Marrying and Sponsoring a Niuean Citizen

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Marriage to a Niuean Citizen

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

If you want to bring your Niuean 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

Once the necessary documents are gathered, it usually takes the Niuean government up to 3 weeks to authenticate the documents.

If you then file a Canadian sponsorship application for your Niuean 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.


Niuean Marriage Basic Requirements

The legal age to wed in Niue is 16 years for females & 18 years for males (witnesses must be over 21 years of age).
A Notice of Intended Marriage Form must be given to the Marriage Officer prior to the Marriage.
Please note, weddings may not be performed on Sundays or public holidays.
The Wedding Couple will need to provide the following:

  • Original Birth Certificates
  • Valid Passports
  • Divorce Papers (if applicable)
  • Death Certificate (if previous spouse is deceased)


Family Members

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

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


List of Nieuan Consulates in Canada

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Calling Niue from Canada

011 – 683 – local number

There are no area codes in Niue.


Calling Canada from Niue

00 – 1 – Area Code – local number

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


List of Canadian Area Codes

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

Niue is on Samoa Time. Niue does not observe Daylight Saving Time due to its proximity to the equator.

Canadian Time Zone # of Hours Niue is Behind # of Hours during DST
Pacific (BC, Yukon) 3 hours 4 hours
Mountain (Alberta, western Nunvaut, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan) 4 hours 5 hours
Saskatchewan 5 hours 5 hours
Central (Manitoba, Northwest Territories, central Nunavut, northwestern Ontario) 5 hours 6 hours
Eastern (most of Ontario, most of Quebec) 6 hours 7 hours
Atlantic (Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, eastern Quebec) 7 hours 8 hours
Newfoundland 7.5 hours 8.5 hours


Emergency Information for Canadians in Niue

There is no Canadian diplomatic mission of Niue. Niue is in “free association” with New Zealand so for assistance you can contact the Canadian Embassy in New Zealand.

High Commission of Canada in Wellington

125 The Terrace
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

Postal Address:
P.O. Box 8047, Wellington 6143, New Zealand

Telephone: 64 (4) 473-9577
Fax: 64 (4) 471-2082
Email: [email protected]

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Emergency Numbers

Operator Assistance 10
Faults & Directory Service 15
Weather & Tidal Information 101
Emergency 999


The Canadian Government’s Travel Alerts for Niue

For travel alerts, click here

Sponsoring a Niuean to Come to Canada

The sponsorship process is lengthy and can be complicated. If you want to learn more about the application process, click the button below:

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