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.
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.
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)
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
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
|Alberta||403 / 587 (southern Alberta)
587 / 780 (central and northern Alberta)
|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|
|Nova Scotia||782 / 902|
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
Telephone: 64 (4) 473-9577
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|Faults & Directory Service||15|
|Weather & Tidal Information||101|
The Canadian Government’s Travel Alerts for Niue
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: