Marrying and Sponsoring a St. Maartener

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Marriage to a Dutch citizen and spousal sponsorship to Canada under the marriage immigration initiative is a complex process.
This page is designed to guide you through your marriage to a Dutch citizen and the spousal sponsorship process.

Marrying and Sponsoring a Dutch Citizen to Canada is the same process, no matter where they live. Learn more about sponsorship:

See our page on Marrying a Dutch Citizen


Calling Sint Maarten from Canada

Sint Maarten is located within the North American Numbering Plan (NANP), so calling there is a normal long distance call from Canada. The area code for Sint Maarten is 721.


Calling Canada from Sint Maarten

Canada and Sint Maarten are both in the NANP so calling Canada is just a normal long distance call.

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

Sint Maarten is on Atlantic Standard Time all year round.

Canadian Time Zone # of Hours Sint Maarten is Ahead or Behind # of Hours during DST
Pacific (BC, Yukon) 4 hours ahead 3 hours ahead
Mountain (Alberta, western Nunvaut, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan) 3 hours ahead 2 hours ahead
Saskatchewan 2 hours ahead 2 hours ahead
Central (Manitoba, Northwest Territories, central Nunavut, northwestern Ontario) 2 hours ahead 1 hour ahead
Eastern (most of Ontario, most of Quebec) 1 hour ahead Same Time
Atlantic (Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, eastern Quebec) Same Time 1 hour behind
Newfoundland 30 minutes behind 90 minutes behind


Emergency Information for Canadians in Sint Maarten

Consulate of Canada in Sint Maarten

Dawn Beach Estate
Sint Maarten

Postal Address:
P.O. Box Green Starshell Rd #18, Dawn Beach Estate, Sint Maarten

Telephone: (721) 543-6261, (561) 304-8862 or (721) 587-1364
Fax: (721) 543-6291
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: No Website

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High Commission of Canada in Bridgetown

Bishop’s Court Hill, St. Michael
P.O. Box 404
Barbados BB11113

Telephone: (246) 629-3550
Fax: (246) 437-7436
E-mail: [email protected]

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The Government of Canada’s Travel Alerts for Sint Maarten

For travel alerts, click here

Sponsoring a St. Maartener to Canada

The sponsorship process is long and complicated; to learn more about it click the button below:

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