Yes, as stated they will return all documents back to Ankara and then the courier will pick them up. It usually takes 2 or 3 days, but can take longer as it depends and where your husband is living. If he paid for the courier service they should send him a text message.
You won't know until you receive your documents back as to whether he was granted the visa or not, so it is really a nail biting time for you right now.
Vetvatic, there is no reason to post a photo as it wouldn't prove anything It would, however be a good idea if you posted in the Meet and Greet section and introduced yourself
By rights yes he should have changes made to his kimlik. Whilst they are only asking for his ID card to be translated to prove who he is, I was just wondering what they would say about his status showing that he was listed as still being married would be. I suppose if he took his decree absolute together with a translation of it, it would solve the problem
Yes, you can still have a civil wedding here. If you read other posts about getting married on the forum you will see that you will need to bring certain documents with you and what you need to do when you get here.
Not sure which part of Turkey you will be thinking of living in in the future but there is more scope for teaching in some areas than others.
As you are a British national you will be able to use the Visa Waiver programme route, but your husband can't. Below is a link to the American Embassy in London which contains details of what is required to obtain a visa. http://london.usembassy.gov/niv/index.html
As the registry office have asked for his kimlik to be translated there is a section on it which states whether he is married or single. Because he hasn't had his decree absolute his kimlik will show that he is married and he won't be able to change his status until he has that paperwork and goes to the Nufus office to make the change. He will then get a new kimlik showing he is single again.
Not sure what you mean by having a blessing in Turkey. Do you mean having a Nikah ceremony? A Nikah ceremony is not recognised in Turkey as being legal as it just a religious ceremony. It would however please the Turkish side of the family if they are religious.
If you come to live in Turkey getting a resident permit is easy, depending on what work you intend to do it may not be so easy to find an employer who is willing to apply for a work permit for you.
Even though you have been living together for 2 years it doesn't count for anything, you will still have to wait until you have been married for 3 years before you can apply Turkish citizenship. You don't need to be fluent in Turkish, but should have a good understanding. I think the rules are the same, but your application may be processed faster if it's done in the UK.
Hi Linda, congratulations on your forth coming marriage. I have just added a bit of extra information. When a British person has a civil marriage in Turkey the UK does recognise the marriage as legal, without the need to register it in the UK. However, when a Turk marries a British national in the UK the marriage has to be registered at the Turkish Consulate. Until the marriage is registered at the TC it will not recognised as being legal in Turkey. What is your partners immigration status in the UK? Procedure and documents for registration of a marriage between a Turkish and foreign national in the UK are as follows: First, you need to get in touch with the local registration office in the UK. Turkish citizen needs to obtain a certificate of no impediment from his/her local registration office in Turkey through this Consulate General. To this end, s/he needs to apply to this Consulate General with his/her ID card (nüfus cüzdanı). Following the marriage ceremony and having the marriage registered at the local registration office in the UK, Turkish national has to inform this Consulate General of his/her marriage within one month just after the marriage. For the registration of marriage at this Consulate General, following documents have to be produced:Marriage certificate and a photocopy Full birth certificate of the foreign national and a photocopy ID card of Turkish spouse (nüfus cüzdanı) and a photocopyPostal fee (£6) Please note that in the event that you fail to register your marriage with Turkish Consulate within a month following the ceremony before the British authorities, you will be liable to pay for a fine of £ 26,70. A copy of foreign national's passport, his/her father's and mother's name and his/her religion must also be communicated to the Consulate in writing. Please note that foreign women marrying Turkish men in the UK may apply for Turkish citizenship after 3 years of marriage, if she intends to live in Turkey. The Republic of Turkey accepts dual nationality as long as bride's country does not object it. http://www.turkishconsulate.org.uk/en/marriage_divorce.asp?PageID=3
Sorry to hear that Tony after only such a very short period of time. Normally what was yours before your married remains yours. Once you are married anything else is shared 50/50. I hope you got your pension, if it was a lump sum, before you were married. I hope one of our lawyers can answer your question in more depth as you do need proper legal advice. It may be because your marriage was so very short she may not gain anything from you and hope she married you for the right reasons.