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 in Bali Island.  Inter-nationals marriage 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 nationals to conduct the marriage in Indonesia between Latvian to Latvian and Latvian and Indonesian, the Latvian national would be required to submit the following to the Indonesian Honorary Consulate Office in Jakarta.  Normally if a Latvian citizen decides to conclude a marriage abroad, he or she should prepare the documents beforehand.

  • Scanned copy of Latvian Passport
  • Your current residence address
  • The address for the recommendation letter to be sent to in Indonesia
  • Certified/ notarized copy of Birth Certificate of Latvian citizen and its translation into English by a sworn translator
  • Certified/ notarized copy of Certificate of Non-Impediment of the Latvian national issued by the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs (OCMA) of the Ministry of the Interior of Latvia or statements from the Population Register which contains information about the place of residence, marital status, passport details and other details. This document certifies the marital status of the Latvian citizen and is to be translated into English by a sworn translator (if written in Latvian language).


Upon submitting all documents mentioned above, the Latvian Honorary Consulate General Office will issue  recommendation letter certifying your birth certificate and your current marital status, written both in English and Bahasa Indonesia (based on the original non-impediment certificate from Latvia) as required by the Indonesian Civil Registry who conducts and officiates the wedding.


Once the Indonesian Civil Registry has issued the marriage certificate, it should be translated into English if the original is only in Indonesian. This document is needed to register the marriage conducted in Indonesia to the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs (OCMA) of the Ministry of the Interior of Latvia. Otherwise, the marriage will not be recognized in Latvia.

The marriage certificate issued by the Indonesian Civil Registry (locally named Kantor Pencatatan Sipil or Kantor Urusan Agama) should firstly be registered and legalized at the Indonesian Ministry of Laws & Human Rights (by Legalization Dept) and then at the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (by Clearance & Legalization Dept) and finally at the nearest Latvian Embassy (if you live abroad) or at Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Consular Dept) in Riga prior registering it with the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs (OCMA) of the Ministry of the Interior of Latvia.

Marriage in Indonesia