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Getting Married in Turkey

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Getting Married in Turkey

Getting married in Turkey might be a dream for many foreigners, because Turkey offers many idyllic sites, beautiful beaches, resorts, great cities and of course lovely hotels. Here are the regulations for marrying in Turkey.

Getting Married

If you would like to get married in Turkey, or are planning to elope on short notice, there are certain things you must bear in mind.

Getting married in Turkey might be a dream for many foreigners, because Turkey offers many idyllic sites, beautiful beaches, mountains, resorts, great cities and of course top class hotels depending on your preferences for the places of a wedding.

Also you can start your honeymoon right after your wedding without losing any time; maybe taking a private tour or a Gulet cruise in the Aegean or Mediterranean.

Let's take a look the necessary documents, additional requirements, and a glossary of Turkish wedding terms.


Basic Documentation

A full birth certificate, a valid passport, a valid tourist visa to enter Turkey. If divorced, a decree of absolute. If widowed a spouses death certificate, previous marriage certificate. Written consent from your parents or guardians (under the age of 18). If you have changed your name or you were adapted, proof of this needs to be presented.

Requirements and Regulations

Only a civil wedding ceremony, conducted by the municipal authority (local marriage registrar) or by the census officer, has legal validity. Religious ceremony is not legally binding. If you would like to have a religious ceremony you must first have a civil ceremony.

There is no minimum residency stay required. However you should allow between 3 or 4 days to complete all the necessary paperwork, depending on where you wish to get married in Turkey.

You will be required under Turkish Civil Law, to have a medical examination if you intend to get marry.


Getting Married in Turkey

Wedding Ceremony, Bodrum, Mugla