New Zealand Embassy Ankara, Turkey

Getting Married in Turkey

If you are planning on getting married in Turkey the Turkish authorities require you to have a document stating that you are legally able to marry. The Births, Deaths and Marriages Office in Wellington issues this document, known as a Certificate of No Impediment.

Applications for a Certificate of No Impediment (BDM 189) can be downloaded from the Births, Deaths and Marriages website.

The Turkish Authorities require an official consular letter stating the facts of the Certificate of No Impediment from the Embassy as well as an affirmation. The current cost of these is 120TL total. Once you have the certificate you will need to call the Embassy and make an appointment to come to Ankara for the affirmation.

All fees paid to the Embassy in Ankara must be made in cash. We are unable to accept payment by credit card, cheque, bank transfer or eftpos.

Please note: This process takes around six weeks generally, so make sure you start in plenty of time. You are not able to start the official Turkish legal process for your wedding until you have completed this.

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