Civil Marriage

Civil Marriage
December 22, 2021

All about Civil Marriage and Civil Marriage process in Turkey

Turkey is an independent, secular modern country and already members of lahey convention and marriages in Turkey are valid world wide. Religious blessing for marriages can be done in Turkey but religious ceremonies are not valid so any of your religion will not affect your marriage request. Both of you can be in the same religion or at different religions or one of you can be atheist or both of you can be atheist too.

Legal Requirements for a Marriage in Turkey

  1. Both of you need to be over 18 years old to be able to marry in Turkey.

  2. You need to be single, divorced or widowed to be able to marry in Turkey.

  3. Both of you must not be close relatives!

  4. Both of your physical and mental health must be eligibility to marry

Wedding Process of Foreigners in Turkey

  1. A foreigner can marry another foreigner and no need to be residents in Turkey in order to get married here, (Note: excluding only Moroccan Citizens! Moroccan citizens can only marry in Turkey if both of them have residency permits)

  2. A foreigner can marry a Turkish Citizen and again no need to be a resident in Turkey in order to get married here.

Each country has a different relation with Turkey and has a different treaty with Turkey for marriages. We give detailed consultancy services on documents that you need to collect for your marriage in Turkey please feel free to contact us for documents.

Health Check Reports & Blood tests

The World Health Organization made it compulsory to check the blood of couples who want to marry in Mediterranean countries for mediterranean anemia illness. Blood test results will not affect your marriage requests; it is only done to inform couples if they have illness or not. Health check reports and blood tests must be done locally in Turkey. The results of the blood tests and the health checks must be written in Turkish. Each municipality can be asked to take different or additional tests. We get appointments for our couples before they arrive in Turkey and make the results ready in only 2,5 hours at max and we arrange transfers from the hotel to medical centers and back to hotel or to wedding hall.

Application Process

Both of you must physically be here in Antalya, Turkey to apply for marriage. All documents must be ready including health check reports and blood tests. Application for marriage will be done at the wedding hall. We arrange transfers for couples from their hotel to the medical center, to the wedding hall and back to their hotel. We got appointments from the wedding hall for application before couples arrive in Turkey and we book and reserve the wedding date as soon as our couples choose their wedding date.

On application each of your documents will be checked letter by letter by civil servants to set your marriage application form. We offer to check the validity of our clients documents as soon as they collect their documents and share with us copies online before they come to Antalya. So our clients will be sure the application process will go well without any problem.

Surname Change

Due to Turkish laws, the bride's surname is gonna change with the groom's surname. But Turkey dont have authority to set a new id card or new passport for foreigners. And Turkey offers 2 options to brides who marry in turkey.

1st option the brides can choose to use only husband’s surname and it will be like Bride’ first and second name and husband’s surname.

2nd option the brides can choose to continue using their surname then they can add husband’s surname and it will be like Bride’ first and second name and bride’s surname and husband’s surname.

The Bride’s choice will be asked on the application process and if the bride chooses to use her surname and husband surname at the same time then an additional form will be set and the bride will be asked to sign.

The Ceremony

Due to Turkish laws The Ceremony must be done in Turkish language and our company offers instant translation services during the ceremony Turkish to English and English to Turkish between the civil servant and the couple and the couple and the civil servant.

The Ceremony will be official but if a couple wants to add traditional vows or ring exchange ceremony we ask the civil servant’s permission to expand the ceremony.

Two Witnesses

You will need to have 2 witnesses to be present at the legal ceremony, and they must have valid identification and passports with them. Our company does instant translation on ceremonies for witnesses too. If you don’t have witnesses then our company can bring enough staff to witness the ceremony. 

Multilingual Marriage Certificate

Civil marriage will be done by wedding officers and a Marriage certificate will be given to you after your sign marriage records.. Marriage certificates of Turkey set in multilingual include english, german, spanish, greek, italian, dutch, portuguese, turkish, french and croatian total 10 languages. So you will not need any additional translation if your country already speaks any of the languages above. But if not we can do additional translation and notarization to your documents.

Validity of Your Marriage Certificate Outside of Turkey

Your Marriage Certificate will be valid all around the world. But you should get your certificate ‘Apostille’ or ‘Attested’ in Turkey to ensure it is legally accepted when you get back home. Some of the Countries additionally request their citizens to ‘Register’ their certificate at their country embassies in Turkey before leaving. Our company offers to finalize the apostille and attest process of our couple’s marriage certificate and we consult our clients to register their marriage. But to apply for a visa or change passport or to change their id card we kindly suggest our couples contact a law firm from their country.

Wedding Venue

Our Company offers clients to choose their ceremony venue. Due to Turkish laws The Ceremony must be done at the wedding hall or at a business address. Couples can choose a saloon from the wedding hall or our office address for their civil marriage ceremonies for free. Other wedding venue options may cost extra to couples please contact us for wedding venue options and costs.

Anta Organization Civil Marriage Package

We offer Our clients

  1. We offer complete consultancy services on documents that exactly they need to collect including sharing samples of documents and we give consultancy on where to collect their documents and how to make them valid to use in Turkey.

  2. We offer to check the validity of our client’s documents as soon as they share with us copies online.

  3. Full flexibility on choose to wedding date and book the wedding date for couple

  4. We book appointment from medical center before couple arrive to Antalya

  5. We offer interpret and translation services on the application process and on the ceremony

  6. We finalize the apostille or the affidavit process of coupl’s marriage documents.

  7. The total process in Antalya only takes 2 business dates but we suggest couple’s to be in Antalya at least 3 work dates.

You can book your civil marriage from now by contacting us.

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