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Can Foreigners Get Turkish ID Card for Their Out of Marriage Children?

At the last year, Turkey has become one of the most important points preferred by immigrants from many different countries for various reasons, both for living and working. As a natural consequence of this situation, many people choose to marry with Turkish citizens. However, in order to be able to marry legally in Turkey, it is necessary to meet some criteria. We mentioned these criteria in this article: “Can foreigners get married in Turkey?” . First of all, we would like to remind you that some foreigners living in Turkey cannot marry due to various reasons and they marry through religious marriage. In this case, children born out of wedlock and one of their parents is a Turkish citizen must have a bachelor’s certificate in order to obtain an identity card in Turkey. In this article, we will briefly talk about this process.

What is Required for Turkish ID Card Application?

Firslty, we want to remind you that the foreigner must be single in the country of citizenship and obtain a valid certificate of celibacy, and this is a prerequisite for identity. In order to apply for an identity card, the foreign national must obtain an apostille certificate of celibacy from the country of citizenship, and the dates of being single must be clearly stated on this document. If you take the original birth certificate taken from the hospital along with this document and apply to the population directorate as soon as possible, a Republic of Turkey identity card will be issued for your child. In addition, administrative lawsuits are open for people who cannot obtain a certificate of celibacy for any reason or who appear to be married in their own country.

If you have any questions about getting an identity card in Turkey for children born out of wedlock, you can share them with us in the comments 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


    1. Hello,

      In order to obtain Turkish Citizenship to have to fit one of the criteria indicated below;

      1. To work in Turkey officially for last 5 years
      2. To reside in Turkey officially for last 5 years on basis of purchased real estate property
      3. To get married with Turkish citizen and apply after 3 years of marriage

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