Bali is a beautiful island on which to become husband and wife, and you won't regret having your wedding ceremony here. The island is full of stunning locations for a ceremony, and with warm weather year-round, it makes a relaxed wedding abroad choice. We'd recommend you use a wedding planner to help with the legalities, as there is some paperwork required and they can help you make the relevant appointments.
Below are the legalities for marrying in Bali, to help you plan your ideal wedding abroad.
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Bali Marriage Law Requirements
What are the legal requirements to get married in Bali?
Civil weddings are not permitted in Bali, only religious ones. The Bride and Groom must follow the same religion and declare it to the Office of Religious Affairs before the ceremony
As Bali is part of Indonesia and is a Muslim state, any non-Muslim wedding must be registered with the Civil Registry Office after the ceremony to become legal
Legal age for marriage is 18 years for both men and women
Bride and Groom may not be related by blood, marriage or adoption
Two witnesses over 18 years old are required and must show their passports.
How long do I have to be resident in Bali before I can get married?
There is no residency period to get married in Bali, however you will need time to apply in person for a marriage licence. To avoid the 10 day mandatory waiting period after registering your Notice of Intention to Marry you will need to present a guest registration form to the Civil Registry Office
Getting a marriage licence
You must obtain a Letter of No Impediment to Marriage from your Embassy in Bali by applying in person with your passport and/or divorce or death certificates as applicable.
You must then take all the papers mentioned below plus one photocopy of each to the Civil Registry Office to obtain your Notice of Intention to Marry
What legal papers do I need to take with me?
Valid driver's licence
Certified copy of full birth certificates
4x6 cm photos of the couple side by side.
If you are divorced, then a certified copy of your final divorce papers.
If you are widowed then the death certificate of your previous spouse must be shown.
Please note: this information is for guidance purposes only and liable to change without notice. Please check with your wedding planner in resort or the relevant embassy of the country in which you intend to marry for up to date details before you marry.
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Bali Marriage Registrar's Office
You must register your intent to marry at the Civil
Registration Office (Kantor Catatan Sipil) in the area
where you wish to marry in Indonesia.