Attesting Indonesian Documents (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions about Indonesian Apostille services

Can Indonesian documents be legalized by Apostille?

Yes - Indonesia is a member of the Apostille Convention.

Indonesian documents can be legalized for use abroad with an Apostille Stamp when destined for other signatory countries without additional certification by the destination country.

When Indonesian documents are required for non-apostille countries, such as AE United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates - TW TaiwanTaiwan - MY MalaysiaMalaysia - TH ThailandThailand - ZM ZambiaZambia - QA QatarQatar they need additional authentication by the embassy of the destination country.

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What types of documents can be legalized in Indonesia for use abroad?

Indonesia Apostilles can be obtained for official documents including:

  • Indonesian birth, death and marriage certificates
  • Muslim marriage books (Buku Nikah)
  • Certificates of no Criminal Record (SKCK)
  • Divorce Certificates
  • University diplomas
  • Certificates of Origin, GMP certificates
  • Employment Certificates
  • Other documents certified by an Indonesian notary, including powers of attorney and company documents.

To confirm whether your document is eligible for apostille authentication in Indonesia, please contact us and we’ll check your document free of charge. For further information about our Indonesian apostille services and for assistance obtaining official copies of Indonesian documents, see:
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How can I obtain an apostille for an Indonesian birth, death or marriage certificate?

Apostilles on Indonesian birth certificates (Akta Kelahiran), death certificates (Akta Kematian) and marriage certificates ((=Akta Perkawinan) can be obtained from the Ministry of Law and Human Rights.

Apostilles can be applied to original certificates or to notarized true copies (normally possible by sending a good quality scan).

Muslim marriage books (Buku Nikah) require prior legalization by the Ministry of Religious Affairs before an Apostille can be obtained.

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How can I obtain my Indonesian Criminal Record Certificate to use abroad?

Indonesian SKCK Certificates of no Criminal Record (Surat Keterangan Catatan Kepolisian) should be obtained in Indonesia from the police authorities of your area of residence. Non-Indonesian citizens will need to have been registered at a local police station and provide a copy of their Indonesian visa or KITAS (Temporary Stay Permit). Certificates will not be issued to foreigners who have any Indonesian visa violations. In all cases, a set of fingerprints must be provided, which can be taken at a police station in Indonesia or abroad.

Isarey can assist clients abroad in obtaining a Certificate of no Criminal Record in Indonesia. Please contact us for assistance.

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How long does it take to obtain an apostille on a document in Indonesia?

Indonesian Apostilles from the Ministry of Law and Human Rights are normally obtained in 2 - 3 business days
A one-day service is available for urgent requests.

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How can I obtain an apostille for my Indonesian University Degree and Transcripts?

Apostilles on Indonesian university diplomas and transcripts can be obtained from the Ministry of Law and Human Rights in Jakarta. Apostille can be applied to the original or to a true copy certified by a notary (this can normally be done from a good quality scan).

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How can I obtain an apostille for an Indonesian Power of Attorney?

A Power of Attorney can be authenticated with an Apostille Stamp from the Ministry of Law and Human Rights.It must be certified by an Indonesian notary.

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Where can I see reviews of Isarey's Indonesian Attestation and Apostille Services?

You can see reviews from past clients who have used our attestation and apostille services:

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How can I obtain a copy of an Indonesian birth, marriage or death certificate?

Certified copies of Indonesian birth, death and marriage certificates, including Bali marriage certificates, can be obtained from the local Civil Registry office in Indonesia. Replacement Muslim marriage books can be obtained from the local Office of Religious Affairs (KUA).

Please contact us if you need assistance obtaining a certified copy of a death, marriage or birth certificate in Indonesia.

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How can I legalize an Indonesian degree certificate for submission to the United Arab Emirates?

Indonesian university degrees required for submission to the authorities of the United Arab Emirates need to be certified by an Indonesian notary then legalized by the Ministry of Law and Human Rights for final attestation by the UAE embassy in Jakarta.

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Do Indonesian Criminal Record Certificates have an expiry?

Indonesian Certificates of no Criminal Conviction are valid for six months.

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How can I obtain an Apostille on an Indonesian criminal record certificate?

Apostilles for Indonesian Criminal Record Certificates (SKCK) are obtained from the Ministry of Law and Human Rights. Apostilles can be applied to the original certificate, or we can make a notarized true copy from a good quality scan.

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Where can I get my fingerprints taken for an Indonesian Criminal Record certificate?

To have your fingerprints taken outside Indonesia, contact the local police force. For more information on having your fingerprints taken in different countries, see:
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How can I verify an Indonesian Apostille Stamp?

How can I get a quote to certify my documents?

To receive a quote, you can upload your documents using our online quotation form or send us your documents by email. After reviewing your documents and requirements, we will get back to you with a quotation:

If you don’t have the documents available, just describe the documents you need to certify, and we will get back to you with an estimation of cost and delivery times.

Using our quotation form, your documents will be uploaded over a secure connection and immediately encrypted on our server. For added protection, you can upload password-protected files ( PDFExternal link (opens in new tab), Microsoft Office 365: Save a password protected document to prevent unauthorized people from opening it. Office DocumentsExternal link (opens in new tab), WinRAR Encryption Frequently asked question (FAQ) RAR foldersExternal link (opens in new tab)) and provide us with the passwords separately.

PERSONAL DATA: If your documents contain personal data belonging to people outside your household, please ensure that you are authorised to share this data before uploading your documents. If your documents contain sensitive personal data, such as biometric data, medical data or data on criminal convictions, please ensure that you indicate this when prompted, upon submitting your documents. For further information on our processing of personal data contained in uploaded documents, please see:
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