- The weather in Swaziland is temperate and cool but changes to cold. Winters are dry and summers hot and wet.
- Periodic drought is a hazard in this small country
Marriage to a Swazi Citizen
Every country has its own laws that apply to its citizens marrying a person from a different country. Getting married to a Swazi citizen with the goal of eventually bringing them to Canada to live is a process with many steps.
If you want to bring your Swazi 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 Swazi government up to 3 weeks to authenticate the documents.
If you then file a Canadian sponsorship application for your Swazi 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.
Swazi Marriage Basic Requirements
In order to marry a citizen of Swaziland, you must demonstrate to the Swazi government that you are eligible to do so. This includes:
- Proof of country of birth
- Proof of single status
- Proof of age requirement
Swazi Marriage Ceremony
The marriage ceremony to a Swazi citizen can legally take place in Swaziland, 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 Swazi spouse.
If your Swazi spouse has dependent children, this does not affect the Swazi Marriage document application.
If you have dependent children, they have no effect on the application to marry a Swazi citizen.
List of Swazi Consulates in Canada
Calling Swaziland from Canada
The country code is 266 to call you dial 011 – 266 – area code – local number
- 22 is the area code for landlines
- 58 and 6x are ‘area’ codes for cellular phones
Calling Canada from Swaziland
Dial 00 – 1 – area code – local number, where
- 00 is the international dialling code for most countries outside of North America
- 1 is the country code for the North American Numbering Plan
Canadian Area Codes
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|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|
Swaziland is on South African Standard Time (GMT+2). Swaziland does not participate in Daylight Saving Time.
|Canadian Time Zone||# of Hours
Swaziland is Ahead
|# of Hours
|Pacific (BC, Yukon)||10 hours||9 hours|
|Mountain (Alberta, western Nunavut, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan)||9 hours||8 hours|
|Saskatchewan||8 hours||8 hours|
|Central (Manitoba, Northwest Territories, central Nunavut, northwestern Ontario)||8 hours||7 hours|
|Eastern (most of Ontario, most of Quebec)||7 hours||6 hours|
|Atlantic (Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, eastern Quebec)||6 hours||5 hours|
|Newfoundland||5.5 hours||4.5 hours|
Emergency Information for Canadians in Swaziland
Embassy of Canada in Maputo
Kenneth Kaunda Avenue
Telephone: 258 (21) 492-623
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For after-hours assistance, contact the Embassy in South Africa.
The Government of Canada’s Travel Alerts for Swaziland
Sponsoring Your Swazi Spouse to Canada
The sponsorship process can be difficult and lengthy. To learn more about filing an application, click the button below: