Turkey Marriage Procedures for Philippines Citizens
Dear visitor, welcome to our Foreigners Marriage page! There is no legal obstacle for foreign nationals to marry either a citizen of the Republic of Turkey or a foreign national in Turkey. In order for marriage to have legal consequences in Turkey, it is necessary to establish a marriage contract in front of an authorized officer. In Turkey, officials are authorized to officiate marriages. In places where there is a municipality, the marriage ceremony is officiated by the mayor or the officials appointed by him, and in the villages by the village headman.
Marriage of Turkish Citizens with Foreign National in Turkey
If one of the parties is Turkish, the other is a foreign national, or both are foreigners, the parties may marry in front of the Turkish authorities. Philippines citizens are required to get a celibacy certificate (proof of singlehood) from the foreign representatives of Philippines. The celibacy certificate is related to the identity information of the person and that there is no obstacle to marriage, and it is also accepted as a certificate of marriage license. If the Philippines citizen receives the ‘single’ marital status certificate from the Istanbul consulate, it must be approved by the Istanbul Governor’s Office of Legal Affairs, and if he/she receives it from Ankara, it must be approved by the Turkish Embassy in their own respective country or Apostille approval must be made.
What are the terms of Marriage with a Foreigner?
Marriage applications can be made by the man and the woman who are going to marry each other, by applying together to the municipality where one of the parties’ residence address is located, or by a proxy authorized by a power of attorney containing a special provision for the marriage proceedings.
How to Apply for Marriage?
Both parties to marry may apply to the municipality where one of the parties resides, personally or through their attorney. Pursuant to the Article 20 of the Marriage Regulation, the following documents must be provided by the persons to be married in the marriage file.
Documents Required from Turkish Citizens
Documents Required from Foreign Nationals
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