Marrying and Sponsoring a South Sudanese Citizen

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Marriage to a South Sudanese Citizen

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

If you want to bring your South Sudanese 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.


South Sudanese Marriage Basic Requirements

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

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


South Sudanese Marriage Ceremony

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


Family Members

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

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


List of South Sudanese Consulates in Canada

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Canadian Consulate in South Sudan

There is no resident Canadian government office in Somalia. You can obtain consular assistance and further consular information from the High Commission of Canada in Nairobi, Kenya

High Commission of Canada in Nairobi

Limuru Road,

Telephone: 254(20)366-3000
Fax: 254(20)366-3900 Website:


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The Currency in South Sudan is the Sudanese pound

How to call Sudan from Canada

  • 011 – US exit code; dial first for international calls made from the USA or Canada
  • 211 – Country Code for South Sudan
  • Phone Number – 9 digits
  • US to South Sudan international dialing format: 011 211 ???? ?????


How to call canada from South Sudan

  • 1 – Country Code for Canada
  • area code – 3 digit area codes
  • phone number – 7 digits

Area codes in Canada





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 with Canada

The time in South Sudan is +3 UCT

Canadian Time Zone

# of Hours

Spain  is Ahead

# of Hours

during DST

Pacific (BC, Yukon) 9 hours 9 hours
Mountain (Alberta, western Nunvaut, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan) 8 hours 8 hours
Saskatchewan 8 hours 7 hours
Central (Manitoba, Northwest Territories, central Nunavut, northwestern Ontario) 7 hours 7 hours
Eastern (most of Ontario, most of Quebec) 6 hours 6 hours
Atlantic (Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, eastern Quebe 5 hours



5 hours



Newfoundland 4.5 hours 4.5 hours


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