Affidavit For Children Of The Mixed Marriage

Affidavit for children – in Indonesian law is a form of immigration facility provided by the Indonesian government to a child holding a foreign passport who has limited dual citizenship in accordance with Law no. 12 of 2006 on Citizenship and regulation of Ministry of Law & Human Rights no. M.01-HL.03.01/2006. a child resulting from a mixed marriage between an Indonesian citizen and a foreign citizen will have dual citizenship. If the child holds a foreign passport, the foreign passport of the child will be given an affidavit, which states that this child is the subject of article 41 of the Citizenship Law.

What is the importance of Affidavit?

An affidavit is in the form of a valid written which is attached to the foreign passport of the child. An affidavit is valid for one visit to the Republic of Indonesia.

The benefit of Affidavit for children:

  1. Exemption from the obligation to have a visa
  2. Exemption from the obligation to have immigration permits and re-entry permits
  3. Providing entry or exit sign which is safe as Indonesian citizens

What are the criteria for children with dual citizenship?

Foreign Citizen FatherIndonesian Citizen MotherIndonesian Citizen FatherForeign Citizen MotherChildren Status/Criteria
  Children born from legal marriage
  Children born from legal marriage
  Children born from non-legal marriage, recognized by an Indonesian citizen father as his child and the recognition is made before the child turns 18 (eighteen) years of age or has not yet married
  Children born outside the territory of Indonesia
  Children born from non-legal marriage, are not yet 18 (eighteen) years old and have not yet been married, are legally recognized by their foreign citizenship and are still recognized as Indonesian citizens
  Children who have not reached 5 (five) years of age, are legally adopted as children by foreign nationals based on court decisions and are still recognized as Indonesian citizens

Citizenship Law No. 12 of 2006 (Art. 6) stated that children with the above criteria are granted dual citizenship status. The child must choose one and declare their nationality in two conditions. First, if they reach the age of eighteen or if they are getting married.

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Documents Required to Obtain an Affidavit

  • Application letter
  • Affidavit Application Form
  • Indonesian Parents’ KTP
  • Family Card (KK) of Indonesian Parents
  • Child’s Birth Certificate
  • Parents’ Marriage Certificate
  • Foreign passports of foreign parents
  • Children’s Foreign Passport
  • 4×6 size photos of children

How can DOUBLE M help you?

DOUBLE M providing comprehensive legal consultation for expatriates, foreigners, and mix-marriage couples in Indonesia. We also provides consultation regarding work permit in Indonesia as well as stay pertmit in Indonesia.