Legal Requirements

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Marrying in Turkey is a simple process with all documents being sourced in the UK prior to your arrival here in Turkey. We will provide clear & full instruction throughout the process in the UK in addition to organising the necessary here in Turkey.

Each British national wishing to marry here in Turkey is required to 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. (N.B. British nationals resident in Turkey who wish to marry will also need to complete an Affidavit of Marital Status form, witnessed and legalized by a British Consulate/Embassy here in Turkey).

Full list of documents required to marry in Turkey for UK citizens are:

  • Completed Affidavit of Marital Status, witnessed and apostilled

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

  • 4 x passport sized photos (each)

These documents are very important so we ask that you scan and email copies of them (excluding photos) to us as soon as you have them. We like to make sure they are completely correct as any undetected errors will jeopardise your wedding ceremony.

You must be in Turkey and 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.

N.B. 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.

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 Beach Weddings cannot be held responsible for any changes by either the UK or Turkish governments.

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.

For non-British couples the process is similar and exact details may be sought from us or your own Foreign Office. While most of our couples are British we are honoured to have married couples of many different nationalities. 

Registering your marriage back in the UK: As of 1st January 2014 the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) discontinued its service of depositing foreign marriage and civil partnership certificates with the General Register Offices in the UK. Your Turkish Marriage Certificate is a globally recognized legal document with full English translation.