How to get married
Civil marriages are the only ceremonies legally binding in Türkiye. Suppose you choose to conduct a cultural or religious ceremony. In that case, you must also hold a civil marriage ceremony if you plan to marry legally in Türkiye. A Turkish national and a non-national, or two non-nationals, can get married in Türkiye. In the first instance, they can be married by Turkish authorities, and in the case of two non-nationals, by the offices of their country's embassy or consulate or the Turkish authorities.
Both partners need a range of documents to get married in a civil ceremony in Türkiye. The essential documentation you will need to submit with your marriage application includes the following:
- Passport, Identification card, birth certificate
- Health certificate
- Certificate of capacity to marry/ International certificate of no impediment to marriage
- Valid passport photos
Visit here for more information about wedding in Türkiye.
Requirements and Regulations
Only a civil wedding ceremony conducted by the local marriage registrar or the census officer has legal validity. Religious ceremonies are not legally binding in Türkiye.
There is no minimum residency stay required. However, you should allow between 3 to 4 days to complete all the necessary paperwork, depending on where you wish to marry in Türkiye.
You will be required under Turkish Civil Law to have a medical examination if you intend to get married in Türkiye.
Applying for a visa to enter Türkiye
The Electronic Visa (e-Visa) Application System allows visitors travelling to Türkiye to quickly obtain their e-Visas online (www.evisa.gov.tr) in approximately three minutes.
Visitors can obtain their e-Visa around the clock if they have access to an internet connection. You must fill in the necessary information concerning your details, passport information, and travel dates and then pay the visa fee online.
Tourist Information Points
Visit www.goturkiye.com for more information about travelling to Türkiye.