Mixed-Marriage & Divorce
Last update: 3 February 2020
Mixed-Marriage in Indonesia
According to the Indonesian Marriage Law No.1/1974, the Indonesian Embassy in The Hague only holds authority to wed Indonesian citizens under the Islamic religion. For a Dutch nationality to get married in Indonesia, there area several general requirements to be completed, as follow:
- The first step to do is contact the local Religious Office (KUA) or the Civilian Court (Kantor Catatan Sipil) to acquire the complete requirements to get married in Indonesia.
- If both the groom and bride-to-be are Moslem, the marriage must be conducted at the local Religious Office (KUA) in Indonesia.
- If both the groom and bride-to-be hold different religions other than Islam, the marriage must be conducted at the local Civilian Court (Kantor Catatan Sipil) in Indonesia, under the following circumstance: the marriage that is allowed to be recorded is a marriage that has been conducted under each of their own religion (the Indonesian Marriage Law No.1/1974, Clause 2).
- Hold permission from the Dutch Embassy in Indonesia.
- Hold statement letter confirming their latest civilian status from the local Gemeente (either it is single or widow).
- A birth certificate.
Following the marriage in Indonesia, the groom and bride can register their marriage in the Gemeente in the Netherlands, provided that their marriage certificate has been legalized by the institutions in Indonesia, as follow:
- The Ministry of Justice and Human Rights Affairs (hyperlink: https://legalisasi.ahu.go.id/) in Jakarta.
- Directorate of Consular of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia (hyperlink: https://kemlu.go.id/portal/en/konsuler) in Jakarta.
- The Dutch Embassy in Jakarta.
THE INDONESIAN EMBASSY IN THE HAGUE DOES NOT HOLD AUTHORITY TO LEGALIZE THESE DOCUMENTS, THUS MUST BE DONE IN INDONESIA.
If a Dutch nationality who wed an Indonesian citizen would like to get a divorce, they should do so at the local court (Rechtbank) and afterwards, register their divorce at the local Gemeente and the Indonesian Embassy in The Hague. Herewith the requirements to register your divorce at the Indonesian Embassy in The Hague:
Processing Time :
Document Requirement :
- Filling out Application Form (download here)
- Filling out Personal Information Form (download here)
- Marriage Book (real document and 1 photocopy)
- Marriage Certificate (real document and 1 photocopy)
- Divorce Certificate (real document and 1 photocopy)
- Court Decision
- Uitreksel from Gemeente mentioning the new civil status (updated)