Question: Is it legal to get married in Turkey?

Getting married in Turkey All marriages carried out by the Turkish authorities are subject to the Turkish Civil Code and related regulations. It is important to note that only official (civil) marriages are legally recognized in Turkey, as defined under the Turkish Civil Code.

Can foreigners get married in Turkey?

According to Turkish Marriage regulations, a Turkish national and a foreigner or two foreigners with different nationalities can be married by Turkish authorities. Two foreigners of the same nationality can be married either by the offices of their own Countrys Embassy or Consulate or by the Turkish authorities.

Can you get legally married in Turkey?

Foreigners can marry in Turkey and the marriage certificate will be recognized internationally. As stated on the US consulate website: “marriages in Turkey must be performed under the authority of the Turkish Civil Code to be legally recognized. Religious ceremonies are not legally recognized.”

What are the marriage laws in Turkey?

Marriage in Turkey may be performed by Muslim clerics (since 2017) or by civil officials, although only civil marriage is recognized. The legal age for marriage is 18 although 17-year-olds can marry with parental permission, and 16-year-olds with both parental permission and a court decision.

How much does it cost to get married in Turkey?

In some places, the price per person even reaches 500 Euros. However, in regions such as Istanbuls Sarıyer district, an approximate cost for a wedding venue can be somewhere between 30,000 to 40,000 liras ($3,500-$4,600).

Do I need a visa to get married in Turkey?

No, foreign citizens are subject to any residence requirement, they will only need a tourist visa, for citizens where such requisite applies. 4. Do I still need to register my marriage in my home country after getting married in Turkey? No, all marriages registered in Turkey are recognized internationally.

Why do you need a blood test to get married in Turkey?

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.

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