Marriage Procedure in Indonesia

Many Latvian intends to visit Indonesia for their marriage and have their Balinese exotic wedding ceremony and at the same time enjoy their honeymoon on Bali Island.  Inter-nationals marriages between Latvian & Indonesian are common these days, and for such planning, there are procedures for the Latvian individual(s) to prepare before saying “I do“.


For Latvian national to conduct a marriage in Indonesia between a Latvian to a Latvian or a Latvian to another nationality, the Latvian national would need to provide a Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage (CNI) which the Indonesian Civil Registry requires to prove that the person is free to get married (their marital status). To obtain this Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage (CNI), the Latvian national needs to apply for this certificate from the office of PMLP (Pilsonības un migrācijas lietu pārvalde) in the form of an acknowledgement letter (see sample).  

Once obtained, this letter, together with other documents mentioned below, would need to be scanned and emailed to the Indonesian Honorary Consulate Office in Jakarta before sending the original document. Normally if a Latvian citizen decides to conclude a marriage abroad, he or she should prepare the documents beforehand.

  • The applicant's Passport
  • Notarized copy of the Birth Certificate of the applicant and its translation into English by a sworn translator
  • Notarized copy of the Certificate of Non-Impediment to Marriage (CNI) issued by the office of PMLP (Pilsonības un migrācijas lietu pārvalde) and its translation into English by a sworn translator
  • The applicant's current residence address
  • The address for the applicant's address or the wedding organizer's address in Indonesia


Upon submitting all documents mentioned above, the Latvian Honorary Consulate General Office will verify and issue a recommendation letter certifying the applicant's birth certificate, current marital status and address for the Indonesian Civil Registry can conduct and officiate the wedding. This recommendation letter can be picked up by the wedding organizer in Indonesia or forwarded to the wedding organiser's address. The cost of sending the document is to be paid by the applicant or the wedding organizer.


Once the Indonesian Civil Registry has conducted and officiated the marriage in Indonesia, the issued marriage certificate needs to be registered in PMLP (Pilsonības un migrācijas lietu pārvalde), so the marriage is recognized and accepted in Latvia. Failure to register it to PMLP (Pilsonības un migrācijas lietu pārvalde) means the marriage will not be recognized in Latvia.

For the Indonesian marriage certificate to be accepted by PMLP (Pilsonības un migrācijas lietu pārvalde), an Apostille certificate is required, and such can be applied online at the Indonesian Ministry of Law and Human Rights at  For further information, please get in touch with the Ministry's Contact Center via e-mail [email protected] or telephone 1500105 (Indonesia).

Marriage in Indonesia