What Does a Turkish Notary Do?
A Turkish notary is a government official who is in charge of checking and authenticating documents, papers, certificates, etc before they can be considered for submission to an official department in the country.
During the Turkish application process, you will be required to submit various documents and certificates. For example:
- Travel documents
- Background check
- Bank statement
- Marriage certificate
- Birth certificates
- Education certificates
All of these documents and papers will have to be notarized which means they will have to pass through a Turkish notary and be stamped by them to signify their authenticity. Even translations of documents issued by your home country will have to be notarized i.e. stamped by a notary.
For example, imagine you are applying for a Turkish visa or residence permit from Pakistan. You will first need to get all your required documents ready. If any document, certificate or paper is in Urdu or any other local language, you will have to get them translated. This translation and all the other documents will have to be notarized from a specific location in your country.
Once this authentication is done, you will have to get all of the documents notarized once again from a Turkish notary. Once you come to Turkey, your local language documents (like a birth certificate) will have to be translated and authenticated by a licensed translator.
Once this is done, the translated and notarized documents can be attached to the visa or permit application you want to submit.
Apostille Countries and Notarization
If you are from a country that is part of the Apostille list of countries, then you will need to go to a notary in your country and get your documents stamped by them. According to the Apostille Convention, signatories of the treaty will accept each others’ Apostille stamped documents and papers.
After this, you will go to the Turkish consulate or embassy in your country and get them notarized from there.
A Turkish notary is an important person in your road to getting ready to apply for a Turkish residence permit or visa. The notarization is pivotal in making sure your application is processed quickly without any unnecessary delays.