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  • PhilippeD
    Member
    • Jul 2011
    • 4550

    #16
    The religion you can related me the most is protestant as it is the religion of my parent.

    When it come down to get married with my Indo-Chinese wife who is as must christian than I'm protestant.... we tell the priest that I'm Catholic (Seriously! Who care!!!!)
    While I was in Canada, my wife had to follow the marriage preparation... alone. I never had any kind of marriage course and the priest didn't bother about it.

    The advantage to be in a nowhere city, I was the first and probably the last foreigner the priest had to marry, they didn't care to much about the rule!!!

    Aaaah! my lovely Samarinda!!!
    La motivation vient en se motivant ~ Motivation come by self-motivation

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    • Illuminasi
      Member
      • Nov 2013
      • 138

      #17
      Hey everyone. Thank you all for your great updates and info. You're all awesome and i hope this thread in the future can benefit anyone else with similar questions.

      Let me give you guys an update on where I am right now.

      Legal documents from the British embassy: Done
      Catatan Sipil: Not yet began processing as my birth certificate is still en route from the UK
      Local RT permission form: Done (Yes! Neighbourhood watchman needs to also give permission)
      Baptism: No church is willing to help without a 3 month course (so have to slip some reds to an Indonesian church to get it done)
      Ceremony location: Had it booked over a month ago with the church I visited for 4 years to this day but they just cancelled and won't help me now (happy new year) Now looking for another church who will probably want money too.

      Lesson learned: Religious/Government/Charity all want hand outs. All think of themselves as holy and righteous, all want something.
      Proverb Needed to be added to the Bible: "Put your trust in God this day, Not those that claim to teach his way"

      23 days to go. Wish me luck.

      And Happy new year everyone!

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      • sirno
        Member
        • Dec 2012
        • 35

        #18
        May I ask where you are planning to get married and what religion you both are?

        I got married about 8 months ago in Surabaya. We had a few stumbling blocks with the church requiring schooling for 6 months for a catholic ceremony.

        At the time I wasn't sure I would still be in Indonesia for 6 months so my wife (who wasn't really so stuck on a catholic ceremony) got baptised along with me... Very simple and no bribes required!

        After the baptism we had a 20min meeting with the minister and all plans were then out in place and we had a lovely ceremony in church. I expected some bribes to come at some point but it never happened... We gave a donation to the church for the religious ceremony and directly after had the legal ceremony... Which I think cost 500k IDR.

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        • naughtygab
          Member
          • May 2011
          • 3288

          #19
          my friend got married in bali , blessed by the priest from a church who asked nothing about baptism etc.
          dont judge a book by it cover. judge it by it price. good books are expensive

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          • Illuminasi
            Member
            • Nov 2013
            • 138

            #20
            Originally posted by sirno View Post
            May I ask where you are planning to get married and what religion you both are?

            I got married about 8 months ago in Surabaya. We had a few stumbling blocks with the church requiring schooling for 6 months for a catholic ceremony.

            At the time I wasn't sure I would still be in Indonesia for 6 months so my wife (who wasn't really so stuck on a catholic ceremony) got baptised along with me... Very simple and no bribes required!

            After the baptism we had a 20min meeting with the minister and all plans were then out in place and we had a lovely ceremony in church. I expected some bribes to come at some point but it never happened... We gave a donation to the church for the religious ceremony and directly after had the legal ceremony... Which I think cost 500k IDR.
            Both Christian Protestant and getting married at a nice church in Pondok Indah I hope. We have called the government guy to come and witness the wedding but he wants paying off aswell.

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