Registration of international marriage in Turkey

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Registration of international marriage in Turkey

In recent years, marriage registration in Turkey has been welcomed by Iranians and other nationals.

Registering an international marriage in Turkey has many benefits for Iranians, including receiving an international marriage certificate.

The proximity of Turkey to Iran, the low cost of registering an international marriage in Turkey and holding a wedding ceremony in a beautiful environment at a low cost are some of the reasons why Iranians welcome this service.

Marriage registration in Türkiye for people withoutcitizenship Andrefugees also It is possible. Even if a person is a refugee, she can get an asylum lawyer in Turkey and register it marriage.

According to the laws of Turkey, with the necessary documents and with the help of official bodies such as the municipality and relevant authorities, it is possible to get married officially.

In this article, we have tried to acquaint you with the marriage registration laws in Turkey, as well as answer questions such as what is a marriage contract.

Marriage in Türkiye

In Turkey, unlike in Iran, formal marriages take place through municipal executives, and people with religious beliefs in Turkey, in addition to registering marriages in municipalities by religious people called imams in Turkey, can also get married. In the term, it is called Imam Nekahi.

Of course, according to Turkish law, the marriage of the Imam is not official, and any kind of marriage outside the municipalities is considered illegal and is not official. So in Turkey, even the marriage of the Imam after the official marriage can be recognized and legal. Also note that there is no such thing as a temporary marriage in Turkey.

International marriage in Türkiye

Restrictions on International Marriage in Turkey

If you are looking for the question of marriage in Turkey? You should know that the legal age of marriage in Turkey is at least 18 years. If a person is under the age of 18 and intends to get married, he / she can not register his / her marriage in any of the official centers announced by the government.

However, in many cases, individuals and parents use the Imam’s marriage, which is a religious marriage, and if government officials find out, the person’s parent will be arrested. Of course, keep in mind that the exception to this law is in cases where a person has been able to obtain a court ruling that she will be able to marry based on the court ruling.

Keep in mind that Turkey has very strict laws for child marriage, and in this country, marriage under the age of 18 is a crime, and the Turkish judicial system deals with it severely.

On the other hand, there are the following restrictions in Turkey for people seeking marriage:

  • In Turkey, people are allowed to get married who have the necessary mental capacity and abilities to get married.
  • Marriage with incest and close relatives is prohibited in Turkey. In addition to incest (uncles, cousins, aunts, uncles and their children) can not marry.
  • Marriage of adopted children with parents or marriage of parents with children of previous spouses
  • If the person has been married before, the previous marriage must have been completed and a divorce must have been issued.
  • Polygamy is prohibited in Turkey not only for Turkish citizens but also for foreign nationals as well as refugees living in the country.
  • There is a limit of 300 days for women to remarry in Turkey unless there is a medical report that they are not pregnant, in which case women will be exempt from these 300 days.
Marriage of people under 18 in Türkiye

Marriage of two foreign nationals with different nationalities

In Turkey, there are no restrictions on the marriage of foreign nationals provided they meet the conditions for marriage. And these people can also get married from competent authorities. Of course, you should pay attention to the fact that because people are citizens of other countries, they must obtain the relevant certificates from their country of origin, such as a certificate of celibacy.

One of the advantages of marriage in Turkey is that in addition to receiving a Turkish marriage certificate, people can also obtain an international marriage certificate; Which is accepted everywhere in the world. In fact, marriage conditions in Turkey are very suitable for dual nationals.

Marriage of two foreign nationals with similar nationalities

Two foreign nationals with the same citizenship can get married in Turkey. Of course, it is necessary for applicants to receive a marriage certificate from the country of origin.

However, in some cases, due to restrictions, the person herself is not able to prepare these documents, in which case the marriage officials can obtain them through the General Directorate of Population and Citizenship. In any case, proving the marital status at the time of marriage is mandatory, ie the person must have a certificate of celibacy at the time of marriage.

Dual nationality marriage

Marriage to a refugee in Turkey

It is also possible to marry a refugee in Turkey, but it gets a little harder. The refugee marital status document in Turkey must be obtained through the population offices. If the person did not file a case at the time of arrival, this will be provided by the security authorities.

The procedure does not end here, but a person who is applying for marriage in Turkey and is a refugee, after obtaining a certificate of non-prohibition of marriage, first of all, this document must be approved by the provincial legal department in the governorate and 3 copies of it Have.

After the translation of the passport by the official translator through the official offices and its confirmation, they can apply for marriage in Turkey. Keep in mind that when you visit, bring the original passport with two copies of it. Of course, medical examinations are mandatory for both couples. You may have to go to the Iranian embassy in Turkey to get a celibacy certificate.

tip: Upon the birth of a child in Turkey, the parents and the child are not granted residency; Only the place of birth of the child will be in Turkey.

Things to know to get married in Istanbul

If you are planning to get married in Turkey, it is necessary to submit the following documents to the municipality. For example, to get married in Istanbul, you must submit the following documents to the Istanbul Municipality:

  • If you are planning to get married in Turkey, it is necessary to submit the following documents to the municipality. For example, to get married in Istanbul, you must submit the following documents to the Istanbul Municipality:
  • Provide a certificate of celibacy indicating that the person is not married.
  • A medical health card that indicates that the person does not have a disease that prevents marriage.
  • If you are a refugee or stateless person, you must provide evidence of international protection.
  • Four full-color color photos
  • Must be at least 18 years old for applicants in Turkey

tip: Regarding marriage in Turkey and residency, we must say that by registering a marriage in Turkey, it is not possible to apply for residency in Turkey unless one of the spouses resides or is a citizen of Turkey.

Wedding ceremony in Türkiye

Marriage registration process in Turkey

- Refer to the consulate of the applicant country

If both applicants have Iranian citizenship, it is first necessary to apply to the Iranian Consulate in Turkey for a certificate of celibacy and apply for it by depositing about 9 Euros in the account number of the Iranian Embassy in Turkey. To. For Iranian women, according to the laws of the Islamic Republic of Iran, in order to register an Iranian marriage, the father’s permission must be presented to the consulate (if the person’s parent has gone, God willing, at least a death certificate must be submitted to the Iranian embassy in Turkey). You do not need a father’s permission to register an international marriage.

Necessary documents to apply for a celibacy certificate

  • Original ID card
  • Original passport
  • 4 pieces of photos (bring 2 pieces of veiled photos with you because the Iranian embassy does not accept photos without hijab)
  • Deposit the cost of applying for a celibacy certificate

Where are single marriage certificates obtained in Turkey?

  • General Office of Iranian Identity Affairs Abroad
  • Civil Registry Office of the applicant
  • Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in other countries

Obtain approval from the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to register an international marriage

After receiving the certificate of celibacy from the Iranian consulate, it is necessary to submit it to the approval of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The fee you have to pay for this approval at the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs is 1 Turkish lira per application.

- Perform medical health tests

In Turkey, as in Iran, you are required to undergo genetic and medical tests. It is best to go to public hospitals or charities for these tests, as your costs will be higher in private centers. Blood tests are free at these centers.

If your private center does not accept you, go to a charity. Of course, if you have been able to obtain a short-term residence in Turkey or a long-term residence in Turkey, government hospitals are obliged to accept you. The result of the blood test will be given the next day, and of course you can receive the result of the written test and take it to the notification centers for confirmation.

A blood test is mandatory to determine if you have any inherited or genetic diseases that you may have trouble marrying. And the children from this marriage will not suffer from genetic diseases.

Obtaining marriage forms from the municipality and approval in official offices

To receive the initial marriage forms, you need to go to one of the municipal branches in your city of residence. Of course, in order to receive these forms, you will be asked to translate your passport into Turkish, which you can translate and submit at Notar or Notary. The special marriage form must be approved in the official and notarized offices.

Schedule a formal marriage

To perform a formal wedding, you can choose different centers and halls. The price of these halls can be different.

You can get married in the halls in the municipality, or if you intend to get married in the halls outside the municipality, you have to pay for the transportation to and from the place. Apart from this you have to pay your fee which is used to help arboriculture in Turkey.

Marriage registration at the Iranian Embassy

To register your official contract in Iran, you must take your official Turkish documents and contract to the Iranian embassy in Turkey, and of course you can apply for a religious contract at the Iranian embassy.

tip: If one or both spouses are not fluent in Turkish, the presence of an official translator at the time of marriage is required.

Necessary documents for marriage registration in Türkiye

  • Original passport
  • Certificate of celibacy
  • 6 to 8 full color photos
  • Original ID card or birth certificate
  • National card
  • Health certificate
  • Father’s consent for Iranian women who do not have a previous marriage history.
  • Divorce letter for people who are already divorced
  • Two witnesses
  • Official Translator
  • Confirmation of documents from the country of persons and the country of Turkey
  • Translate all documents into Turkish

International marriage certificate in Turkey

Over the past decades, due to the increasing number of marriages between different nationalities, the need for an international marriage document has been raised. This necessity was done in order to unify the marriage documents. Of course, keep in mind that international marriage documents do not take into account sensitivity to religion, race and nationality.

For this reason, this document has universal validity and is accepted as an official document in most countries of the world. Only Turkey and Tunisia have accepted international marriage, and if there is a marriage in the two countries, there is no need for translation. Because in the marriage document, in addition to Turkish, this document can also be presented in several world languages.

Registration of international marriage in Turkey for Iranian citizens

Iranian citizens who are getting married in Turkey and have received an international marriage certificate can go to the Iranian embassy in Turkey after receiving their marriage certificate and ask the cultural consulate of the Iranian consulate in Turkey to register the couple in the identity cards. Take action. In the cultural section of the Iranian embassy, a religious contract is also performed.

International marriage

In which countries is international marriage performed?

  • All EU countries
  • America
  • Australia
  • Turkey
  • Tunisia

Divorce in Turkey

If a person is married even outside of Turkey, he or she can file for divorce in Turkey, even if he or she is a refugee or stateless person in Turkey. This is not only illegal, but also subject to Turkish civil law.

Of course, keep in mind that it is true that divorce conditions in Turkey are much easier for women than in Iran, but if a person wants to register his divorce at the Iranian embassy and get an Iranian divorce, according to Iranian law, his divorce. Will be registered.

For example, in Turkey we do not have anything like dowry, while according to the laws of the Islamic Republic, dowry must be in marriage. You can also get help from a divorce lawyer in Turkey for a divorce in absentia.

You will first need to file for divorce in family court, and you can also file for custody of your children in addition to filing for divorce. Refugees can get help from the legal offices of the Bar Association in Turkey. If a person is not able to pay for a lawyer,he will be introduced to a lawyer on a free basis.

Wedding in Turkey

Turkey can be considered as one of the countries that has always attracted the attention of many Iranian couples who want to hold their wedding ceremony outside of Iran in a very attractive and beautiful environment. The beautiful and pleasant nature of Turkey, its proximity to Iran, very luxurious halls and ships and… can be the reasons for Iranians’ attention.

Of course, note that one of the most important reasons for welcoming weddings in Turkey is the lack of visas for Iranians from this country. Also keep in mind that Turkey was chosen as the European Capital of Culture in 2010.

The cost of holding a wedding in Turkey

Due to the cultural conditions of Iran, many couples, despite the exorbitant costs of weddings, are forced to consent to a moderate ceremony. Brides and grooms, on the other hand, can have a dream wedding in the middle of the ocean on a luxury ship for the same cost.

Wedding venues in Turkey

Due to its beautiful and unique nature, Turkey can be a good place to choose a wedding venue in Turkey. All over Turkey you can choose luxury hotels and mansions for your event.

But in the meantime, many Iranians prefer to choose the cities of Istanbul and Antalya for their ceremonies. In Turkey you can have your wedding by the beach or in the middle of the ocean on a ship or in luxury mansions. You have the right to choose, of course, to consider the costs before any action.

Wedding venues

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Buying property and citizenship questions

Single sheet + passport with the result of medical tests.

Yes, both parties must be present in Turkey during the marriage registration period.

No, a father’s permission is not required to register an international marriage, but a father’s permission is required to obtain a celibacy certificate.

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