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Legal Requirements

Legal Requirements

Our bilingual team will assist you all the way, to make your wedding in Turkey a smooth process and a happy experience.

All the information contained in this website is correct at the time of going to print but maybe subject to change. Of course, if there are any changes we will endeavour to let you know but Oludeniz Beach Weddings cannot be held responsible for any changes by either the UK or Turkish governments.

On arrival in Turkey and at least two working days prior to the wedding we will arrange for the original documents to be submitted to the local Registry Office.

UK nationals resident in Turkey who wish to marry will also need to complete a bilingual Affidavit/Affirmation form.

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.

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 more information please contact a Solicitor or Notary Public (in the UK) or a British Consulate or Embassy (if you are overseas) and for the latest information please visit these links:


Click here to download the necessary Affidavit/Affirmation form.


Getting married in Turkey

As of 1st March 2014, Turkish Marriage Offices will only accept an Affidavit/Affirmation sworn before a UK Notary Public or British Embassy/Consulate official in Turkey, depending on residency status.

Documents required to marry in Turkey for UK citizens are:

Affidavit of Marital Status fully completed by the couple getting married and stamped by a Notary Public and Apostilled (certified) by the FCO in the UK.

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

6 x passport sized photos (each)

These documents are very important so we ask that you fax or scan and email copies of them to us as soon as you have them, as for your benefit we like to make sure they are completely correct.

As you can see, it's not that difficult but please note that we accept no responsibility for any mistakes on these documents after your arrival in Turkey.

We do not require you to send us faxes or scanned copies of your passport photos.

NB: An apostilled Affidavit of Marital Status is valid for 180 days from the date of issue.

Registering your marriage back in the UK: As of 1st January 2014 the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) will discontinue its service of depositing foreign marriage and civil partnership certificates with the General Register Offices in the UK.

IMPORTANT:

YOU MUST BE IN TURKEY AT LEAST 2 BUSINESS DAYS (Mon-Fri) BEFORE YOUR WEDDING AND 2 BUSINESS DAYS AFTER.  This is to ensure sufficient time to lodge your documents (in person) with the Turkish Authorities prior to your wedding and organise your Wedding day with our planners. After your wedding we are required to lodge your marriage documentation and order your wedding photos.

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.