Living in Indonesia

This section provides essential information for New Zealanders undertaking a short or long-term stay in Indonesia.

On this page

The Consular Section of the Embassy is open Monday to Thursday from 0700-1200 hours and 1230-1600 hours and on Friday from 0730-1300 hours.

New Zealand citizens who require urgent consular assistance can telephone the after hours duty officer on (021) 2995 5800 extn 111. Callers from outside of Indonesia can reach this line on +62 21 2995 5800 extn 111.

Essential numbers

Emergency Services

Police 110
Fire 113
Ambulance 118
International SOS, Jakarta, Alarm Centre (021) 750 6001
Global Doctor (021) 7182029
Electrical Faults 123
Directory Assistance 108 (national) 102 (international)
Telephone repairs 107

Bali Medical Centres

Bali International Medical Clinic (0361) 761 263
International SOS Clinic (0361) 710505

Getting married in Indonesia

To be recognised by New Zealand law, a marriage in Indonesia needs to be registered in Indonesia. Under Indonesian law, two ceremonies have to be performed before a marriage can be registered in Indonesia - a religious ceremony followed by a civil legal ceremony.

There is no legal obligation to have your overseas marriage registered in New Zealand. Your Indonesian marriage certificate(s) will be recognised in New Zealand.

Before your marriage, you must contact the Indonesian Registrar Office near the place of your wedding ceremony: KUA (Kantor Urusan Agama, for Muslim ceremony) or Kantor Catatan Sipil (for ceremonies in religions other than Islam) to determine the requirements for your marriage in Indonesia.

Required documents

A Certificate of No Impediment (issued by the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) - Births, Deaths and Marriages) and a Consular Certificate provided by this Embassy are required by Indonesian authorities as a prerequisite for marriage in Indonesia.

(a) Certificate of No Impediment

Certificates of No Impediment (CONI) can be applied for from Births, Deaths and Marriages.

New Zealand Permanent Residents (ie other than New Zealand citizens) require a Certificate of Search. This can be applied for from Births, Deaths and Marriages.

To apply for a Certificate of No Impediment, you need to:

  • Complete the form Notice of Intended Marriage of New Zealand Citizen in Another Country (BDM 189) which you must complete in your own handwriting. This form can be downloaded from the Department of Internal Affairs(external link) website.  

To avoid delays, it is important to read the Certificate of No Impediment application form carefully and complete it correctly.

(b) Consular Certificate

Consular Certificates are issued by this Embassy upon receipt of the following:

  • The original of the Certificate of No Impediment issued by Births, Deaths and Marriages, along with your passport, or a certified true copy of the personal details page of your passport
  • The Consular Certificate fee, plus bank charges and courier fee, if required.

Processing Time and Payment for a Consular Certificate is three working days (not including postal delivery time).

Payment – The fee for the Consular Certificate (currently IDR430,000) can be paid by cash at the Embassy or by bank transfer to:

New Zealand Embassy Account Number 081992-10001
Panin Bank Centre
Jalan Jenderal Sudirman (Senayan)
Jakarta 10270
Note: Payment details/purpose must be stated on the transfer slip.

There will be a courier fee of IDR 60,000 to be paid for a Consular Certificate to be returned to an address outside Jakarta.

Please note that the courier fee payment should be paid in cash at the Embassy or by bank transfer.

*Fees are reviewed annually, every July.

Obtaining an Indonesian police certificate

An Indonesian Certificate of Good Conduct can be obtained from the Indonesian Police authorities. Applicants need to contact their employer (or former if you no longer reside in Indonesia) to assist in obtaining one. Your employer will then need to contact the authority below to ascertain what documentation will be required and the applicable fee.

Bagian POA
Jalan Trunojoyo no. 3
Kebayoran Baru
Jakarta Selatan
Tel: (021) 721 8270
Fax: (021) 721 8037


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