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If your child is born in Turkey and you are NOT a Turkish citizen, you can register the birth at your nearest native consulate, this enables your child to be given a birth certificate from your native country and the birth will be registered there also.

Before you can register your childs birth at your native countries consulate you first need to register the birth at the Turkish registry office, you need to have your Formula A form.

You need to register the birth within 30 days (to not do so incurs a fine).

Registration of birth at Consulate; documentation required:

• hospital birth report (doğum raporu)
• Formula A document
• Passport of parent(s)
• FULL birth certificate of parent(s)
• parents’ marriage certificate
• divorce decree if either parent has been married before
• Fee; Registration and Birth Certificate Fee

If you and your partner are not married and you would like both parents details recorded on the birth certificate, both parents will need to swear Statutory Paternity Declarations.

Note; British Citizens please see :- » www.gov.uk/register-a-birth



Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided as a general guide. Information published to YellAli is confirmed by official government departments in Turkey. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the site is up to date and accurate, information may be subject to change at any time. YellAli does not accept any responsibility or liability for inaccuracies in this information.



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No, if your child does not have a Turkish parent, he/she will not automatically be entitled to Turkish Citizenship. You will need to apply for a permit for your child to reside in Turkey.

See; » How to apply for a Turkish Residence Permit for a child

A foreign child born in Turkey can only acquire Turkish Citizenship if the child is not able to obtain citizenship of his or her parents’ country.


Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided as a general guide. Information published to YellAli is confirmed by official government departments in Turkey. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the site is up to date and accurate, information may be subject to change at any time. YellAli does not accept any responsibility or liability for inaccuracies in this information.



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If the baby is a foreign national (neither the mother or father is a Turkish Citizen) and living in Turkey, then you have to apply for a residence permit.


Following rules apply regarding the residence permit applications of children born in Turkey:
-          Birth certificate entitles the child to stay in Turkey for six (6) months depending on the date of parent’s residence permit.
-          On condition that parent’s residence permit is less than six (6) months, child’s right to stay in Turkey depends on this date.
-          For children who have the right to stay due to the birth certificate, it is required to receive a residence permit appropriate for children’s situation within six months.
-          Birth certificate does not provide a right to exit from and visa-free entry into Turkey without residence permit.
Fined residence fee shall be received from children who stay in Turkey with birth certificate and have not applied for residence permit within envisaged period.

Need a Turkish Residence Permit? » Contact YellAli to assist you with your application





Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided as a general guide. Information published to YellAli is confirmed by official government departments in Turkey. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the site is up to date and accurate, information may be subject to change at any time. YellAli does not accept any responsibility or liability for inaccuracies in this information.



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How do I apply for a Turkish residence permit for a child?
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Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided as a general guide. Information published to YellAli is confirmed by official government departments in Turkey. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the site is up to date and accurate, information may be subject to change at any time. YellAli does not accept any responsibility or liability for inaccuracies in this information.



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UK Nationals

Official website -
https://www.gov.uk/overseas-passports/y/turkey/applying/child/turkey

How to apply

You must apply and pay for your passport online.

Before you start you need:

the passport numbers of both parents and their dates and place of birth, and in some cases the same details of grandparents
2 identical new photos of you (or your child, if it’s a child passport application)
any other current passports issued by other countries
a MasterCard, Visa, Visa Electron, Visa Debit or Maestro (UK Domestic) card - Maestro (International) cards aren’t accepted


Please Visit Gov.uk website to start your application https://www.gov.uk/overseas-passports/y/turkey/applying/child/turkey

Note: For all other foreign nationals, please speak with your Consulate or Embassy




Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided as a general guide. Information published to YellAli is confirmed by official government departments in Turkey. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the site is up to date and accurate, information may be subject to change at any time. YellAli does not accept any responsibility or liability for inaccuracies in this information.



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UK Nationals
You can obtain a copy of your birth certificate by applying online to the General Register office , website http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/ The General Register office holds a central copy of all registrations for England and Wales.

U.S Citizens
You can obtain a certified copy of your U.S. birth certificate from the Vital Statistics office of the state you were born.
Website link http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w.htm

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If a person dies in Turkey the death needs to be reported to the local police or Jandarma within 24hours and recorded at either your native countries Consulate or Civil Registry office. Only residents of Turkey for at least 6 months need to record a death at the local Civil Registry office. In Turkey there are separate cemeteries and undertaker services for each of the major faiths of religion; cremation is not offered in Turkey only burials.
For more information contact your nearest Embassy.

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To remove your spouse/partner's name from your Tapu you need to submit a notarised copy of the Will to your local deed office, along with a notarised translation of the death certificate.

These documents will be sufficient enough to change the Tapu name

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