Firstly, you will need to give notice of your intended marriage at your nearest consulate.

Required Documents:

Certificate of no impediment from the local registrar of marriages. In Turkey you are required to prove that you are single or that you are allowed to marry. *(Note this does not apply to all nationalities)
Birth certificate and passport
A divorce or death certificate of previous spouse if married before

Affidavit/Affirmation * (British nationals)

Please note that for British nationals the marriage procedure has changed.

From 1st 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.There is no longer a requirement for British nationals marrying in Turkey to obtain a Certificate of No Impediment (CNI) in the UK or a Turkish version.

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 legalised 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.

If you are a British citizen residing 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 documents must be legalised by the Turkish Authorities either by the ministry of Foreign affairs in Ankara or the governor in Istanbul, Izmir or Antalya. Once this document is legalised you will submit it to the local marriage office in the town where you are going to get married


Application to the relevant consulate in Turkey to initiate the formalities.
The Affidavit/Affirmation* or certificate of no impediment and certificate of identity and nationality obtained from the relevant consulate to be authenticated by the local Governor office in Turkey
Application in person to the local marriage office to give notice of marriage, submit the certificates, complete necessary forms and fix a date for the marriage ceremony
The marriage ceremony (if the marrying parties do not speak Turkish, they are advised to arrange for an interpreter to be present during the ceremony)

In order to have the marriage registered in your country you must inform your relevant consulate.

Notes: Foreign nationals in Turkey can also get married in their respective consulates if it is possible under their national law. However, if one of the parties is a Turkish citizen, marriage can only be performed by the Turkish authorities.

FOR FULL INFORMATION PLEASE SEE » GOV.UK - Marriage Procedures for British Nationals in Turkey

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