Police Clearance Certificate in Indonesia

Police Clearance Certificate in Indonesia is an official document issued by the Indonesian Police to the applicant to declare that the applicant has a clean criminal record. In Indonesian terms, the document is also known as Surat Keterangan Catatan Kepolisian or SKCK. Both Indonesian and foreign citizens who hold KITAS or KITAP, can applyh for SKCK. SKCK is valid for 6 months since the day it was issued and can be extended when it’s past due. 

Why Do You Need a Police Clearance Certificate in Indonesia?

For foreign citizens, an SKCK is an important document. You will need to have an SKCK if you want to apply for permanent residency, apply for jobs and apply for naturalization as an Indonesian citizen. 

Not only for administrative processes, foreign citizens may also need SKCK in more casual situations. For example, many car vendors in Bali require potential renters to show their SKCK before they can officially rent their vehicles. The document is very useful to show that you have a clean criminal record. 

Requirements to Get Police Clearance Certificate in Indonesia

There are several requirements that you must prepare in order to get SKCK in Indonesia, such as:

  1. Application Letter from your sponsor or employer
  2. Copy of ID Card or Wedding Certificate if the sponsor is your Indonesian spouse.
  3. Copy of Passport.
  4. Copy of Limited Stay Permit (KITAS) or Permanent Stay Permit (KITAP).
  5. Copy of Expatriate Employment Permit (IMTA) from the Ministry of Manpower.
  6. Copy of STM (Surat Tanda Melapor) from the Police.
  7. Fingerprint documents.
  8. 6 pieces of photos in 4 cm x 6 cm size with yellow background, formal outfit, showing your clear face without accessories. 
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Procedures to Get a Police Clearance Certificate in Indonesia

You can get the Police Clearance Certificate in Indonesia through offline and online procedures:

  1. Offline Procedures
  • Visit the nearest police office while bringing all the required documents.
  • Fill out a form about your personal information.
  • Submit your fingerprints.
  • Complete the payment of the administration fee.
  1. Online Procedures

Based on the notification letter of the National Police Chief number: B/2134/III/REN.2./2023/DivTIK, starting from March 20, 2023 online SKCK applications can be applied through the SUPERAPPS PRESISI POLRI application which can be downloaded via Google Play Store and App Store

How can Double M help?

Police Clearance Certificate in Indonesia is an important document in a lot of circumstances. With Double M’s help, you can meet all the requirements and obtain the document with no hassle.