Living in Türkiye

We encourage all New Zealanders travelling or living overseas to register their travel online at The SafeTravel website is the New Zealand Government’s global registration system
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New Zealand citizens who intend to travel to Türkiye for tourism-related reasons for up to 90 days do not require a visa in advance of travel to Türkiye. Provided they can show sufficient funds to support themselves and onward travel bookings, they are usually granted entry to Türkiye for a period of 90 days.

New Zealanders travelling to Türkiye to work or study in Türkiye, should contact the nearest Turkish Embassy or Consulate for information about how to apply for approval.  

Please be aware that the New Zealand Embassy is unable to provide advice on or assistance with Turkish immigration policy and practices. Individuals are responsible for their immigration status and for ensuring that they abide by Turkish immigration requirements. For further information, you are advised to contact the nearest Turkish Embassy or an office of the Turkish Foreigners Police Department in Türkiye.

Student Visa Requirements for Türkiye

For information on student visa requirements for Türkiye, please contact your nearest Turkish Embassy.

A list of contact details can be found at the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs(external link).

Work and Residence Visa Requirements

For information on work visa and immigration requirements for Türkiye please contact your nearest Turkish Embassy or Consulate(external link).

Getting married in Türkiye

If you are planning on getting married in Türkiye the Turkish authorities require you to have a document stating that you are legally able to marry.

Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage (CONIM) which you can obtain from the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) in New Zealand. The CONIM confirms that you are not currently married and that you are free to marry. The document needs to have an attached Apostille certificate for it to be recognized legally in Türkiye. 

You will also need to get an Apostilled copy of your Birth Certificate from DIA. 

For information about getting an apostille Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage  and an apostilled copy of your Birth Certificate,  check out the link: link)


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