The Apostille Legalization of Public Documents in Indonesia Implemented from 4 June 2022

Apostillization of public documents in Indonesia is verifying the signature of an authorized official, or a stamp or seal, by comparing the signature or seal in a document with the specimen available in the database of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights (MOLHR).
According to the Convention Abolishing the Requirement for Legalization of Foreign Public Documents (“Convention”), which comes into force in Indonesia on 4 June 2022, the legalization requirement is abolished and replaced with a single Apostille certificate. The appointed competent Authority issues the Apostille Certificate. Indonesia has designated the Directorate General of Legal Administrative Affairs (AHU) at the MOLHR as the competent authority under the Convention. Public documents signed by the authorized officials and/or affixed with an official stamp or seal include:

1) Documents originating from an authority or officials related to the courts or national
tribunals, including those from public prosecutors, court clerks, or bailiffs.
2) Administrative documents.
3) Documents issued by a notary.
4) Official certificates are attached to a Document that an individual signs within the scope of their civil authority, such as certificates that register a Document or the validity period of a Document on a specific date and the verification of the signature of officials and

However, the apostillization does not apply to (1) Documents signed by official diplomatic or consular officers; (2) Administrative documents directly related to commercial or customs activities; (3) Documents issued by an attorney general as a prosecution agency; and (4) A detailed list of the documents to be provided in a separate regulation to be issued by the MOLHR. Please note that the notarization and legalization are still required for the documents excluded under the Apostille Regulation and Documents that are issued in and used for a non-contracting state of the Convention. 

The implementation of the no legalization requirements for foreign public documents issued from Indonesia is expected to benefit both Indonesian and Korean regarding verifying official signatures for many administrative purposes. Apostille certificates that the Competent Authority has issued do not have a valid limit or will not expire. This certainly makes it easier for there is no need to process certificates or documents with the Apostille repeatedly within a certain period. 

We will keep you informed on any updates in connection with Indonesian government policies and regulations. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you need any assistance.

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