Register Foreign Divorce in Turkey

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Joanne, really took the time to explain the process and the best way to fulfill our requests. She was very good at communicating timelines and what was to be expected. She worked quickly to make sure we completed our process.
Flavia Krause
Flavia Krause
28 Mar 2024

Service Details

Register Foreign Divorce

This service is available across Turkey

Who Is This Service For?

  • This service is particularly relevant for expats and Turkish citizens who have obtained a divorce decree abroad and wish to register the divorce in Turkey. 
  • This includes individuals who have divorced in both EU and non-EU countries and are seeking to ensure their marital status is legally acknowledged in Turkey.
Who Is This Service For?


The recognition of a foreign divorce in Turkey involves a legal process known as "tanıma ve tenfiz" (recognition and enforcement). Essential requirements include:

  • A finalized divorce decree from a foreign court.
  • The foreign court's decision must not contradict Turkish public order.
  • Appropriate documentation, such as a certified translation of the divorce decree and an Apostille certification, if applicable

Process: Step by Step

  1. Initial Legal Consultation: Understanding the specifics of your case to determine the best approach.
  2. Document Preparation: Assistance with collecting, preparing, and translating necessary documents, including obtaining Apostille certification where applicable.
  3. Choice of Legal Route: Guiding you through the court procedure or the application process at the Population Directorate, based on the specifics of your case.
  4. Court Representation: Providing legal representation in Turkish courts if the court procedure is necessary.
  5. Application Assistance: Helping with the application process at the Population Directorate for simpler cases not involving complex legal issues.
  6. Continuous Support: Offering ongoing advice and updates throughout the process.
Process: Step by Step

Benefits - Why Choose Our Service

  • Expert Guidance: Professional advice on the intricate process of recognizing foreign divorces in Turkey.
  • Legal Compliance: Ensuring that all procedures are in line with Turkish and international family law.
  • Efficient Processing: Streamlining the process for quicker and more efficient recognition of your foreign divorce.
  • Comprehensive Support: From initial consultation to final recognition, offering full support at every step.
  • Tailored Approach: Personalized services to cater to your specific situation and legal needs.
  • Legal Expertise: Leveraging our expertise in both Turkish and international family law for your benefit.
Benefits - Why Choose Our Service

Key Components of this Service

  • Legal consultation to understand the specifics of your case.
  • Assistance with gathering and preparing all necessary documents, including translations and Apostille certification.
  • Representation in legal proceedings in Turkish courts, if necessary.
  • Guidance through the application process at the Population Directorate for simpler cases.
  • Continuous support and updates regarding the status of your application.
Key Components of this Service

Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your professional.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.

Why choose Advocate Abroad?

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