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How to Get Marriage in Bali, Indonesia

This information is about the terms and conditions to get married in Indonesia based on Indonesian Law by Ministry Religion or the Civil Registry.

Getting Married under Indonesian Law

It is also required that the couple should hold the same religion as it is governed by the Indonesian Marriage Law No.1 of 1974. If not, bride or groom should make a statement letter that he or she intends to marry in one of the religion they agreed without force from other party or his/her partner; the letter should be legalize by the consulate office or local government.

The legal marriage will be conducted by the officers of the Civil Registry Office (Kantor Catatan Sipil), or the Office of Religious Affairs (Kantor Urusan Agama) if they are Moslem. For full legal marriage, it should be conducted according to the religion (religious marriage) and officially registered at the Civil Registry Office and conform to the laws of the countries of both parties.

Foreign nationalities should apply for a No Impediment to Marriage certificate at the related Embassy or consulate office. To obtain this Certificate you need to: apply in person at the Embassy during office hours, sign an application form in front of a Consular Officer, show original passport, birth certificates as proof of identities, provide original proof of dissolution of marriage / marriages (if any).

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I marry at the Embassy? NO
  • How long does it take to issue a CNI? Usually while you wait provided the documentation is correct/complete.
  • Will my marriage be recognized in my country? YES
  • Do I need to register the marriage with the Embassy? NO
  • Do I need to register the marriage in my country? NO, You can not register an overseas marriage in your country.
  • Can I marry before my divorce decree absolute is issued? NO

For further information about Wedding Legality in Bali, please contact us at info@baliweddingassistant.com or use our pre-wedding inquiry form where you can customize all your wedding inquiry.

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