top of page
Sunrise in Bosphorus

The following documents can be authenticated by apostille in Turkiye:

  •     Certificates of civil status (certificates of birth, death, marriage, divorce);

  •     Education documents (school reports, certificates, diplomas);

  •     Trade register excerpts;

  •     Court decisions;

  •     Notarized copies of documents;

  •     Notarized translations;

  •     Further notarial documents (authorizations of signatures, last will, declarations);

  •     Commercial documents legalized by a state registration bodies (articles of incorporation, registration certificates, tax registrations etc.)

In 1985, Turkey became a party to the Hague Convention eliminating the need for legalization of foreign public documents, which implies that documents from Turkey do not require diplomatic verification or consular legalization.

To be valid in the state of destination, the documents merely require apostille certification from the issuing state's authorities with an "apostille" stamp on it.

It must be completed in the issuing authority's official language.

The apostille must have the words "Apostille (Convention de La Haye du 5 octobre 1961)" in French to be valid.

The following agencies are responsible for issuing apostilles:

  •  District Commissioner (Kaymakam) or Governor (Valilik)-for documents from government agencies and notaries

  •  Director of the Judiciary Committee  or Local Judiciary Committee-for court documents.


Public documents drawn up in Turkish and issued by the authorities of the Republic of Turkey can be apostilled.

bottom of page