Property Documents

Property Documents

For many years Indonesia has decreed that land in Indonesia can only be owned by Indonesian citizens. Thus, if you want to buy a house (as a foreigner), this would have been legally impossible. In the late 90s, new laws were enacted so that foreigners are now permitted to purchase apartments and office space in Indonesia if the building has a strata title status. This enables the foreigner to own the apartment or office space but not the land on which it stands. Further laws were passed in 2010 which may make it easier for expats to hold 70 year leases on land.

If you’re interested to lease or maybe even purchase any kind of property here in Indonesia especially in Bali, we also provide services regards property documents. Our expert staff will run a due diligence check on the land, house or building you want to buy or rent. We make sure the seller or the lessor really owns it, hasn’t mortgaged it, has a building permit and has paid the land taxes. We establish low market rental. We confirm zoning compliance. When you already choose the property that suits you, we will provide a hard-wired, airtight deed or lease written in English, so you can enjoy the property with a peace of mind. All of our land deeds and leases are guaranteed and certified by Bali notaries, as required by the law.

Legal Marriage

For the most part of the globe is possible to get married legally in Bali and recognized by some the foreign countries, to conduct a legal wedding ceremony the couple must be possessed a religious ceremony initially and it base on the religion of the couple which are recognized by the Government of Indonesia to include Bali, such us: Christian Protestant, Catholic, Buddhism, Hindu and Muslim The marriage should be registered with the district Civil Registrar & the ceremony must be performed under religious rites.

Indonesian authorities require that all foreigners planning to marry in Indonesia obtain a “CNI” (Certificate of Non Impediment to Marriage) before the wedding. This is simply a letter from your Consulate or Embassy representative in Indonesia stating that there is no objection for you to get married in Indonesia.

For the Consulate to issue this letter, each couple must personally visit their country’s respective Consulate to swear an oath that they are free to marry, for some Embassy or Consulate office allow an application of CNI by sending all detail required by Embassy or Consulate office, for further information please contact our wedding specialist. You must have with you the documents listed below. Once the oath has been taken, the Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage will be produced and handed over. This is usually done on the spot.

The following information will be required in order to process your marriage certificate in Indonesia as follows:

  • Passport
  • Birth certificates for both parties
  • Details of religious faith (i.e. baptism certificates)
  • Written parental consent for any person under the age of 21
  • Death certificate of former spouse (when relevant)
  • Decree absolute divorce certificate (when relevant)
  • Two (2) witnesses are required for your wedding. If you do not have any witnesses we will arrange it.
  • Eight (8) photographs (6 x 4 cm) of the couple in same photo. Photo must be of the head & shoulders only, side by side, looking straight ahead. FYI, these photos will be attached to your wedding certificate.