Legal Requirements

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Getting married in Turkey is a simple process and when you have our team of professionals assist you..

All documents are sourced in the UK prior to your arrival here in Turkey, and we provide clear & full instruction throughout the process in the UK, in addition to organising the necessary paperwork here in Turkey.

British Nationals wishing to marry in Turkey are required to each provide a fully completed Affidavit of Marital Status form, sworn before & witnessed by a Notary Public or Commissioner of Oaths and apostilled by the FCO in the UK.

FULL LIST OF DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO MARRY IN TURKEY FOR UK CITIZENS:

  • Completed Affidavit of Marital Status, witnessed and apostilled*

  • Passport (with a minimum of 6 months before it expires)

  • 4 x passport sized photos (each)

* Note: An apostilled affidavit is valid for a period of 180 days from the date they are signed and witnessed. Please ensure that this covers your wedding date.

It's important that these documents reach us in plenty of time, so we ask that you scan and email copies of them (excluding photos) to us as soon as you receive them. As a priority, we need to ensure they are completely correct as any undetected errors will jeopardise your wedding ceremony.

Divorcees or widows please note that your Notary Public (in UK) and Embassy Official (if you are living overseas) will ask for sight of your divorce decree absolute or the death certificate of your late spouse. These will not be required to be presented here in Turkey. Equally, individuals under 18 years of age require legal consent to marry and they will be asked by the official to provide the documentary proof that this consent has been given.

HOW LONG DO WE NEED TO BE IN TURKEY?

You must arrive in Turkey at least two working days (Monday to Friday) prior to your wedding in order for us to take you to lodge your documents in person with the Turkish Authorities. We recommend that you remain in Turkey min one business day following your wedding to register the marriage documents and receive your photos.

All the information contained in this website is correct at the time of going to print but may be subject to change. Of course, if there are any changes we will endeavor to let you know but Oludeniz Weddings cannot be held responsible for any changes by either the UK or Turkish governments.
 

NB: The above information relates to procedures for UK Citizens, however as laws differ between countries, for non-UK citizens, please contact the local Registry Office in your country of origin to obtain information regarding legal requirements for marrying in Turkey.  It is essential you ensure all documents are correct prior to your arrival in Turkey as no mistakes can be rectified after your arrival and we take no responsibility for the validity of your documentation.
 

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