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Embassy of Canada to Burkina Faso, in Ouagadougou

We provide services to Canadians visiting and living in Burkina Faso.

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Services and information

Adoption and surrogacy

Process to adopt a child internationally and bring them back to Canada.

Birth abroad

Register a child's birth abroad.

Citizenship services

Steps to become a Canadian citizen. Get proof of citizenship.

Criminal record checks

How to get a criminal record check abroad, if required.

Death abroad

Steps to follow when a loved one dies abroad.

Marriage abroad

Requirements, documents and processes for getting married abroad.

Notarial services

Have your documents certified and authenticated.

Passport services

Apply for a passport and what to do if your passport is lost, stolen or damaged.

Pensions and retirement

Information on pensions and retiring outside of Canada.

Studying abroad

Information on education or research opportunities in foreign countries.

Visa and immigration services

Apply to immigrate. Get a visa to study, work or visit Canada.

Voting abroad

Voting process for Canadians who live abroad.

Office information


318 Professeur Joseph KIZERBO avenue, Ouagadougou 01, Burkina Faso

Our representative

Lee-Anne Hermann, Ambassador of Canada to Burkina Faso and Benin

Lee-Anne Hermann
Ambassador of Canada to Burkina Faso and Benin

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Date Holiday
2023-01-02 New Year
2023-03-08 International Women’s Day
2023-04-10 Easter Monday
2023-04-21 Ramadan – Aïd El Fitr (variable date)
2023-05-22 National Patriots' Day / Victoria Day
2023-06-28 Tabaski – Aïd El Kébir (variable date)
2023-09-04 Labour day (Canada)
2023-10-02 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Canada)
2023-10-09 Thanksgiving
2023-12-11 National Day of Burkina Faso
2023-12-25 Christmas Day
2023-12-26 Boxing Day
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