Getting Married in Bali
Why you should know this before getting married in Bali?. According to the law No.1 of 1974 concerning marriage in Indonesia Canticle 2(1): “Marriage is legitimate if it has been performed according to the laws of the respective religious beliefs of the parties concerned”. Generally, a person of any nationality who would like to marry in Indonesia providing they hold one of the five religions recognized by Indonesia (Moslem, Catholic, Buddhist, Hinduism, and Protestant).
Marriages under Indonesian law are performed by a religious minister and the catatan sipil (Civil Registrar) or by the Kantor Urusan Agama (Directorate of Islamic Religion Affairs).
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Person of non-Islamic faith is required to file with the civil registry office in the regency where they want to hold ceremony a “notice of intention to marry“ as well as a “Letter of No Impediment“ obtained from their consular representatives.
General requirements on marriage formalities in Indonesia
- Copy of letter sign by the priest stating that have performed a religious ceremony according to their respective belief
- Widower must present a copy of the death certificate of the former spouse. If there has been a divorce, the decree must present a copy of the divorced certificate
- Letter of No Impediment from Consulate General in Indonesia certifying that the couple has no objection to getting married in Indonesia
- Copy of Birth certificate
- Copy of passport
- Copy of the registration from the hotel/ villa where they staying at (reservation receipt)
- 6 Pieces of photo size 4 x 6 (groom in the right side)
- Couples must give notice of their intention to the registrar of the marriage in he district where the marriages are to be performed by filling in the civil form from Civil Ministry. This notice must give at least 10 working days prior to the wedding date
- Other requirements according to Indonesia marriage laws
For the issue of the Letter of No Impediment to marriage by your consular representative, you may need to present for your self and your fiancé(e), passport(s) that is valid for more than 6 months. The following countries have consulates or consular representative in Bali:
- United Kingdom
- Switzerland and Austria
- Norway and Denmark
- The United States and America
- Sweden and Finland