If you wish to get legally married in Bali then your marriage must comply with the Republic of Indonesia Marriage Laws. The couples, who are planning to get married in Bali or other part of Indonesia, are required to declare a religion.The religions are recognized in Indonesia such as: Moslem, Christian-Protestant, Christian-Catholic, Buddhist and Hindu. Both Bride & Groom must have the same religion. Otherwise one of them should make a written declaration of change of religion. For all religions except Christian-Catholic and Buddhist, the wedding can be held at a house, a villa, a hotel, a restaurant, a beach or a purpose built wedding venue except Balinese temples.
To get legally married in Bali, you are required to have both a religious and civil ceremony that must be held at the same location on the same day. The religious part will be performed first, conducted by a Priest/Celebrant, then followed by a civil ceremony. Without the registration by the Civil Registry these marriages are not legal. The religious ceremony would require additional documentation apart from the existing local legal documents based on its religion.
We are require by the latest 3 months prior to wedding date to prepare the documents below for legal wedding and all originals must be brought to Bali with you for presentation and verification by the authorities prior to your wedding:
- Indonesian authorities require that all foreigners planning to marry in Indonesia obtain a “CNI” (Certificate of Non 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 Indonesia. Each couple must personally visit their country’s respective Consulate to swear an oath that they are free to marry, but for some Embassy or Consulate office also allow an application of CNI by sending all detail required such as copy passport, birth certificates as proof of identities.Once the oath has been taken, the Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage will be produced and handed over.
- Copies of each passport, and should be valid for at least six (06) months following the date of arrival in Bali
- Copies of both birth certificates
- Full name, occupation and domicile of both parties.
- Details of religious faith (i.e. baptism certificates)
- Death certificate of former spouse (when relevant)
- Decree absolute divorce certificate (when relevant)
- Copy of evidence of parental consent in the form of a sworn affidavit stamped by a Notary Public if either person is under 21 years old
- Two (2) witnesses are required for your wedding
- Eight (08) pieces of passport sized photographs (4 x 6 cm) are required. You must be photographed as a couple, bridegroom on the left side and bride on the right side (as you look at the photo). The photographs are in color with red background.
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