Marrying and Sponsoring a Nauruan Citizen

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  • The weather is tropical climate with a monsoon pattern that comprises of rainy season from November to February
  • Periodic droughts are a common natural hazard


Marriage to a Nauruan Citizen

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

If you want to bring your Nauruan 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 Nauruan 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.


Nauruan Marriage Basic Requirements

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

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

Nauruan Marriage Ceremony

The marriage ceremony to a Nauruan citizen can legally take place in Naurua, 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 Nauruan spouse. To learn more about cereomny customs, see below.


Family Members

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

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


List of Nauruan Consulates in Canada

Click here

Calling Nauru from Canada

  • The calling code is 674, so to call you dial 011 – area code – local number

There are no area codes in Nauru.


Calling Canada from Nauru

Dial 00 – 1 – area code of Canada – local number

List of 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

Nauru is on New Zealand Standard Time (GMT+12). Nauru does not observe Daylight Saving time due to its proximity to the equator.

Canadian Time Zone # of Hours Nauru is Ahead # of Hours during DST
Pacific (BC, Yukon) 20 hours 19 hours
Mountain (Alberta, western Nunvaut, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan) 19 hours 18 hours
Saskatchewan 18 hours 18 hours
Central (Manitoba, Northwest Territories, central Nunavut, northwestern Ontario) 18 hours 17 hours
Eastern (most of Ontario, most of Quebec) 17 hours 16 hours
Atlantic (Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, eastern Quebec) 16 hours 15 hours
Newfoundland 15.5 hours 14.5 hours


Emergency Information for Canadians in Nauru

High Commission of Australia in Nauru

Aiwo District

Telephone: 674 444 3380
Fax: 674 444 3382
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

High Commission of Canada in Canberra

Commonwealth Avenue
Canberra ACT
Australia 2600

Telephone: 61 (2) 6270-4000
Fax: 61 (2) 6270-4060
E-mail: [email protected]

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The Government of Canada’s Travel Alerts for Nauru

For travel alerts, click here

Sponsoring Your Nauruan Spouse to Come to Canada

The sponsorship process is time consuming and can be difficult. To learn more, click the button below:

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