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Can Foreigners Get Married in Turkey without Residence Permit or Visa?

We mentioned the procedures regarding marriage in our blog post titled “Marriage of Foreigners in Turkey”. Firstly, we would like to point out that only if required conditions are completed and official documents are collected completely, the marriage process of foreigners will begin in Turkey. As a general rule, if the foreign spouse’s marriage relationship continues in a different country, marriage is not allowed in the same way if the Turkish spouse’s marriage relationship continues. As a rule, Turks and foreigners can marry in Turkey, while foreigners and foreigners can also marry. In this article, we will briefly talk about the necessary documents and procedures to be followed in order for foreigners who do not have a residence permit or a valid visa to get married in Turkey.

If You don’t Have Residence Permit or Visa?

We should remember you that as a general practice, marriages are not allowed in marriage offices in Turkey if foreign spouses do not have a valid visa or residence permit. In many offices, this rule is considered a prerequisite and marriage applications of foreigners who do not have a valid residence permit or visa are not accepted. You can apply for marriage if you apply for an extension for your expired residence permits, and if you re-enter Turkey by paying administrative fine in order not to become a deported foreigner if your visa has expired. This rule is valid for all marriage applications where one or both parties are foreigners and is applied throughout the country. In addition, you should make your application to the marriage offices in the city where your address registration is located.

Required Documents for Foreigners for Marriage in Turkey

If the foreign spouse or spouses have a valid residence permit or a visa within its validity period, they can apply to the marriage offices in their city with the following documents.

  • Sworn translation of your residence permit or passport,
  • Birth certificate with sworn translation obtained from the foreigner’s country or consulate,
  • Sworn-translated celibacy certificate from the foreigner’s country or consulate
  • Health report,
  • Your biometric photos

Providing documents as complete will be so important for your application process.

However, the legal validity period of all documents is 6 months in Turkey. If one of your documents is older than 6 months, you must apply for updated documents again. The certificate of celibacy must also include the statement that there is no objection to marriage. Again, according to Turkish laws, people to get married must be 18 years old. Finally, if the couples do not speak Turkish, the marriage application and procedures must be carried out in the presence of a sworn translator during the marriage.

If you have any questions about getting married in Turkey by foreigners without a residence permit or visa, you contact us in the section.

Ata Kurumsal

Ata Institutional Consulting is a leading consultancy company in its field, with expert personnel, with 12 years of experience, providing residence permit, work permit, Turkish citizenship consultancy and corporate consultancy services to foreigners. Ata Instiutional Consultancy

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