Monacan citizen.
List of Monégasque Consulates in Canada
Calling Monaco from Canada
011 – 377 – local number
- landlines begin with 9
- cell phones numbers begin with 4
Calling Canada from Monaco
00 – 1 – Area Code – local number
- 00- Exit code for Monaco, and is needed for making any international call from Monaco
- 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|
Monaco is on Central European Time (GMT+1). Monaco observes Daylight Saving Time but Europe observes DST over a slightly different period than North America so for one week each in late March and late October, the below time differences do not apply. Saskatchewan does not observe DST, so in the summer add one hour to the time difference.
|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|
Emergency Information for Canadians in Monaco
Consulate of Canada in Monaco
23 Emile de Loth
Telephone: 377 97 70 62 42
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Embassy of Canada in Paris
35 Montaigne Avenue
Telephone: 33 (0)1 44 43 29 00; 33 (0)1 44 43 29 02
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The Government of Canada's Travel Alerts for Monaco
Sponsoring Your Monégasque Spouse to Come to Canada
The sponsorship process is lengthy and can be complicated. To learn more about applying, click the button below:
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