For the most part any couple who are of one of the five (5)
religions recognized by Government of Indonesia: Christian (2)
(Protestant and Catholic), Muslim, Hindu or Buddhist may
be legally married in Indonesia. However, the preference is
that the couple be of the same religious belief. The marriage
should be registered with the district Civil Registrar and the
ceremony must be performed under religious rites.
Indonesian authorities require that all foreigners planning
to marry in Indonesia obtain a "CNI" (Certificate
of No Impediment to Marriage) before the wedding. This is simply
a letter from your Consulate or Embassy representative in Indonesia
stating that there is no objection for you to get married in
For the Consulate to issue this letter, each couple must personally
visit their country's respective Consulate to swear an oath
that they are free to marry. You must have with you the documents
listed below. Once the oath has been taken, the Certificate
of No Impediment to Marriage will be produced and handed over.
This is usually done on the spot.
The following information will be required in order to process
your marriage certificate in Indonesia. Be advised that all
documents must be original - no photocopies.
Catholic Couples must also present:
- Birth certificates for both parties
- Details of religious faith (i.e. baptism certificates)
- Occupations and domiciles for both parties
- Written parental consent for any person under the age
- Death certificate of former spouse (when relevant)
- Decree absolute divorce certificate (when relevant)
- Details of names, addresses, professions of witnesses.
Two (2) witnesses are required. If you do not have any
witnesses BaliWeddings.com will arrange.
- Eight (8) photographs (6 x 4 cm) of the couple in same
photo. Photo must be of the head and shoulders only, side
by side, looking straight ahead. Be advised that these photos
will be attached to your wedding certificate!
- Baptism Certificates - Mandatory. These should be issued
not more than 6 months (and preferably not more than 3 months)
prior to your wedding date;
- "Letter of Freedom" issued by your Parish Priest or other
Church Official, declaring you have never been married and
are therefore free to marry;
- "Letter of Delegation" issued by your Parish Priest or
other Church Official, declaring that they have no objection
to your marriage ceremony being performed by a Priest from
the Catholic Church in Bali.
- Pre Nuptial Course
- Pre Marriage Inquiry
Be advised that couples wanting to be married in the Catholic
faith need to be married in a Catholic Church. Because of
the many rules and regulations related to Catholic couples,
we recommend a minimum of one month preparation period. Please
be advised that we can not confirm the religious ceremony
until all documents required by the Catholic Church have been
received and verified by the local Church authorities.
That said, for Catholic couples who may not be able to fulfill
these requirements they may still be have a Christian wedding
ceremony but they would first need to make statement that they
agree to be married as Protestants.
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