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How to Get a Turkish Birth Certificate

Ken Grubb

This article is about how to get a copy of a Turkish birth certificate while either in Turkey or from another country. If you need to get a copy of a birth certificate issued by your home country, see: How to Get a Copy of a Foreign Birth Certificate from Turkey.

Getting a Turkish Birth Certificate from the Nüfus

In Turkey, the birth registration document is called an Uluslararası Doğum Belgesi (International Birth Certificate). It may also be called a "Formül A." You can get a copy of your birth certificate from the Nüfus ve Vatandaşlık İşleri Genel Müdürlüğü (Population and Citizenship Directorate, or Nüfus). The Nüfus website is:


You can make an appointment at any Nüfus office in Turkey here:


The Nüfus also has a customer service line you can call for free, from any telephone in Turkey, at 199. Their international number is 90 312 591 2133 or 2389. There's an option for English. If you intend to get your birth certificate copy while outside of Turkey, contact a Turkish embassy or consulate.

Getting Birth Information from e-Devlet

E-Devlet is Turkey's government portal, where you can conduct transactions with the government and download various documents. While it's called "e-Devlet," the actual web address is www.turkiye.gov.tr. You must join e-Devlet before you can use it.

Learn how to join and use e-Devlet.

If You're a Turkish Citizen

If you're a Turkish citizen and have a citizen's national ID number, you can download your kayıt örneği belgesi (Population Registration Document), which has your birth information on it. The document is digitally signed (e-signed), so the downloaded and printed copy requires no further authentication. Use this link:


Enter your username and password, complete the Captcha function, then click Kimliğimi Şimdi Doğrulama (Verify My Identity Now). On the next page, you'll see the document. You can then download and print it.

The Population Registration Document is often used as a birth certificate, so it will probably be accepted.

Learn more about the Population Registration Document and how to get one.

If You're Not a Turkish Citizen

If you're a foreigner, you can still join and access e-Devlet, but there will be no Population Registration Document for you to download. But you can download your foreigner identification card information, which includes your birth date. Just go to this link:


Log in as described above, and go to a page called Kişisel Bilgiler (Personal Information). On the menu at the top, click Bilgilerim (My Information). You'll then go to a page displaying information from your ID card. This information includes your birth date, which may be enough depending on who's asking for it and what it's for. This document is not digitally signed.

Getting a Turkish Birth Certificate from a Turkish Embassy or Consulate

If you're outside of Turkey and need a birth certificate which is in Turkey, make an appointment at your local Turkish embassy or consulate, then go to the appointment to make the request. You can make an appointment at any Turkish embassy or consulate in the world here:


After your appointment, the embassy or consulate will coordinate with the Nüfus in Turkey and have the document sent to them. Then they'll call you to have you come and pick it up.

Assistance and Support

Turkish Citizenship Forum: If you have any questions about Turkish citizenship, search our citizenship forum, or open a topic there.

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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