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Why translation?

Documents that originate from outside of Turkey will need to be translated into Turkish for many different legal and administrative processes before they can be used by local authorities here.

For formal processes before the public authorities, you will need a Notary certified Sworn Translator in Turkey to translate and affix their stamp to the document.

Examples of documents you are likely to need to get translated include, but are not limited to:

  • Passports
  • Foreign Court Orders/Judgments
  • Birth Certificates
  • Death Certificates
  • Marriage Certificates
  • Criminal Background Checks
  • Financial Accounts
  • Academic Qualifications
  • Deed Poll Name Change
  • Company documents (e.g. Articles of Association)
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney


Processes that May Require Translation of Documents

The list is in fact potentially endless and will depend on the particular process that you need to complete in Turkey. Below you will find a list of processes and the documents you may need to have translated into Turkish.


For inheritance proceedings it can often be necessary to arrange for translation of an official death certificate if death occurred outside of Turkey, unless an International Death Certificate has been issued. Also, if only a non-Turkish Will is in existence, this may well need to be translated also.

Divorce Proceedings

If a couple were married in the UK or other non-Turkish speaking jurisdiction, and they have children born there, it will be necessary to have the marriage certificate as well as the birth certificates of any children born outside Turkey translated. Furthermore, any other documentation relating to assets abroad may need to be translated.

Property Purchase

If a mortgage is required in Turkey, it may well be necessary to justify your income, and should you be self-employed/business owner, then it may be necessary to have previous year's financial accounts translated to Turkish so that the bank may approve an application.


Health insurance covering the duration of your stay in Turkey is necessary. The terms and conditions of such insurance may need to be translated. Also, any economic means (pensions or any other income) by which you might prove that you can afford to stay in the country, will need to be translated.

Enforcement of a foreign Court Order or Judgment

Depending on the nature of the Court Order or Judgment that you have obtained in a foreign country, in order to have it enforced in Turkey you may be required to follow the legal proceedings of 'Exequatur' which will require you to produce a translation of the original Court decision, carried-out by a Sworn or Official translator.

Languages We Deal With

We can translate documents from English to Turkish and Turkish to English.

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Our clients can expect to receive a quotation that is at or below the recommended guideline prices by our local Professional Body.

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