Necessary marriage documents
For Turkish nationals:
1. Original Identity
cards of both persons wishing to marry and a photo of both persons. (A driving
licence is not valid as an ID.)
2. Passport photos:
Five passport photos from both persons; biometric photos are not accepted. The
passport photos should not be older than six months
3. Certificate of marriageability
(this is issued by the local registration office).
Test, Hepatitis B - C, VDRL and Aids Test (Elisa) from family health centres,
hospitals or private labs.
certificate with photo is issued by the health centres
Note: Persons over 65 years of age may only obtain a
doctor's certificate of health in the state hospitals.
1. (a) Persons who
have reached the age of 17 must, in order to marry, bring their parents, both with
their IDs, or bring the written consent of their parents, which must be
certified by a notary.
b) Persons who have
reached the age of 16 must present a certificate of permission from the family
2. Widowed and
divorced women may not marry again earlier than 300 days (10 months) after the
date of divorce or the date of decease of the husband
3. Identity cards
of widowed or divorced persons must be updated, i.e. after the divorce or death
of a partner
4. Women who wish
to keep their maiden name must indicate this before the marriage ceremony.
5. At least two
witnesses should be present at the wedding ceremony.
n.b. Father and mother cannot be witnesses.
6. Married persons
who do not live in Alanya must obtain a certificate of marital status /marriageability
from their place of residence
For foreign nationals:
1. Original birth
certificate stating first and last name, date of birth, place of birth and
names of father and mother.
(2) A certificate
of marriageability, and a document stating that there are no obstacles preventing
the marriage. The family status must be single, divorced or widowed. In the
case of a divorce, a document with the date of the divorce is required.
3. Copy of passports
4. Passport photos:
Five passport photos for both persons; biometric photos are not accepted. The
passport photos should not be older than six months.
Test, Hepatitis B-C, VDRL and Aids Test (Elisa) from family health centres,
hospitals or private labs.
certificate with photo is supplied by the health centres.
n.b. Persons over 65 years of age receive this health certificate
in the state hospitals only.
1. In the case of
EU citizens, birth certificate, marriage certificate, marriageability
certificate and certificate of permission to marry must be available in all
2. For citizens
from other countries, birth and marriage certificate, as well as marriageability
certificate, must be marked with an apostille. A certified and notarized translation
of the apostille must also be submitted. If there is no apostille, the documents
must be confirmed and certified by the Turkish Consulate in the home country or
by their home country consulate in Turkey. Following this confirmation by the
consulate, the documents must then be certified by the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs in Turkey.
Note: If both persons who are wishing to marry do not
understand Turkish, a person must be present during the ceremony who can
There should be at least two witnesses present at the
n.b. Couples must register the marriage together.
Location of The Alanya Registry Office:
Address: Saray Mahallesi,
Hilmi Balci Caddesi No. 11 / D, Alanya Belediye Nikah Dairesi
Tel. 0242-513 22 52
Fax: 0242-513 22 50