Indonesia ratified the Apostille Convention, but you will still need to legalize your documents "the old ways"

On 4 January 2021 Indonesia enacted the Presidential Regulation No. 2 of 2021 on the Ratification of Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents, which came into force on 5 January 2021 (PR 2/2021).

Simplification of the legalization1  process of foreign public documents is intended to improve public services as well as promote the ease of doing business in Indonesia.

Once the PR 2/2021 became effective, an "Apostille Certificate" issued by the appointed authority in Indonesia, shall be obtained in order to certify the authenticity of signatures and not the content of foreign public documents to be used in other member states of the Apostille Convention. The aforementioned certificate shall affix the title of "Apostille (Convention de La Haye du 5 octobre 1961)" in accordance with the provision under Article 4 of the Apostille Convention.

As of the date of this article, the aforementioned authority who will be issuing the "Apostille Certificate" has yet to be appointed and the implementing regulation that is expected to govern the technicality of such process, has yet to be issued. So for now, you will still need to legalize your documents "the old ways."

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1. Legalization means the formality by which the diplomatic or consular agents of the country in which the document has to be produced certify the authenticity of the signature (Art. 2 of the Apostille Convention).


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