MARRIAGE PROCEDURES OF FOREIGNERS IN TURKEY

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Revised May, 2024 – Resource, Turkey iResidence, Foreigner Residence Services.
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THE MARRIAGE OF STRANGERS TRANSACTIONS

There is no legal obstacle for foreign nationals to marry either a citizen of the Republic of Turkey or a foreign national in Turkey. In order for marriage to have legal consequences in Turkey, it is necessary to establish a marriage contract before a competent officer. In our country, Municipality officials are authorized to perform weddings. In places where the municipality is located, the marriage is carried out by the Turkey mayor or his appointed officers, and in Turkish villages by the headmen.

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MARRIAGE OF TURKISH CITIZENS TO FOREIGNERS IN TURKEY

If one of the parties is Turkish, the other is foreign, or both are foreign, the parties may marry before the Turkish authorities. Foreign nationals are required to obtain a certificate of celibacy from the foreign representation of their country. A bachelor’s certificate is a document that contains the person’s credentials and does not interfere with marriage, and is also considered a certificate of marriage license. If a foreigner receives a certificate of celibacy from the Consulate in Istanbul, it must be approved by the Directorate of Legal Affairs of the governorship of Istanbul, and if it receives it from Ankara, it must be approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If foreigners receive a certificate of celibacy from their country, they must be approved by the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in their country or approved by the Apostille.

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WHAT ARE THE CONDITIONS OF MARRIAGE WITH A STRANGER?

A woman and a man who will marry each other can apply for marriage in Turkey cities by applying together to the municipality where one of the parties has a residence address or by a proxy authorized by a power of attorney with a special provision for marriage procedures.

The two most important documents that a foreigner offers to marry in Turkey are a celibacy certificate and a birth certificate. These documents are of great importance before the law, as they show the situation of the person in his or her country. Some countries, on the other hand, allow the provision of these documents through a person granted a power of attorney. These documents must be submitted notarized with apostle and sworn translation in Turkey.

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HOW TO APPLY FOR MARRIAGE IN TURKEY?

Both of the parties to marry can apply for marriage by applying to the municipality in Turkey where one of the parties resides, either in person or through his / her attorney. 20 Of The Marriage Regulation.according to the article, the documents numbered below in the marriage file must be provided by the persons who will marry.

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DOCUMENTS CHECKLIST REQUESTED FROM TURKISH CITIZEN

  • Identity card of the Republic of Turkey (the latest change in marital status must be processed).
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  • 5 passport photos.
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  • Health report from Family Health doctor (reports from private hospitals must be approved by family health doctor).

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DOCUMENTS CHECKLIST REQUESTED BY FOREIGN NATIONAL

Notarized copy of Turkish translated passport (applications for passports, visas and residence expired will not be accepted);

  • 5 passport photos.
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  • Health report from Family Health doctor (reports from private hospitals must be approved by family health doctor).
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  • Copy of residence permit documents of resident house in Turkey.
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  • Celibacy and birth certificate (can be obtained from a foreign country or from a foreign representative of his country in Turkey).
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  • Birth certificate (celibacy) in the document mother, father’s name does not need to obtain a birth certificate).

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DOCUMENTS REQUESTED BY FOREIGN NATIONAL WHO MARRIES FOREIGNER

Notarized copy of Turkish translated passport (applications for passports, visas and residence expired will not be accepted);

  • 5 passport photos.
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  • Health report from Family Health doctor (reports from private hospitals must be approved by family health doctor).
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  • Copy of residence permit documents of residents in Turkey.
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  • Celibacy and birth certificate (can be obtained from a foreign country or from a foreign representative of his country in Turkey).
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  • Birth certificate (celibacy) in the document mother, father’s name does not need to obtain a birth certificate).


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