Birth Certificate Indonesia

A birth certificate Indonesia (Akte Lahir) is the first legal recognition of a child’s identity. To obtain that, a ‘Surat Keterangan Lahir’ and ‘Surat Keterangan Kelahiranis provided by the hospital within 15 days of birth. In addition, they normally state a child’s name, date of birth and place of birth, as well as the parents’ details. A birth certificate is the most important document for proving a child’s identity and nationality. In Indonesia, the local registrar offices (Capatan Sipil) manage civil documents.

If the child is not born in a hospital, then the village chief takes care of this. All of these civil documents are used to establish identity, get married, go to school, buy property or a house, drive a car, get a job, obtain a passport for travel, or other legal purposes. For other people, such as immigrants who get permission to stay in Indonesia temporarily, have no obligation to notify of birth to the civil registrar. However, the civil registrar will proceed with the birth registration in case that there is a notification of birth from such immigrant.

Why Is a Birth Certificate Indonesia Important?

According to a national survey conducted, only 99.8% of  Indonesian children under the age of five are registered at birth. Furthermore, among children from non-Indo households, the birth registration rate is only 79.2 per cent. This happens, even though Indonesian law states that any child born in Indonesia has the right to be registered and to obtain a birth certificate.  This includes non-Indo parents or parents who have no legal status.

Without a birth certificate, a child can be denied the right to subsidized healthcare and other social welfare services. They can also face restrictions on travel that limit both future education and employment opportunities. Unregistered children are also more vulnerable to abuse, trafficking, and  exploitation. Their legal status makes it more difficult for them to file complaints or access related service once they fall victims.

Birth Certificate Indonesia, Other Civil Documents Search and Verification Services

We search, verify and obtain authenticated copies of any of the following Indonesia civil or other documents. Civil documents are useful for legal cases, paternity checks, or simply to make well-informed decisions. Here is what civil documents and other records we can get for you:

  • Marriage Certificates
  • Birth Certificates
  • Death Certificates
  • Vehicle Registration
  • Title Documents
  • Business Registration
  • Professional Licenses
  • Passport Records
  • Criminal Records
  • Police Clearance Certificates
  • Driver’s License
  • School Records

These civil document services start at $325. In addition, we offer fast 3 day Express Service, with local and international courier service options available. 

Birth Certificate Indonesia