CIVIL WEDDING CEREMONY
Legal Procedures For The Civil Wedding Ceremony
In Turkey, wedding ceremonies can only be conducted by a Turkish Official. Foreigners must obtain the “Certificate of No Impediment” and Birth Certificates from the authorities in their home countries. The official paperwork of marriage is then processed by their Embassy or Consulates resident.
Turkish officials cannot perform a wedding ceremony that would not be approved by the foreign bride or the groom's country. Please note that; If your own country’s laws prohibit you from marrying; you will not be able to obtain the documents that are required by Turkish marriage law; from the authorities of your home country.
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Turkey offers many romantic destinations such as Istanbul, Cappadocia, Antalya & Bodrum for your wedding. You just need to let us know whether you just need the civil wedding at the officiators office, or dreaming of a wedding reception at a romantic spot in a favorite destination.
All marriages done by the Turkish authorities are subject to the relevant articles of the Turkish Civil Code and related regulations and the Turkish Bureau of Marriages are in charge for civil weddings. In Turkey, each Mayoral District has a marriage bureau. Bride and groom should contact the right one from the district that temporary residence falls to file a Marriage Declaration/Petition of Marriage form (Evlenme Beyannamesi). Couples can get marry in Turkey within 3 working days if all the required papers are ready in hand, translated and notarized if nor prepared multilingual. Our wedding Team would take care of the appointments for the health check and the officiators and guide & assists you through the whole process.
Many would consider Istanbul as best as it is easy to reach with only one direct flight from all around the world. However, Cappadocia & Antalya and Bodrum are also very well connected with several flights a day to Istanbul and offering great venues, the sunshine, and different backdrops!
The rates start from 1099 Euro + VAT for 'eco wedding package' and go up with the additional requirements depending on the venues, location, wish list and so on.
In order to file the Marriage Petition; Both the bride & the groom should present an attested Certificate of No Impediment (Affidavit of Eligibility to Marry), Personal Identification (Passports are fine), Health Check reports (from a legitimate Turkish hospital or health clinic which we assist you with that)), 6 passport photos and if your affidavit does not contain parents names an attested full birth certificates and Accommodation document (if not residing in Turkey). Additionally; A divorce or death certificate of the previous spouse (if married before), the deed poll (if the birth name has been officially changed), adaptation certificate (if adopted) all attested are required. According to Turkish Marriage regulations, a Turkish national and a foreigner or two foreigners with different nationalities can be married by Turkish authorities. Please note that regulations, rules, laws vary according to countries so please check your case with Turkey Weddings.
For a civil wedding in Turkey:
- The Marriage Petition form is to be submitted to the local registry office
- Both the bride and the groom should present the Attested Certificate of No Impediment (Affidavit of Eligibility to Marry)
- Personal Identification (Passports are acceptable)
- Health Check Reports (from a designated governmental hospital or private health clinic)
- Six passport photos and attested full birth certificates if the Affidavit does not contain parents' names.
Additionally; A divorce or death certificate of the previous spouse (if married before), the deed poll (if the birth name has been officially changed), adaptation certificate (if adopted) may be required.
The blood test displays your blood type and the results show any contagious diseases, HIV, Hepatitis B&C, Syphilis, and Thalassemia. The health report is only accepted from designated Turkish clinics and/hospitals. Turkey Weddings team will assist you through all the health check procedures.
A medical examination is required in order to marry. The examination may be performed in designated medical clinics determined by the Turkish Bureau of Marriages with the official written request of the Bureau. Each marriage bureau will use different clinics for these tests so you go to the designated one in its district. A report of medical examination includes applicant's blood type and results of blood tests for HIV, Hepatitis B & C, and Syphilis and indicates that the applicant has no contagious diseases. Sometimes chest scans are asked by the authorities, too.
You can complete the health check either at governmental hospitals or designated medical clinics determined by the Turkish Bureau of Marriages with the Bureau's official request.
While Turkey is the most tolerant in the Middle East neighborhood, it still does not recognize same-sex marriages. However, we are happy to arrange your symbolic ceremonies with gay or lesbian wedding themes.