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Government of Canada services and information in Istanbul, Türkiye

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Services and information provided to Canadians by the Consulate General of Canada to Türkiye, in Istanbul.

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Adoption and surrogacy

Refer to International adoption.

Birth abroad

Refer to Birth abroad.

Citizenship services

Refer to Get proof of citizenship.

The consular sections of the Embassy of Canada in Ankara and the Consulate General in Istanbul are continuing to accept mail-in applications.

Send completed applications by mail or courier to the “attention of the Consular Section” to the Embassy of Canada in Ankara or Consulate General in Istanbul.

Payment method

Pay your application fees online.

Details Fee (CAD)
Application for a Citizenship Certificate for adults and minors (Proof of Citizenship) 75.00

Marriage abroad

The requirements for marriage are set exclusively by the authorities of the country you intend do get married. For that reason, while you are in Canada, your first step should be to the contact the Municipality Marriage Bureau where the marriage will take place. Find out what information and documents you will need to provide as requirements can differ between municipalities.

Some things to consider when planning to get married in Türkiye:

  • Contact the Embassy of Canada in Ankara or the Consulate of Canada in Istanbul to get specific information for the single status declaration form. It contains specific information requested by the local authorities. You will then have it signed in front of a notary public in Canada.
  • You need to have your Canadian documents authenticated by the Government of Canada prior to obtaining local government approval. The Authentication Services Section does not offer a rush service. Takeinto account their processing time and plan your request and your wedding date accordingly.
  • You may get some documentation legalized by the host government’s embassy, high commission or consulate in Canada before you leave. They may also be able to replace the authentication usually provided by the Canadian mission in your destination country.
  • You may need to have your Canadian documentation translated into the language of your host country. Contact the Municipality Marriage Bureau where the marriage will take place in advance to confirm required documentation. Verify whether your documents need to be officially translated to local language and authenticated.

Once in Türkiye

  1. Contact the Embassy of Canada in Ankara or the Consulate of Canada in Istanbul to have them affix its official seal to your authenticated documents. This is required for the documents to be accepted for final authentication by the Turkish authorities.
  2. For in-person consular services please contact the Consular Section via email to make an appointment.
  3. Have the documents authenticated by the Turkish ministry of foreign affairs.

Note:

  • Contact the Municipality Marriage Bureau for approximate timelines applicable for the procedures prior to the day the ceremony is scheduled to take place.
  • You cannot get married at a Canadian embassy or consulate in a foreign country; Canadian consular officials do not perform marriage ceremonies.

Before you leave Canada

  1. Make sure to contact the Canadian mission in the country where you wish to get married to get information and receive the correct declaration form. Complete the declaration form and have it notarized in Canada.
  2. Follow the instructions provided by the Canadian mission and have your documents authenticated by the Government of Canada. This proves to the other government that Canada recognizes that the signature and seal on the document are genuine.

For more details, see Marriage outside Canada.

For more information, and to get the statutory declaration template for the purpose of marriage, email ANKRA-Consular@international.gc.ca or ISTBL-Consular@international.gc.ca.

Notarial services

Please send your inquiries on notarial services to ANKRA-Consular@international.gc.ca or ISTBL-Consular@international.gc.ca for information and instructions.

For authentication and legalization by the Embassy or Consulate General of Canada

To be recognized in a foreign country, Canadian documents must be “authenticated and legalized”. Authentication is a certification of the genuineness of the signature and seal of a government official. The person who authenticates the signature certifies, by so doing, that he/she knows through formal channel of the signatory’s authority to execute, issue, or certify a document. Authentication of the signature and/or seal on a document confirms to another jurisdiction that the document is authentic.

Authentication services are primarily offered by the official Government of Canada Authentication Services Section (JLAC) in Canada, mostly for the use abroad of documents executed or issued in Canada.

Note: Canada is not a signatory to The Hague Apostille Convention; it is therefore not possible to obtain an “apostille” on Canadian documents.

For authentication of documents send scanned copies of your documents by email to ANKRA-Consular@international.gc.ca or ISTBL-Consular@international.gc.ca to receive further information and instructions.

Payment method

Credit card accepted. Use the credit card authorization form.

Cash payments not accepted.

Details Fee (CAD)
Administering an oath or receiving a statutory declaration or affirmation. The fee shown is per document. 50.00
Attesting any document bearing a signature (affidavit, declaration, affirmation, etc.). The fee shown is per document. 50.00
Authenticating (witnessing) a signature. The fee shown is per document. 50.00
Authenticating the signature and seal of a foreign authority. The fee shown is per document. 50.00
Authenticating signatures of Canadian authorities or notaries. 50.00
Certifying a true copy of a document. The fee shown is per copy. 20.00
Uniting documents and sealing their fastening. The fee shown is per document. 30.00
Transfer of private or public funds from Canada or elsewhere to the mission. The fee shown is per transfer. 75.00
Preparing a certificate, affidavit, declaration or other document (less than 200 words). The fee shown is per document. 30.00
Preparing a certificate, affidavit, declaration or other document (200-499 words). The fee shown is per document. 60.00
Preparing a certificate, affidavit, declaration or other document (500-999). The fee shown is per document. 80.00
Preparing a certificate, affidavit, declaration or other document (1000 words or more). The fee shown is per word. 0.10
Providing a Passport Canada CTC. The fee shown is per set of three copies. 45.00
Issuing a Statutory Declaration for the Purpose of Marriage. The fee shown is per document. 95.00

Passport services

The Consular Sections of the Embassy of Canada in Ankara and the Consulate General in Istanbul are continuing to accept mailed/couriered applications. Submit your duly complete applications to the Embassy of Canada in Ankara or the Consulate General of Canada in Istanbul, to the attention of the Consular Section by mail/courier.

Be advised that application processing times start once we receive your application form, all supporting documents; including online payment receipt, photos, and only if the application package is properly completed.

Please note that applications are being processed in line with published service standards. Requests for urgent passport service may necessitate an additional processing fee. We suggest that you not finalize your travel plans until you have received your passport.

Some cases may need more processing time, which includes security checks and citizenship checks. Please make sure to review the instructions below, on the website and on forms, and provide all the requested documents.

Refer to Canadian passports: Applying from abroad

For more information please send an email to ANKRA-Consular@international.gc.ca or ISTBL-Consular@international.gc.ca.

Payment method

Pay online for all your passport services.

Cash payments not accepted.

Details Fee (CAD)
10-year adult passport (age 16 or over) 260.00
5-year adult passport (age 16 or over) 190.00
5-year Child passport (0-15 years of age) 100.00
Additional fee for replacing a valid lost or stolen passport 45.00
Pay online

Pensions and retirement

Refer to Benefits for Canadians living abroad and Retiring abroad.

Studying abroad

Refer to Studying abroad and EduCanada.

Visa and immigration services

Permanent residents of Canada: Find out how to apply for a Permanent Resident Travel Document (PRTD).

Voting abroad

Refer to Voting in an election while outside Canada.

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