Marrying and Sponsoring a Yemeni Citizen

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Marriage to a Yemeni Citizen

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

If you want to bring your Yemeni 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

If you file a Canadian sponsorship application for your Yemeni 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.


Yemeni Marriage Basic Requirements

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

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


Yemeni Marriage Ceremony

The marriage ceremony to a Yemeni citizen can legally take place in Yemen, 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 Yemeni spouse. To learn more about ceremony customs, see below.


Family Members

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

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


How long is the Yemeni Marriage document valid?

The document is valid for 6 months from the date of issue. If you do not marry your Yemeni fiancé within 6 months of the issuance of the Yemeni Marriage document, you must apply again with new supporting documents.


List of Yemeni Consulates in Canada

Embassy in Ottawa


Emergency Information for Canadians in Yemen

Consulate of Canada

Building 4, Street 11 of Haddah Street
P.O. Box 340,Sana’a,

Telephone: +967 12 088 14
Fax: +967 12 09 523 E-mail: [email protected]


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Calling Yemen from Canada

Enter the exit code (011) then the Yemen (967) then the local number you are calling.

011-967-local number


Calling Canada from Yemen

Enter the country code for Canada (1) then the three digit area code, and then the local number.

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 between Yemen and Canada

Canadian Time Zone # of Hours
Yemen is Ahead
# of Hours
during DST
Pacific (BC, Yukon) 11 hours 10 hours
Mountain (Alberta, western Nunavut, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan) 10 hours 9 hours
Saskatchewan 10 hours 10 hours
Central (Manitoba, Northwest Territories, central Nunavut, northwestern Ontario) 9 hours 8 hours
Eastern (most of Ontario, most of Quebec) 8 hours 7 hours
Atlantic (Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, eastern Quebec) 7 hours 6 hours
Newfoundland 6.5 hours 5.5 hours


Sponsoring Your Yemeni Spouse to Canada

To learn more about the sponsorship process, click the button below.

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Sponsorship Review

Immigroup will review your completed spousal sponsorship application.. Immigroup will make sure you have not made any mistakes on your application or in gathering the documentation of your relationship. We will assess your sponsorship letter and give you peace of mind that you are submitting an application with a very good chance of success. Don’t lose sleep at night worrying about whether you’ve done enough. Call us at 1-866-760-2623 for a review.

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