Contact in Turkey
Turkey: +90 212 922 1519
UK: 0800 098 8033
US: +1 415 651 8449

Turkish Marriage Certificates

Turkish Marriage Certificates are issued as international and official multilingual documents that include the identity information of spouses and children (If they have any) that make up a family and proves the nationality of the persons listed in the certificate. This certificate is called the “International Marriage Certificate”.

An International Marriage Certificate is issued for reasons such as-

  • Marriage
  • Not having previously obtained an international Marriage Certificate despite marriage
  • Upon acquisition of  Turkish citizenship
  • Loss or destruction of the marriage certificate

Use of  Turkish Marriage Certificates Abroad

However, this document alone will not be accepted in some countries. In many cases, a spouse is going to need to obtain an apostille annotation for their marriage certificate.

In order to apply the Apostille Stamp to a Turkish marriage certificate, it is first necessary to obtain a formal copy of the marriage registration called the “Formula B” from any Provincial Civil Registration and Citizenship Affairs Directorates.

This document acts as a marriage certificate abroad. Spouses can then apply to the Governorship of the District where their residence is located, together with the document “Formula B”.

The legal basis of the apostille annotation is The Hague Convention. This is a multilateral treaty that many countries are a party to. Countries that have signed-up to the treaty require an apostille from each other in order for a document to be valid in their own country. The Apostille will not have any effect in those countries that are not party to the treaty. You can check from this link whether your country is a signatory of the treaty.

You may be interested in the following service...

Client testimonials

"My lawyer from Advocate Abroad was completely professional from the first contact all the way through to the end of the service."

Stuart Denison (Oct 19, 2021)

Certificate Applications

Available in the following locations: Ankara, Antalya, Aydın, Bodrum, Istanbul, Izmir, Kocaeli , Kusadasi, Manisa , Mersin.

* If your local town is not listed, a lawyer from our nearest office will be happy to assist you.


1Who is this Service for?

There are several reasons why it can be necessary to obtain a certificate from a country that you once lived in:

You may need to so in order to successfully complete a legal process, including taking-up employment that requires a clean criminal record certificate or perhaps a certificate of divorce in order to re-marry or a certificate of marriage which can be required for a number of administrative processes.

2What does this service consist of?

  • Initial discussion with the lawyer to obtain the relevant details of the certificate required
  • Application locally to obtain the certificate
  • Emission of the certificate and sent to you by courier
Support services

3Free 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? Message
Established more than
10 years ago
Present in 20
European Countries
Over 30,000 client enquiries
successfully managed