Article 6 of the Turkish Citizenship Law regulates the acquisition of citizenship by birth. According to this article, citizenship can be acquired by place of birth and/or descent. I was recently asked about how to go about registering the birth of a child in Turkey to non-Turkish parents, which I will endeavor to answer.
“Dear Sir, I have read an article you posted concerning birth registration and I would like some information clarified concerning this matter please. My husband and I are both foreigners living in Turkey for the past three years and we both have residence permits. Our son was born in Turkey in 2009. At birth he received a birth report (doğum raporu) from the hospital, my husband took this birth report to the civil registry and got it stamped and they took some information from this. My son never received an official document from the state (Turkey) for example no birth registration or birth certificate. We have contacted the civil registry and have been told numerous times that foreign babies do not receive any birth registration and that birth certificates are only for Turkish citizens. Is this information correct, is there any foreigner section we can go to in order to register the birth? My country is asking for an official document from the state with an official stamp in order to get my son's passport. Can our baby acquire Turkish citizenship by birth in Turkey? Could you please help me with some information on this?”........
Registering A Birth In Turkey
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