Legal Requirements

Legal Requirements

Getting married in Turkey is a simple process and when you have our team of professionals assist you.

All documents are sourced in the UK prior to your arrival here in Turkey, and our planners will provide clear and full instruction throughout the process, in addition to organising the necessary paperwork here in Turkey.

British Nationals wishing to marry in Turkey are required to each provide a fully completed Affidavit of Marital Status form, sworn before and witnessed by a Notary Public or Commissioner of Oaths and apostilled by the Foreign Commonwealth Office in the UK.

Click here to download the Affidavit of Marital Status form. 


  • Completed Affidavit of Marital Status, witnessed and apostilled*
  • Passport (with a minimum of 6 months before it expires)
  • 4 x passport sized photos (each)

* Note: An apostilled affidavit is valid for a period of 180 days from the date they are signed and witnessed. Please ensure that this covers your wedding date.

It’s important that these documents reach us in plenty of time, so we ask that you scan and email copies of them (excluding photos) to us as soon as you receive them. As a priority, we need to ensure they are completely correct as any undetected errors will jeopardise your wedding ceremony.

Divorcees or widows please note that your Notary Public (in UK) and Embassy Official (if you are living overseas) will ask for sight of your divorce decree absolute or the death certificate of your late spouse. These will not be required to be presented here in Turkey. Equally, individuals under 18 years of age require legal consent to marry and they will be asked by the official to provide the documentary proof that this consent has been given.


You must arrive in Turkey at least two working days (Monday to Friday) prior to your wedding in order for us to take you to lodge your documents in person with the Turkish Authorities. We recommend that you remain in Turkey min one business day following your wedding to register the marriage documents and receive your photos.

Note: The above information relates to procedures for UK Citizens.  Whilst we welcome weddings from all nationalities, laws differ widely between countries. For non-UK citizens we ask that you first please contact the local Registry Office in your country of origin to obtain information regarding legal requirements for marrying in Turkey, as we are not qualified to offer legal or consular advice.

All the information contained in this website is correct at the time of going to print but may be subject to change.  Should there be any changes to the we will endeavor to let you know, however Oludeniz Weddings cannot be held responsible for any changes by either the UK or Turkish governments.