Getting Married in Turkey

From 1 March 2014 Turkish Marriage offices will accept an Affidavit/Affirmation sworn before a UK Public Notary or British Embassy/consulate in Turkey depending on your residency status. The British Embassy/Consulates in Turkey will stop issuing Certificate of Non Impediments in Turkish.

If you are resident in the UK;
You need to complete the bilingual Affidavit/Affirmation form and have your oath/affirmation administered by a local Public Notary in the UK and legalised by Foreign Commonwealth Office Legalisation Department before travelling to Turkey. Then you will submit this document to local Marriage Office in the town where you are going to get married. Please send an email to britembcon@fco.gov.uk to receive an Affidavit/Affirmation form.

If you are resident in Turkey;
You need to complete the bilingual Affidavit/Affirmation form. You can then book an appointment at the British Embassy Ankara or consulates in Istanbul, Izmir or Antalya for administering your oath/affirmation. Your document must be legalised by the Turkish Authorities, either by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ankara or the Governor in Istanbul, Izmir, or Antalya. When you call at the Consulate or Embassy, staff will explain where to go and what to do. Once your document is legalised you will submit it to the local Marriage Office in the town where you are going to get married.
Fee;
• Administering oath/affirmation – £55

Required Documents:
 Affidavit/Affirmation
 Valid UK passport
 Please note that if you are divorced or widowed you will be asked to provide your divorce decree absolute or the death certificate of your late spouse
 If you are under 18 years of age and require legal consent to marry you will be asked to provide the document(s) proving this consent has been given.

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