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    hi guys,

    looking for some advice any help given i will be thankful.

    im a british citizen looking to marry a Indonesia girl. we are both Muslim.

    i want to get married in Indonesia then once married apply for her uk visa.

    looking at the inital steps before marriage regarding paperwork.

    do i first need to get 'affirmation or affidavit of martial status for Indonesia, sign by the british embassy in Indonesia. and take them a copy of my passport and my partners passport. (can i do this in the uk or does it have to be done in Indonesia).

    Then set appointed at Ministers of Religion, officers of the Civil Registry Office (Kantor Catatan Sipil) or the Office of Religious Affairs (Kantor Urusan Agama). and get married there

    after this will uk law recognise my Indonesia marriage as legal??

    does any paperwork that i provide at the embassy stage or at the civil or religious affairs need to be translated from english to indonesia language.

    thanks

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    Originally posted by niceplace View Post
    (1) ... do i first need to get 'affirmation or affidavit of martial status for Indonesia, sign by the british embassy in Indonesia. and take them a copy of my passport and my partners passport. (can i do this in the uk or does it have to be done in Indonesia).

    (2) Then set appointed at Ministers of Religion, officers of the Civil Registry Office (Kantor Catatan Sipil) or the Office of Religious Affairs (Kantor Urusan Agama). and get married there

    (3) after this will uk law recognise my Indonesia marriage as legal??

    (4) does any paperwork that i provide at the embassy stage or at the civil or religious affairs need to be translated from english to indonesia language.

    (1) The document of marital status is usually the one issued by your Embassy in Indonesia (we usually call it a statement of "No Impediment to Marry") , but I personally used one from my own country (a notary self statement of being single with 2 witnesses - I guess other similar document may be accepted , but I suggest you to first confirm that with the KUA where you intend to marry) .
    Photocopies is usually well accepted in Indonesia if you present also the originals , so just make them here in Indonesia .

    Note : Although there are Regulations , we have heard of many cases where government officers request/accept something a little different from the rules , so I recommend you to first ask/confirm with your specific Indonesian KUA/Kantor Urusan Agama officers about the documents you need/intend to present to them (see in the first link below what is usually required) .

    (2) Going to ask KUA should be your first step , in my view . For example , if you think it will be easier to bring the marital statement from your country (instead of one from your Embassy in Jakarta) , tell your future wife to first confirm with the KUA that they will accept it . better ask also the complete list of required documents and later ask again if you intend to present alternative ones .

    (3) I guess so because in the Forum (more than 10 years) I didn't see any UK citizen reporting a problem about that . But better check your Jakarta Embassy's website . Can also read http://www.expat.or.id/info/validityofmarriage.html (Indonesian Marriage Validity) .

    (4) Documents in English is sometimes accepted without translation . Anyway , I suggest you to just bring the required documents and if necessary just sworn translate them in Indonesia (I paid just Rp75'000 per page) . Sometimes the KUA officers themselves will be glad to ask their "own" sworn translator to do it for you (at a price , of course) .


    http://www.expat.or.id/info/gettingm...indonesia.html
    http://www.expat.or.id/info/mixmarriages.html
    http://www.expat.or.id/info/familylaw.html
    http://www.expat.or.id/info/marriage...lications.html
    http://www.expat.or.id/info/prenuptialagreement.html (about the prenup/separated wealth for buying Indonesian property)

    http://www.livinginindonesiaforum.or...german-citizen (example of a KUA marriage)

    http://www.expat.or.id/info/sitemap.html#Mixed (About Indonesia)

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