There is no legal obstacle for foreigners to marry in Turkey if the procedures are fully followed. In this article, we wanted to share some details about the certificate of celibacy required for foreigners to get married in Turkey.
What are the documents required for foreigners to get married in Turkey?
The following documents are requested from a foreigner who will marry in Turkey:
- ID or Passport
- Passport Photo
- Health report
- Marriage license document
- Certificate of Celibacy
- Birth Certificate
What is a certificate of celibacy? What does it do?
The certificate of celibacy valid for 6 months from the date of issue is also a document that can be obtained from the institutions and organizations of foreign citizens in their own countries and proves that the person was single on the date of receipt. People who are foreign on one or both sides and who will get married in Turkey must obtain a certificate of celibacy proving that they are single.
Where can I get a bachelor’s certificate?
Foreigners who want to get married in Turkey can obtain their celibacy certificates from the consulates of their countries in Turkey. After receiving the document, you must also have the Turkish translation approved in the presence of a notary public.
Marriage of Turkish Citizens with a Foreigner in Turkey
If one of the parties is Turkish, the other is a foreigner or both are foreigners, the parties can get married before the Turkish authorities. Foreign nationals are required to obtain a certificate of celibacy from the foreign representative of their country. The certificate of celibacy is related to the identity information of the person and that there is no obstacle to marriage, and is also accepted as a certificate of marriage license.
What are the conditions of marriage with a foreigner?
Marriage applications can be made by the man and woman who are going to marry each other, by applying together to the municipality where one of the parties’ residences addresses is located, or by a proxy authorized by a power of attorney containing a special provision for the marriage proceedings.
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