Indonesia – Apostille now
From 4 June 2022, Indonesia will accept documents stamped with an apostille.
In the past, documents intended for Indonesia had to be authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). After DFAT authentication, those documents had to then be legalised by the Indonesian Consulate. That’s no longer the case.
As reported earlier, Indonesia became a member of the Apostille Convention on 5 October 2021. As a member of the Apostille Convention, documents intended for Indonesia from other member countries, like Australia, can be stamped with an apostille instead of having to be authenticated and legalised.
It may still take some time for this change to eventually filter through all levels of government in Indonesia. This means, before sending your documents to Indonesia, you should confirm with your lawyer or whoever you’re dealing with in Indonesia that your documents can be stamped with an apostille in Australia and that they will be accepted in Indonesia.
Only documents that are original Australian government documents or documents that have been notarised by a notary public can be authenticated or stamped with an apostille. As a leading provider of notary public services in Sydney, we assist many clients with notarising documents or arranging for the apostille from DFAT on documents that we’ve notarised or on original Australian government documents.
Mulai 4 Juni 2022, Indonesia akan menerima dokumen yang dicap dengan apostille.
Di masa lalu, dokumen yang ditujukan untuk Indonesia harus disahkan oleh Departemen Luar Negeri dan Perdagangan (DFAT). Setelah autentikasi DFAT, dokumen tersebut kemudian harus dilegalisir oleh KJRI. Itu tidak lagi terjadi.
Seperti diberitakan sebelumnya, Indonesia menjadi anggota Konvensi Apostille pada 5 Oktober 2021. Sebagai anggota Konvensi Apostille, dokumen yang ditujukan untuk Indonesia dari negara anggota lainnya, seperti Australia, dapat dicap dengan apostille tanpa harus diotentikasi dan disahkan.
Mungkin masih perlu beberapa waktu untuk perubahan ini akhirnya menyaring semua tingkat pemerintahan di Indonesia. Artinya, sebelum mengirimkan dokumen Anda ke Indonesia, Anda harus mengkonfirmasi dengan pengacara Anda atau siapa pun yang Anda hadapi di Indonesia bahwa dokumen Anda dapat dicap dengan apostille di Australia dan akan diterima di Indonesia.
Hanya dokumen yang merupakan dokumen asli pemerintah Australia atau dokumen yang telah diaktakan oleh notaris publik yang dapat disahkan atau dicap dengan apostille. Sebagai penyedia layanan notaris terkemuka di Sydney, kami membantu banyak klien dengan dokumen notaris atau mengatur apostille dari DFAT pada dokumen yang telah kami notariskan atau pada dokumen asli pemerintah Australia.
Australian notary public services for public documents and private documents
If your documents are public documents (ie, original government documents such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, death certificates etc), then those documents can be stamped with an apostille or authenticated without notarisation. Otherwise, if you want to retain your original public document and you only want to send a certified copy to the intended destination country, then the certified copy of that public document must also be notarised by a notary public before it can be stamped with an apostille or authenticated for legalisation purposes.
If your documents are private documents (ie, non-government documents such as medical reports, education documents or qualifications, business or commercial documents etc), then those documents must be notarised by a notary public before they can be stamped with an apostille or authenticated. In some cases, we must also verify the authenticity of the document with whoever issued it before we can notarise that document. For example, education documents or qualifications must be verified with the relevant school, college or university before they can be notarised and before DFAT will accept them for the purpose of stamping them with an apostille or authenticated for legalisation purposes.
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