IF I SUSPECT THAT I MAY BE TAKEN ABROAD TO GET MARRIED, WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT?

If possible, do not go. If this is not an option, contact the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and provide them with the following personal information:

  • Your name
  • Date of birth
  • Passport details (number, city and date of issue)
  • A recent photograph
  • Overseas contact information
    • Names of people you will be staying with and your relationship to them
    • Address of place where you will be staying
  • Local contact information
    • Contact details of someone you trust in Canada.
    • Names and occupations of your parents
    • Anticipated departure and return dates/ Flight details (carrier, flight #)
    • Names of people you are travelling with

Remember to take these things with you:

  • Currency- Canadian, as well as the local currency of the country you will be visiting
  • Cell phone
  • Photocopies of your passport, tickets, and other major identification
  • Important phone numbers of resources and contacts in Canada

If possible, leave a copy of the above information with a trusted friend or adult, as well, along with photocopies of your passport and tickets, and a recent photograph of yourself.

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