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Population Registration Document (for Turkish Citizens)

Ken Grubb

There are some applications in Turkey which require a Turkish citizen to provide their registered identity information. This involves a form called a Nüfus Kayıt Örneği (Population Registration Document).

Turkish citizens often need this document for applications for visas, scholarships, retirement, inheritance, marriage, and graduation. You may need your Turkish spouse to get one to prove your marriage when you apply for a family residence permit.

What is a Population Registration Document?

The Population Registration Document is a stamped and signed, or e-signed document which contains the identity information of a Turkish citizen, their marital status and religion, and also the identity information of their father, mother, spouse, and siblings, including their dates and places of birth. It is issued by the Nüfus ve Vatandaşlık İşleri Genel Müdürlüğü (General Directorate of Population and Citizenship Affairs, or Nüfus).

How Can I Get a Copy of My Population Registration Document?

If you're a Turkish citizen, you can get one at any Nüfus office, or you can download it from Turkey's government website, e-Devlet, at www.turkiye.gov.tr. E-Devlet means "e-government."

Here's the link you'll need to download it from e-Devlet:


If you're not signed in, the system will prompt you to do so. After you sign in you'll be returned to the page. Enter the information the system requests and you'll see the document and be able to download it.

Learn how to join and use e-Devlet.

Ken Grubb, author.

As a special investigator for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and teacher for the University of Maryland, Ken Grubb has lived and worked in Turkey since 1997. He now lives in Antalya, where he researches and writes guides to help others live skillfully in Turkey.


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