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Frequently Asked Questions About Marriage in Turkey

We understand that preparation for getting married abroad is an exciting time in a couple’s life. We pay attention to each detail and we do our best to answer all your questions about marriage in Turkey.

Below we provide answers to the most frequently asked questions about marriage in Turkey that are usually asked by foreign couples planning to get married in Turkey.

  • Can I get married in Turkey on a tourist visa?

    Yes, getting married in Turkey on a tourist visa is absolutely possible

  • Do I have to be a resident of Turkey to get married?

    You don’t need to be residing in Turkey to get married here.

  • What paperwork do I need to get married in Turkey?

    Getting married in Turkey is very easy, you just need the following papers: petition, a certificate of celibacy, birth certificate, valid passport, six photos and health certificate.

  • Can I have both a religious & civil marriage in Turkey?

    Yes. Many couples choose to have a Civil Marriage Ceremony prior to a Religious Marriage Ceremony.

  • Is religious marriage legal in Turkey?

    A foreigner who wants to get married in Turkey should know that only civil marriages are legally recognized.

  • How quickly can I get married in Turkey?

    If all required documents are ready for marriage registration then you need at least 3 working days to get married in Turkey

  • How long do I need to be in Turkey before getting married?

    2-3 days are enough, there are no residency requirements, but depending on your nationality and city of your marriage.

  • Is polygamy legal and accepted in Turkey?

    Monogamy is an essential principle of Turkish family law and anyone currently married may not be married in Turkey. Penalties for illegal polygamy are up to 2 years imprisonment.

  • Are blood tests part of marriage requirements in Turkey?

    Yes! Blood tests are mandatory and part of marriage requirements in Turkey

Can foreigners get married in Turkey?

Yes, most definitely, people from all over the world have been coming to Turkey to marry since the adoption of Turkish Civil Marriage and Family Law.

Today thousands of foreign couples come to Turkey to marry every year.

Many of these couples are in multinational relationships that choose to journey to Turkey for their special day to avoid cumbersome bureaucracy in their residing countries.

Some couples are just looking for somewhere for a discreet elopement and others have bigger celebrations planned in a different country.

Turkey welcomes people from all nations, getting married in turkey for foreigners is very easy and we think this is pretty awesome!

Is getting married in Turkey easier than other countries?

It’s easier to get married in Turkey than in any other country, simply because  the bureaucracy is much lighter than many other countries and we are all here to answer all your questions about marriage in Turkey!

You don’t need to jump through as many hoops or provide as much paperwork and so the whole process is much quicker.

Also, once you’re here in Turkey, it’s very comfortable and easy to navigate. Turkey is one of the most popular wedding destinations for couples dreaming of getting married abroad.

Turkey has a great infrastructure and is very welcoming to foreign visitors.

The whole experience of Getting Married In Turkey is just lovely from start to finish, especially with our support!

How long does it take to get married in Turkey?

Once we have all the documents from the couple, we work very quickly to process your application and then we usually receive your approval within a week. 

Although we do advise our couples that it can sometimes take up to 2-4 weeks depending on how busy the civil Marriage Registration Office is at that point.

If we were to give you an average time of how long it takes to get married in Turkey from the first contact to the wedding ceremony, we would say around one month depending on your nationality. 

This starts from the time the couple first contacts us and takes our service including answering all their important questions about marriage in Turkey.

The next stage is gathering documents and getting ready for the application. 

When we receive the required documents from you, we then need to submit them and book your appointment and the time this takes varies depending on the season and the availability at the Marriage Registration Office. 

If you’re in a rush, we would advise an alternative for you which is quick and meets your requirements. Feel free to reach out to answer all your questions about marriage in Turkey

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