The best source of information for
Americans wanting to be married in
Turkey is the US
Consulate-General in Istanbul's website Getting
Here are some
tips on getting married in Turkey if
you are a citizen
of the USA.
— An American and an
to marry should allow several days
to obtain a "Certificate
of Eligibility to Marry" from
the Iranian Consulate, which will request
extensive documentation about the American
— An American and a
Russian should allow several days for the
Russian Consulate to process a request
— Once you have your "Certificate
of Eligibility to Marry" issued
by the US Consulate or Embassy, you
must take it to be stamped
by the Istanbul Governor's
— If you plan to marry
outside of Istanbul—in
İzmir, Kuşadası, Bodrum, Antalya,
you must also have it stamped by the
governor of the province in
which you will marry (İzmir for İzmir,
Muğla for Bodrum,
Aydın for Kuşadası,
Antalya for Antalya,
— A luxury hotel may help you
with the paperwork if you plan to use
the hotel as your wedding venue.
—Travel Atelier, a recommended travel agency, can help with all the paperwork as part of a wedding plan using their travel
You should always confirm any
details with the proper consular authorities or Turkish officials, as regulations
may change at any time.
Please do not contact me with questions on weddings in Turkey. I have no further information, and I cannot answer questions authoritatively. Only your own country's local and consular officials, and Turkish authorities, can give proper answers to your questions.
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—by Tom Brosnahan