What documents to prepare depends on which country you will get married.
A. Getting Married in the Czech Republic
All information regarding getting married with Czech nationals in the Czech Republic, can be found in the following website:
According to §35 of the Act on Offices of Vital Records, a fiancé who is a foreign national must support the prescribed form by the following:
- his/her birth certificate;
- a document proving his/her nationality;
- a certificate proving his/her legal competence to enter into marriage – which may not be, as of the date of the marriage, older than six months; Have a look on this format for your reference here
- a certificate proving his/her personal status and residence if such certificates can be issued by the country concerned;
- the death certificate of any deceased spouse, if the foreign national is a widow(er); such certificate is not required if this fact is included in the certificate on legal competence to enter into marriage;
- a final and conclusive judgment on divorce with regard to any previous marriage if the foreign national concerned is divorced;
- a certificate proving that the marriage will be accepted as valid, if it is concluded by a proxy;
- a final and conclusive judgment terminating a registered partnership or a death certificate of any deceased partner, if the foreign national lived in a partnership;
- proof of identity.
Items listed under b) through d) may be contained in one single document. Citizenship can be proven by a passport.
Please note the following information:
- document of competence to enter into marriage; this document comes from the office of Civil Registry in Indonesia. The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia is not authorised to issue this document.
- document of personal status and residence; this document can be included in the passport (In the part of the Important Information, stated at the end sheet of the passport. Otherwise, this document could come from the District office where the Indonesian national lives).
- Prepare all requirements at least 1 year before in Indonesia as it takes time to register it in the Czech Republic.
- All documents must be translated into Czech language by sworn translator, and legalized by the Ministry of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia c.q. Directorate General of General Law Administration, then legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, then super-legalized by the Czech Embassy Jakarta. Now the documents are ready to be used according to the Czech laws and regulation. The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Prague is not authorized to superlegalize the documents as it is against Indonesian prevailing procedures.
- In case that the husband (foreign national) wants to stay in Indonesia, check this link for visa or stay permit http://www.imigrasi.go.id/index.php/en/public-services/permit-for-short-term-or-long-term-stay-for-marriage-of-different-citizenship
- Check here regarding the ownership of property by foreigner according to Indonesian laws and regulations http://www.indonesia.cz/consularvisa-service/ownershipofpropertybyforeigner/
- a certificate proving that the marriage will be accepted as valid, if it is concluded by a proxy is certificate confirming that the marriage is valid if the marriage is not attended by either groom or bridegroom, or the marriage is represented by a third party.
B. Getting Married in Indonesia
If you get married in Indonesia, remember that Indonesian law divided marriage into two categories: 1. based on Civil Registry, and 2. Based on Religion. It is recommended to register your marriage to the two categories in order to get full legal protection.
Marriages according to the Civil Registry
1. Copy of Excerpt of Birth Certificate / Certificate of Birth husband and wife with the original show (side note for those who already renamed or changed citizenship);
2. Proof of the blessing of marriage according to their religion;
a. A copy of the original show when a blessing and a recording done simultaneously;
b. Copy of legalized when the blessing and the recording was not done simultaneously.
3. Copy of Family Card and ID Card of husband and wife by showing the original;
4. Copy of proof renaming (for which has been renamed) by showing the original;
5. Copy of Immigration Documents, Surat Tanda Melapor Diri (STLD) of Police and a letter from the Embassy / Consulate / Representative of the State of (for foreigners who will perform the marriage with a citizen) by showing the original;
6. For foreigners who intermarry in Indonesia, letters from their respective Embassies and the original;
7. Copy of Excerpt of Birth Certificate Child (for the bride who already have a child who will be recognized and validated after the marriage by showing the original;
8. Written permission from parents if it has not reached the age of 21 (twenty-one) years (the original);
9. Written permission from the District Court if a bridegrrom has not reached the age of 19 (nineteen) years and the bride has not attained the age of sixteen (16) years;
10. Permission from the competent authority for the TNI / police (original);
11. Excerpts Divorce Act for the divorced (original);
12. Photograph alongside size 4 x 6 cm by 5 pieces;
13. Copy of ID 2 (two) witnesses (who know the events);
14. Statement Have Never Married to stamp Rp 6,000, -;
15. Certificate from the local village.
Note: This regulations vary in every region in Indonesia according to the local Government Area.
Marriages based on Religion
For the bride (Catin) Indonesian nationality (citizen)
- A statement has never been married (single) at the top of the seal / stamp duty worth Rp.6000, – (six thousand dollars) from Head of District (Ketua RT-RW).
- A cover letter from Head of District (Ketua RT-RW).
- Certificate of Marriage (N1, N2, N4) of the Village / Village domicile.
- Approval of the two candidates (Bride and bridegroom) (N3).
- Letter of Recommendation for the ones who are non-natives of the area.
- Copy of ID Card, Family Card / Domicile, birth certificate and diploma, respectively 2 pieces.
- Copy description vaccine / immunization TT (Tetanus Toxoid) for the bride.
- Original Divorce Certificate for widow / widower who previously divorced life.
- Certificate / Death Certificate husband / wife and quotations previous marriage certificate for the widow / widower since died.
- Photograph 2 x 3 and 3 x 4 blue background, each of the 4 pieces. For members of TNI / Polri must wear a uniform entity.
- Permit from the commander (of unity) for members of TNI / Polri.
- Permission from a parent (N5) for bride or bridegroom who are not yet 21 years old.
- Marriage guardian in writing of the local KUA for marriage guardian (of the women) who are unable to attend the ceremony.
- Certificate of embracing Islam for converts.
The bride and groom are foreign nationals (WNA)
- Permit from the embassy / consulate representative in Indonesia.
- Copy of a valid passport.
- Copy of VISA / Permits are valid.
- Surat Tanda Melapor Diri (STMD) of the police and the Certificate of the Department of Population and Civil Registry if the person concerned settled in Indonesia.
- Copy of birth certificate.
- Divorce Certificate for widow / divorced.
- Photograph separate 2 x 3 and 3 x 4 blue background, each of the 4 pieces.
- Certificate of embracing Islam for converts.
- Taukil guardian in writing for marriage guardian (of the women) who are unable to attend the ceremony.
All documents in a foreign language must be translated into Indonesian (conducted by Sworn Translator) http://www.indonesia.cz/consularvisa-service/official-translators-from-indonesian-to-czech-and-vice-versa/, legalized by the relevant Czech authorities, and then super-legalized by the Indonesian Embassy Prague. Now the documents are ready to be used according to the Indonesian laws and regulation.
Each province in Indonesia has rules respectively in administrative terms and conditions of its citizens in conducting marriages in Indonesia. Prospective bride and bridegroom of foreign nationality are advised to seek information in accordance with applicable regulations.
(Updated 17 January 2017)