Can Anyone Tell Me What I Really Need To Marry And Live In Turkey?
Posted 14 July 2009 - 02:00 AM
Posted 14 July 2009 - 05:21 AM
First of all, know that you already have friends in Turkey. That's us, we're here for you (like it or not! ). The members here, including me, will help you any way we can.
You have kind of a unique situation. I know Iskenderun to some extent because I was formerly stationed at Incirlik Air Base in Adana, rather near Iskenderun compared to other cities where most expats can be found. But there are expats there, contractors from various companies and their families at least! And of course we'd like to have them as members here.
I used to travel to Mersin quite a lot which was a port city perhaps like Iskenderun. I also visited several towns on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, and they were really quite nice! So even though I've never been to Iskenderun, I think I can say with a high level of confidence that you're not going to a bad place at all, and I think you'll like it, at least the local environment.
Okay, regarding the paperwork and red tape. What you've described is quite normal. There is nothing you've mentioned above which would not normally be required by the Turkish government. So you can rest easy on that one, the Turkish government is not singling you out!
Oh... the Turkish Language!!! Wow, are you in the right place! I've been working on becoming fluent in the Turkish language for years. But even better, we have a Turkish/English teacher who answers questions about the Turkish language in this forum:
Turkish Language Forum
I read your questions about the Turkish language and was quite ready to answer them here, but your questions are so perfectly suited for the Turkish Language forum that I had to hold myself back and give you the forum URL!
Posted 14 July 2009 - 06:47 AM
If possible, go to the Registrar's office that covers the area in which your first marriage took place. If not go to the Registrar's office nearest to your current home. Either way, they will be able to help you in obtaining a certificate, for a fee of course.
Posted 14 July 2009 - 07:40 AM
Right, getting married, go to this part of the forum and I think you will find a lot of your questions answered.
And information about residence permit.
I wish you all the best . Please keep in touch and let us know how you get on. We'd love to know more about Iskenderun once you are settled as well.
If you have more questions, don't be afraid to ask. It's an exciting and worrying time for you. Just remember we are here for you.
With Turkish, it's just a matter of persevering. No, it's not easy but it will be worth it. Stick at it!
Posted 15 July 2009 - 12:37 AM
Posted 15 July 2009 - 05:34 AM