Published on
June 23, 2022

On 4th January 2021, Indonesia issued President Regulation No. 2 of 2021 on The Ratification of Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents (“PR 2/2021”) and applicable since the promulgated date on 5th January 2021. Based on Article 6 of Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legislation for Foreign Public Documents (“Apostille Convention”), contracting State parties shall appoint a competent authority to issue the certificate (“Apostille Certificate”). Whereas, Indonesia has appointed Ministry of Law and Human Rights as the authorized competent body for conducting services to verify public documents and issuance of Apostille Certificate.

Furthermore, Ministry of Law and Human Rights (“MoLHR”) issued Ministerial Regulation No. 6 of 2022 on Apostille Legalization Services for Public Documents (“MoLHR 6/2022”). Under Article 1 (1) of MoLHR 6/2022, Apostille Legislation is an act to ratify signatures of Government Officials, ratification of official stamps, and/or official seal. The legalization and issuance of Apostille will be conducted by the Directorate General of Public Law Administration of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights (“General Director”). The document that can use the Apostille Services consists of:

  1. Documents originated from an authority or a government official in relation to state courts or tribunals, including from public prosecutors, court clerk, or bailiffs;
  2. Administrative Documents;
  3. Document issued by notaries; and
  4. Official certificates attached to Documents that signed by an individual person within their civil authority, such as certificate that records as registration of a document, or which records the validity period of Documents on a certain date, and the signature ratification by an official and a notary.

Documents that are allowed for Apostille Services will be further detailed and issued by MoLHR. Should you have any further inquiries on this matter, please feel free to contact us.  Thank you.

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