Simplification of the Rules for British Nationals Resident in UK To Marry in Turkey
Many English Couples marry abroad, combining their Marriage with their Honeymoon as well as making the day an unforgettable foreign holiday for Family and Friends.
My own view is that there are many cost and logistical benefits in having your actual marriage take place in England, followed by a blessing ceremony abroad [not least that this will give you a UK Marriage certificate which will be easily recognised, and written in English language and easily understood by future Banks and Employers and all the other people to whom you may need to prove that you are married].
Nevertheless for many the idea of a Marriage in a holiday paradise is irresistible, and the good news is that a Marriage in Turkey just got easier.
From 1st March 2014, there is no longer any requirement for British nationals marrying in Turkey to obtain a Certificate of No Impediment To Marriage from your local Registry of Births Death and Marriages. This Certificate is a secular equivalent to reading the Banns of Marriage, and takes several weeks to get. Also it cannot be obtained by a British Citizen who is not actually resident in UK.
Instead you now simply make an affidavit before a Notary Public. Once this has been further endorsed with a Foreign Office Apostille, it will be accepted in Turkey as the necessary evidence that you are single and free to marry.
Please do contact me whenever you need Notarial certification or Legalisation – at http://www.atkinsonnotary.com or phone me on 0113 816 0116 (internationally 0044 113 8160116)