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  1. HiI am English - hubby Turkish - married in Adana,Turkay.Both living in UK. After nearly 3yrs we are having an amicable divorce.We are both confused about the procedure and have Googled for hours!What do I need to do in the UK?I don't understand why we need to divorce in the UK as when I contacted London Registrar they emailed me to say if I was happy that it was a legal marriage in Turkey, the UK didn't need to know!I have recently contacted a local solicitor who told me I should get the 'wedding wallet' from my husband for us to proceed. Hubby says he needs it to divorce me in Turkey!We have read something about an 'Apostille'.Is this a legal document which is my agreement to a divorce and which I have to sort out with my solicitor?Should my hubby take this to Turkey or just provide his Turkish solicitor's details for my solicitor to send on?My solicitor said she needs the wedding wallet as it has to be destroyed.Is the process:1. My solicitor gets the wedding wallet and prepares an Apostille2. Hubby then takes the Apostille to his chosen solicitor in Turkey or maybe my solicitor sends it to his Turkish solicitor?3. The Turkish solicitor sends it to courtOr ........ have I lost the plot totally?What is the length of time from Turkish solicitor to court and divorce?Thank you in advance.CAB
  2. Thanks, maybe it is the same, ours was dried but will ask hubby.Will check out dried thyme too.I though someone on here might be able to help!
  3. HiWe decided to hand our documents and cash into the Worldbridge office in Istanbul.Our Turkish friend advised we should do this to cut out the middle man (a sub-office) as it were as Istanbul make the final decision and it saves time.We made an appointment online.Made the 13.5hrs coach trip to Istanbul during our late honeymoon.We both went through the security at Worldbridge.Our application form was checked at a counter.We waited 5 mins to be seen at a counter where we were asked for certain documents and then took our extra documents (3kgs of my 5kgs hand luggage all neatly filed and marked!!!).We then went straight to another counter to pay our
  4. Whilst visiting London recently we called into a Turkish supermarket where my Turkish hubby bought some tall dried 'weeds'. His Turkish friend has told him its 'Mountain Tea' (plants collected in the mountains hence the name).Does anyone know what the weed/herb might be please?Its about 2ft high. Buff coloured (whole plant) and has small, tightly closed, pea-size flowers going up the main stem. Quite smelly when boiled and produces a yellowy green 'tea'.Not exactly my cup of tea (no pun intended) but hubby loves it. Mind you he's addicted to salgam .... need I say anymore?!CAS
  5. Congratulations!We applied for my husband's 2yrs spouse visa in April - it took only 8 days for them to decide yes!!!!!!He has now been here in the UK for 6wks - the culture shock has been awful for him ... and me. Its not just the traveller that gets it - the spouse suffers too ... you do your best to settle them in, taking them to meet new family and friends, seeing the sights, cosy nights at home ... at the same risking that you are suffocating them .....I do not know how the authorities come to a decision, we had so much against us I did not think we would succeed with the application: I am nearly 15yrs older than hubby, no house, no real savings, only met in Sept last year and married end of December. I have a full-time job.We sent photos of me with his family, wedding cards and photos, photos of us together, my monthly budget sheet, his story of how we met etc (basically our love storyin his words).I think the thing is to cover all bases. Its a case of dont just answer 'yes' give proof whether in photo form, spreadsheet if money related, make sure everything is filed neatly, you can never give to much info. We sent nearly 1000 e-mails in around 6mths, I did screen prints of my mail box showing all the e-mails - 2 prints per A4 page and put those in as proof we kept in touch, my flight confirmation e-mails ..... the possibilities are endless.I hope all this helps .. if you want more info please PM me.Very best wishesCAB
  6. WHOOPPPEEEEEE!!!!!!!!The post has finally been delivered!!!!Hubby's t-shirt is now on his back and looking very nice even if I say so myself!It took 11 weeks to get to him.His Valentine's card still has not arrived but it was posted 2wks after his t-shirt, 3 wks before Valentine's Day.The best one is ....... he posted a couple of my documents in early Feb.They have just been returned to him - what's that all about then?!I've told him to keep them and I'll have them in person when we meet in 2wks time.Better late than never I guess .....
  7. Congratulations Chala!As we maried 29th Dec it was too close to xmas to expect any of my family and friends to fly to Adana for our wedding but we had an amazing day. Married in the Reg Office (the ugly one not the one with lots of big round tables in the windows and then 5 of us went to Hasnusta kebap house (famous in the area and used by wedding parties for ad-hoc receptions) followed by us all larking around on a bridge over the river until sunset. Everyone that has seen our thrown together wedding album has loved it ....You dont need to spend a fortune on fancy cars, professional photographer, designer dresses etc .... I speak from happy experience.Five weeks, 1hr and 5 mins to seeing hubby in the flesh ...... the first time since I left him on 5th January tho to be fair we do see/speak for 2 hrs 7 nights a week and then there's the texts, phone calls, e-mails etc.Good luckCAB
  8. HiBelow are charges for money transfers UK to Turkey:~Western Union~*
  9. I was told by the Post Office that Registered Mail is only registered while it is in the UK (takes upto 5 days to leave). They do not take responsibility once it has left our shores.Ho hum... with these comments I certainly wont hold my breath ....CAB
  10. Am I impatient or is the Turkish postal service very very slow if it works at all??? Five weeks for a book to travel Uk to AdanaWelcome Home card UK to Adana posted mid-August never received (it is now Feb...)!!! So far, t-shirt has taken 3-4 wks - will it arrive or will it fall into the 'black hole' with the Welcome Card?! Valentine's Card posted one week ago ..... anyone want to take bets as to whether it will ever get to my hubby - OK, so I was late posting it and only gave myself 3wks for delivery!!! Hubby posted 2 certificates to me 3wks ago ..... bets on when or if I will get them??? Maybe I am holding my mouth wrong when I write the addresses???? Any tips please ....... thankfully I am 'posting' this on the computer ... LOL ..... BWCAB
  11. HiyaMy experience of Turkish flights like other countries is that it depends on where you are flying to.For instance, I usually pay around
  12. Many thanks.Bonny Scotland??? Grim and rainy South Yorkshire actually ... LOLI'm staying here, going out to Turkey (Apr-Oct) to join Beni for 6mths and keeping my fingers crossed I can get a job in Icmeler or Marmaris. We are returning to our respective homes with him visiting me at the end of the year and a view to him getting a job here and then going through the lengthy and expensive process of him moving here.But, the end of the year is another chapter in the book of life.We are concentrating on the coming months so far. We keep in touch daily with texts, phone calls, e-mails and since yesterday webcam .... modern technology is weird yet wonderful when it works as he has to rely on an internet cafe.BWCAB
  13. Hi - happy new year!I was married on 29 December in Adana to a Turkish National - Beni.Having had lots of advice etc from this great site I thought I would update you with our experiences.(Costs at 2.12YTL:
  14. Hi LauraMany thanks.Another question ...... when you say 'local consulate', do you mean the Brit Consulate down in London or the Brit Cons in Ankara which is the nearest to Adana or the Turkish Cons in Ankara?So many consulates and none on our doorstep I am getting travel sick!BWCAS
  15. HiI have trawled various sites to check out what paperwork I require as a Brit marring a Turkish National in Turkey.My fiance has also sent me a list of things I have to do as he has been sorting things out at the Registrar's Office his end.We are getting married in Adana end of December (fingers AND toes crossed!) As I don't arrive in Adana until 21st Dec it will be a close call for us to travel to our respective Consulates in Ankara to do more paperwork.I've got everything together eg Cert of Non-Impediment etc but now I have found a web site which states I will need a medical examination in Turkey before we can marry. Is this correct?I've also been told I need an 'International Marriage Licence'.Is this something I have to apply for or is it something we get once we are married - if we get that far???!!!Google not being helpful here.Many thanks in advance.CAS
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