Marrying in Turkey

Turkey, Marmaris, British Honorary Consulate
Marrying in Turkey
Requirements for British Nationals


Formal documentation is requested by the United Kingdom and Turkish authorities to marry in Turkey.
You may apply for marriage documentation at the British Embassy Ankara or British Consulates in Istanbul, Izmir and Antalya.

1. If you are not resident in Turkey you will need to obtain a Certificate of Non Impediment from the local registrar in the town where you reside in the UK, before travelling to Turkey. This will take approximately three weeks or 21 days. Along with this document you will need to produce:
• your passport/identification
• your fiancé/fiancée passport/identification;
• your divorce papers i.e. decree absolute and/or death certificate of spouse if applicable,
• your FULL birth certificate (ie the one showing your parents’ names)

We will also ask you to fill in and sign an application form.
Your Certificate of Non Impediment will be reproduced in the Turkish language.
Please note that a Certificate of Non Impediment issued by the Registrar in Scotland is valid for three months from the date of issue and should be presented to a British Mission abroad before the expiry date. Certificates of Non Impediment issued in England, Wales and Northern Ireland do not have a validity restriction.

What to do if you do not have a Certificate of Non Impediment issued from the UK.

2. You must have been in Turkey for 21 days, before applying to the appropriate British Mission in Turkey, providing all documents as listed in para one above, with the exception of your Certificate of Non Impediment. A Notice of your intention to marry will then be posted in the Consulate/Embassy premises for a further 21 days. On the 22nd day or thereafter, you should return to the Consulate or Embassy, when a Certificate of Non Impediment will be issued in the Turkish language.

3. In both cases your documents must be legalised by the Turkish Authorities, either by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ankara or the Governor in Antalya, Istanbul, or Izmir. When you call at the Consulate or Embassy, staff will explain where to go and what to do.

4. A medical examination is necessary at a State hospital in Turkey. Full details are available in the information leaflet provided by the Turkish Marriage Office.

5. If you wish to register your marriage with the General Register Office in the United Kingdom, the following documents are required:
• Copy of your passport
• Copy of your spouse’s passport/ID
• Marriage certificate
• FORMÜL B obtained from the local Register Office in Turkey (Nüfus Müdürlüğü)
• Fee – £36

• Notice of Marriage – £63
• Certificate of Non Impediment – £63
Fees are payable by credit card or in cash. Credit card payments will be charged in Sterling regardless of the country of issue. Cash payments will be accepted in Turkish Lira only and charged at the Consular rate of exchange applicable on the day of application.

British Embassy
1 June 2009

Marmaris British Honory Consulate
c/o Yesil Marmaris Turizm ve Yat Isletmeciligi A.S.
Barbaros Caddesi 11, Marina (P.O. Box 8)
48700 – Marmaris
Phone : +90 252 4126486
Fax : +90 252 4124565

Winter working hours:
09:00 – 13:00 hrs and 13:45 – 16:30 hrs Monday to Friday

Open to public only:
09:30 – 12:30 hrs and 14:00 – 16:00 hrs Monday to Friday

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