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.
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
ANZ PANIN Bank
Panin Bank Centre
Jalan Jenderal Sudirman (Senayan)
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.
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.
Jalan Trunojoyo no. 3
Tel: (021) 721 8270
Fax: (021) 721 8037