This article has been REVISED & UPDATED FOR 2020/21
DISCLAIMER: While we have thoroughly researched this article we cannot guarantee that all the information provided here is 100% accurate or complete. Use this as a guideline only. To get legally married in Bali, we strongly recommend that you seek the assistance of a wedding company in Bali.
If you are Malaysian or Singaporean citizen, then please read this first:
Important info for Malaysian and Singaporean couples who want to get legally married in Bali
Here is how to get legally married in Bali
To get legally married in Bali, you are required to have both a religious and civil ceremony. Although in recent years the civil ceremony is often consolidated with the religious ceremony. For further details on this please consult with your wedding company in Bali.
Both marriage partners need to declare the same religion. Please note the word 'declare' ! I did not say you must be of the same religion. There can be certain implications with regards to the truthfulness of such a declaration. Suffice to say that depending on what religion you declare your declaration may not be subject to scrutiny.
The following religions are recognized in Indonesia:
The religious ceremony and the legal ceremony must be held at the same location on the same day.
Religious ceremonies under Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christian-Protestant faith can be held at a home, a villa, a hotel, a restaurant, a beach or a purpose built wedding venue. Any venue is fine, except Balinese temples.
Can I get legally married without a religious ceremony?
Many brides & couples have asked if they can get legally married without a religious ceremony.
The answer is a clear: NO YOU CANNOT!
Indonesia is a very religious country and therefore it is an absolute must for a wedding to be legal to involve a religious ceremony.
Also, you cannot have a Balinese Hindu ceremony as a substitute !! You can only have a legal wedding under Hindu faith if you can prove that you are Hindu. The same applies for Buddhism.
You may now ask what about the many photos where you have seen foreigners in Bali wearing Balinese attire and involving a Balinese priest. Those were mostly just blessing ceremonies. And do not count as a 'real' Hindu wedding ceremony.
Which brings me to another frequently asked question: Can two persons of the same gender / same sex get married in Bali? Same answer: ABSOLUTELY NOT.
In fact, wedding companies and wedding venues who in the past carried out blessing ceremonies for gay couples have faced strong opposition from society and from politics.
And the local government in Bali is strongly opposed to Bali becoming a destination for any sort of rainbow weddings. You can read more about this in this article and in this article.
You can also have non-legal wedding
Before we go into the details, you need to be aware that you can also have a wedding ceremony without getting legally married in Bali. Just a symbolic ceremony.
A lot of couples do their legal marriage and the required ‘paperwork’ back home.
They then have in Bali a non-legally binding blessing ceremony or commitment ceremony.
Doing so you do not need to worry about the legal requirements. It is also cheaper to do so. For this kind of ceremony, you do not need any papers, and no authorities are involved.
Such kind of Bali weddings are usually performed by a celebrant, who may or may not be a real priest.
Some couples choose to have a wedding ceremony that closely resembles a Christian wedding ceremony. Others prefer to have a ceremony that resembles a traditional Balinese ceremony.
Weddings where a friend or relative of the couple assumes the role of a ministrant are also common.
For these kind of ceremonies, there will be no questions asked about your official faith.
With the ever growing popularity of Bali as a destination for Chinese couples, now the majority of weddings in Bali are non-legally binding wedding ceremonies.
Muslim weddings in Bali
For Muslims, please note that it is not mandatory to have your ceremony in a mosque. But of course, you can also get married in a mosque if you chose to do so.
For Muslims, it is the easiest procedure because there is no need for an additional civil ceremony.
The religious ceremony is carried out by a member of the ‘Kantor Urusan Agama’ – which roughly translates into ‘The office of religious affairs’. And that ceremony is sufficient for you to get legally married. You are also required to produce a document that proves that you are a Muslim.
I often get asked if it is possible in Bali for a non-Muslim foreigner to get married to an Indonesian citizen of Muslim faith. Sorry, not that is not possible. And simply claiming that you are a Muslim won't do the trick either.
Catholic weddings in Bali
If you intend to marry under Catholic faith, you are required to do so in a Catholic church in Bali. And there are a few Catholic churches in Bali that officiate weddings for foreigners.
However, the 'bureaucracy' involved for having a Catholic wedding in Bali can be 'tedious'. Don't be surprised to pay more for a Catholic wedding.
You CANNOT have a Catholic wedding at a villa, in a hotel or one of Bali’s wedding chapels.
Read more about that at: Catholic weddings in Bali no more, or… ? - how to have a Roman Catholic wedding in Bali.
The vast majority of international couples get married in Bali under Protestant faith.
Couples are required to file first a 'Notice of Intention to marry'. This is done at the Civil Registry Office in the regency where they are staying in Bali.
You are also required to present a ‘Certificate of non-Impediment’. This document is usually obtained from your consulate or your embassy in Indonesia. This is where it can get a bit complicated if your country does not have a consulate in Bali.
You may then need to obtain this document from your embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital. Which happens to be over 1000 km away from Bali. But don’t worry it still can be done and you may not need to visit your embassy there. Remember: this varies from country to country.
A 'Certificate of non-Impediment' can also be issued by the local authorities where the individuals live in their home countries.
In both instances, please do this well before your wedding day in Bali as requirements vary by embassy/consulate. For further and more detailed information regarding 'Certificate of Non-Impediment', please contact your embassy or let your wedding planner/coordinator help you.
The following countries have consulates in Bali where you can arrange for ‘Certificate of non-impediment’: Australia, UK, USA, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, New Zealand and many others.
For the Notice of Intention to marry you have to submit the following documents for both partners to the Civil Registry Office in Bali:
- Passport for foreign citizens
- Certified birth certificate
- Certified divorce decree (absolute) or death certificates regarding the termination of all previous marriages if appropriate.
- Four 4x6 cm photos, both partners side by side, bride on right-hand side (with no bare shoulders showing) ( it is easy to get these done in Bali )
- Certificate of Non-Impediment to Marriage' issued by your Consular Representative for Bali or Indonesia. All foreigners who are planning to get legally married in Bali are required to present this!
Additionally, the following documents are required for both partners:
- Passports that are valid for a minimum 6 months from the date of entry into Indonesia
- Valid visas to enter Indonesia - foreign visitors who wish to get legally married in Bali may enter Indonesia as tourists using the tourist visa that is valid for a stay in Indonesia of up to 30 days.
- Birth Certificates (if a copy, and not the original is presented, then the copy must be legalized by a solicitor or by your countries embassy in Indonesia).
- Legalized written statements confirming the status of each individual (single/ widow/ widower/ divorcee etc.).
- Letter from the couple's church. This is only necessary if the couple are both Christians and members of a church and wish to be married in a church in Indonesia. If you plan to get married in a hotel, villa, chapel, beach, etc… this is not necessary.
Here is what a wedding company will ask from you if you want them to arrange a legal wedding for you:
1. Bride and groom must be representatives of the same religion (Christian Protestant, Catholic, Hindu, Buddhist or Muslim)
2. You would need to submit the following documents approximately one months in advance to your wedding:
- Copy of single certificate (or Divorce certificate if you have been married before, or Death certificate for widow)
- Copy of passport (both bride and groom)
- Copy of birth certificate (both bride and groom)
- Copy of passport of 2 witnesses (if you don't have any witnesses for your ceremony, we can provide them)
- Filled out form from the Indonesian Civil Office (your wedding planner or whoever arranges the wedding for you will provide this)
- 8 Photos 4x6cm, both partners side by side
- Copy of baptism certificate
- CNI letter: (Certificate of Non-Impediment to Marriage) that states that there are no objections to getting married legally in Indonesia.
To get the CNI you need to make an appointment at either your consulate in Bali or your embassy in Jakarta. You will need to visit one of those a few days before the wedding.
I hope this article is useful to you and you now have a better idea of how to get legally married in Bali. Feel free to ask us questions on this but we may not have all the answers. We recommend that you involve a wedding planner or a wedding coordinator or another party to assist you to get legally married in Bali.
Now that you know everything there is on how to get legally married you may want to find out about:
THE COST OF GETTING LEGALLY MARRIED IN BALI
Or let me know if I can help you:
One last thing: Would you like to be part of a friendly community of brides and couples who like you are planning to have their wedding in Bali?
If yes, then I have good news for you. We have a created a Facebook group where you can ask questions and get answers to your questions from leading wedding experts in Bali.
There a team of seasoned wedding experts, including myself provide free and independent advice on all things relating to having a destination wedding in Bali.
I would like to personally invite you to join at:
See also the following articles:
This article is for those who have just started to research and plan a wedding in Bali. I will explain you about the different types of weddings in Bali. And all that you need to know. And the important questions you need to ask and answer.
In this article, we answer our reader's most burning question: What is the COST OF A BALI WEDDING? We will also compare various options and how you can make your budget get you exactly the destination wedding in Bali you were hoping for.
Three reasons why you should not get married in Bali
We get a lot of inquiries from couples who wish to get married in Bali for the wrong reasons. Or who have a wrong understanding about regulations and laws for getting married in Bali. Therefore, I thought it may be a good idea to write an article to clear up some common misperceptions about getting married in Bali.
Hi, can a couple from Hong Kong be legally married in Bali? Thank you!
Great – thank you so much. For more infos about how to get legally married in Bali please see the following:
HOW TO GET LEGALLY MARRIED IN BALI
If you want to bring this further please email me.
Any change on the whole Gay couple marriage?
Nope. And it is unlikely that there will be a change any time soon.
Hello, I have a question about witnesses…. we are getting married legally at our villa, with both my partner and I declaring Christian Protestent faith.
Q- do our witnesses need to declare the same faith as us ?
We were wanting to ask our Indonesian friends who are Hindu
Any knowledge on this would be great. Thank you
Please see my answers to this in our Facebook group at:
All the Best
Hi, I’m malaysian.
My fiance to from malaysia. He already married but his wife disappear 3years ago. We both a Hindu so can we get married in bali. What’s the procedure.
Hi there , i am Australian Citizen and muslim , my woman indonesian catholic , i want to merry her in bali , i want to merry her as i am a muslim in an islamic way then she wants to get blessing at the church , is that possible
I recommend you discuss this in detail with your wedding planner. The Indonesian law stipulates that both marriage partners have to have same religion.
Happy Wedding – Jameela Tey
My partner is German and I am a UK Citizen. We are both currently living in Australia (but have not yet got Permanent Residency or citizenship) and are getting married in Bali. Do you know, given this situation what documentation is required and which embassy’s need to be visited? Based on my reading it appears my partner will need a CNI (from the German embassy) and I/we will need to sign an Affadavit at the British embassy and then take those to the Indonesian embassy in Bali. Is this correct?
Hope you are well. My partner and I are looking to have a legal ceremony in Bali, but we are actually both not religious.
We are happy to put down either our parents’ religion for the purposes of the ceremony, BUT what we are potentially concerned about who will be the there from the religion to officiate the wedding and also what they will say.
For example – if we are Buddhist, is it a monk that officiates the wedding? Do they say anything? or do they just need to be present on the day somewhere watching? Also if they are required to say something, do you have any idea what this may include?
Many thanks, Phillip
Thank you so much for choosing our wonderful Bali as your wedding destination.
I have the ideal solution for you to get legally married, even when you are not too religious. Please see the following:
Buddhist Weddings in Bali
You ask: about who will be the there from the religion to officiate the wedding and also what they will say.
They do neither say nor ask much… see the article.
But yes they NEED TO PERFORM A RELIGIOUS CEREMONY. There is no way around this. But that ceremony does not ‘hurt’ – trust me. Been there, done that.
You will then also need some wedding company who can arrange it all for you. Please drop me an email if you want me to find a professional and reliable company to assist you with that.
Hope this helps.
SOCIETY OF BALI WEDDING PROFESSIONALS
I have a similar question to lots of other people: I’m Dutch and officially Catholic, my fiancee is Indonesian and Muslim. He doesn’t want to change religion, but I don’t want to be a muslim. For his family a ceremonial wedding would mean a lot, so I’d be happy to do that. But I realize a legal wedding in Bali wouldn’t work for us. Would you recommend for us to get legally married and then have a ceremonial wedding in Bali? Or the other way around? Or would you have any other suggestions? Thanks in advance!
My fiancé is French and I’m Filipina. We are planning to get married in Bali in May 2020. We are both Protestants. I just want to know if the wedding in Bali will be also recognized as a legal wedding in the Philippines? I had a colleague who had a problem with the legalization of her marriage in Bali. They had to get married in a Catholic church in the Philippines first, then they had their ceremony in Bali. I just want to make sure of the legalization of the wedding in the Philippines too. Thank you
Perfect – thank you so much for choosing Bali as your wedding destination. In response to your question you should see the following:
Hope this helps
Happy Wedding – Jameela Tey
Chairwoman of the SOCIETY OF BALI WEDDING PROFESSIONALS
My partner and I may have plans Eloping 2018 for a legal beach wedding. I’m filipina and he is swedish. He is an atheist and Im catholic. Any suggestions? Also, need ideas about the processes of legal documents.Hope to hear from you soon.
Hello, dear. I wanna ask you. My mother in law wants to get married in Bali. She is Singaporean and her fiance is Moroccan. But she stays in USA now. And her fiance in Morocco. Plus both of them are divorced.
What documents they will need or they have to provide?? As they both are muslims and want to get legally married in Indonesia. Really hope you would answer and help me out. Thank you very much.
Hi! I want to get married in Bali next year. I and my fiancé are both from Philippines but we live in Dubai. We want the marriage to be legal in Dubai first then Philippines. How can we do that after the marriage?
Thank you so much for being in touch. We have already replied via email.
THE SOCIETY OF BALI WEDDING PROFESSIONALS
Hi getting married in Bali soon how do I oblain a legalised written statement and also how to you prove your religious status. Thanks
Hi is it possible to get married in bali due to our religion differences? I am a filipina ( Christian- Protestant) and my fiancee is Indian (Hindu).Can u pls send me all the needed requirements and how much it will cost. And we are planning to apply for tourist visa this end of july 2017.Thank You!
We sent you an email Joy, please check!
Hi there. I have a similar question. Both me and my partner are Hindu and getting legally married end of July. We have booked everything but the wedding venue said that they couldn’t do Hindu religious ceremony which is ok since we are planning to do this separately after a year in our home country. I guess my question is if we do our religious ceremony in Buddhism will it matter since we only just want to get legally married ?
And also I don’t really know the criteria for their 2 legal witnesses. All they told me was that it can not be anyone related. I would appreciate the help if you could shine some light on this.
We already sent you an email, hope that helps!
I would like to get married in a Catholic church as my fiance is Catholic, but I am a protestant. Do I have to declare myself to be Catholic to have a legal wedding? Also, if I have an arrest record for a misdemeanor in the US, will that prevent me from getting a certificate from the police of good behavior—and do I need one if I am not planning on living in Indonesia?
hello good day,i have question?me and my fiancee australian,have plan to get married in bali..but i have only my true copy to original my divorce papers..is it possible that we can get married over there ..i am from the phillipines..
Hi Ivy, we contacted you via the email.
HI, Greetings from India
Please help and Need your advice, I got a query from my family.
They are planning a wedding in Bali and would like to know that the marriage can be registered in Bali or it needs to be registered in India?
Thank you for your enquiry Diego, we just sent you an email!
Hi. Myself and my dutch partner are living in Bali (Sanur) and need to get married asap – our child is due in 6 weeks! We haven’t been able to get this sorted earlier as her company screwed up her kitas and immigration held her passport until this week. Should have the non-impediment certs tomorrow.
Can you recommend someone who can help us through this quickly before the baby pops out?
We just sent you an email Steve
Hi, we are both Indonesian and planning to have a wedding in Bali soon. The concern is we have a different religions, I’m Christian and my partner is Muslim. Can we get married legally in Bali? In which religion do you think possible? Thanks in advance 🙂
Just sent you an email Odette, terima kasih!
Hi there, I am Indonesian Protestant (not baptized) and my fiancé is Australian Catholic (baptized) Do you think it’s easier to get married legally in Australia and have just a blessing ceremony in Bali? or is Protestant/Catholic wedding allowed in Bali? Thank you.
Hello Mira, we sent you an email, thank you for enquiring.
Hi, i am a Filipina revert muslim and my fiancee is a jordanian muslim. We are planning to get marry in Bali in islamic marriage. can you please tell us what are things or requirements we need to prepare for the legality of marriage in Sharia law and how much it will cost us. My brother who is also revert muslim will be my Guardian and all aware of our plan but not sure if he can attend, so it might be that it will be just the two of us.
Thank you so much for any help you can extend. More power.
We just sent you an email Fatima, thank you for your enquiry!
Hi I’m Canadian and my fiance is Iraqi but we would like to marry in Indonesia as we will be travelling there for vacation, and we are both Muslim so we would like to have a Muslim ceremony. I have a few questions for you:
* do we need witnesses as it will be just the two of us
* how do we prove our religion
* how long will it take to get the marriage certificate and is there mandatory wait periods before getting married
* do we need to provide them with 4×6 photos of us
* Does it matter if I was born in Saudi Arabia and don’t hold citizenship there but I have my original birth certificate so will I need to get it translated and notarized? And if so by the Canadian government?
Sorry I know I asked a lot of questions but if you can share any more details on how the process will work for my particular situation I would really appreciate all the assistance.
Manny, we sent you an email
hi, i’m an indonesian and my fiancee is an american. we plan to get married this august. is it adviceable to get married in both countries or just one country is enough (in USA)?
how is it be done?
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Hello Jameela, my fiancé and I would love to have a very simple wedding in he beach, just the two of us. I am British and he is Canadian/Brazilian. Can you advise what paperwork will be needed and a wedding company to help with planning please? Many thanks, Liz
Me and my Partner are looking to elope in May 2017 – we are both Australian Citizans – are you able to email exactly what we need to organise both in Australia and in Bali for a legal ceremony.
Just emailed you now, please check.
Hi Liz, we just sent you an email, hope that helps!
Hi I am American and my girlfriend is Indonesian and lives in Indonesian. We want to get married in Bali this September. We want the marriage to be legally recognized in Indonesia. Can you send me the email also. Thank you.
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I am Indonesian and my boyfriend is American. We plan to get marry in Bali.simple ceremony just me and my bf.fyi,i am catholic. Any idea how to get this done? Thanks in advance
We just sent you an email, thank you!
I’m American and my boyfriend is Balinese. I’m aware of the ceremonies I have to do to become Hindu before getting legally married, however we recently found out we are pregnant and I want to be married before the baby is born, so he can sign the birth certificate for Indonesian citizenship. We were going to wait to wed at the babies 3 month ceremony, but after researching the legalities it seems like it would be much easier if we were married before. I was just wondering if it’s possible to do the Hindu ceremonies and wedding with just the priest and s couple witnesses rather than a full family wedding since we don’t have much money at the moment. Is this possible? We would more than likely have a symbolic wedding type ceremony later with the family, but I just want to know the easiest and cheapest way to get legally married first. Please let me know if you have any information about this. Thanks!
It would be best for you to discuss this with a wedding company in Bali.
Hello.. My name is maria i am an Indonesian. Me and my boyfriend are planning to get legally married in Bali. My boyfriend is a Germany. We want a simple wedding with no guests if possible in a chapel or in the beach. Can you inform us what we have to prepare for this, some recommended venues and price range. Thank you for the help.
Thank you for your enquiry, we just sent you an email.
Good day. I am from Nigeria while my partner from Australia, both protestant-christians. We are ruminating to have quite a concised and simple wedding in Bali or Jakarta as we both fell in love with the beauty of these cities. We intend not to make the wedding ceremony a colossal one. It’s going to have to be myself and my fiance’s family in total of number of 6 persons. We would please solicit your input or better still a link up with a wedding planner to confer us counsels, at our expense even.
We would deeply appreciate for your kind succor as regards to the above.
Thanks in advance, and please remain in His steps.
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My name is Henry me and my finance would like to have legally married in Bali we both do not have religion
What steps do we have to do to get them legally married while over in Bali? Cause my wedding planner said I need to have Baptism Certificate, is it necessary? Cause I do not think we can get it from our country. We would like to have our ceremony in Christian-Protestant way.
We replied to you via the email, thank you.
Hi my Neice and her fiancé are wanting to be legally married in Bali they are both Australian with no religion
What steps do we have to do to get them legally married while over in Bali
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Would you prehaps know is it a must to apply first( in advance) for “notice to mary” at the Civil registry office?
I am an expat an got married to local Bali hindu few weeks ago…with me accepting hindu and religious and civil ceremonies were held. But we were not aware or requreiment to reistry first…can it be done retroactivly? Or which step to take now?
Thank you for the enquiry, we replied via the email.
My fiance’ and I were to get married in Bali, I’ am filipino and my fiance’ is Indian and were both catholic. could you please advise what are the requirements required and is civil wedding is allowed?
Thank you for your enquiry, we replied via the email.
Hi, Were Filipino’s me and my fiancee, were planning to get married in Bali after 2 months, can you help us and give as any idea how to prepare since were here in UAE, we wanted to get a simple civil wedding were christian so we dont mind if we get married in protestant or pastor, Pleas help us to do this favor and the hotel too which we can stay and held the ceremony of the wedding, Thank you so much waiting your prompt reply.
Please check your inbox! 🙂
I am indonesian and my fiancee is from china. We are planning to register our marriage in bali. Can you kindly advise on the procedure or perhaps recommend on any agent who can assist us on this? Thank you
Hi Teguh, thank you for your enquiry. We replied via the email. Wishes!
Hi, I’m Malaysian and my boyfriend is Nepali..and I’m buddhism while my boyfriend is Hindusm… We’re planning to get a travel marriage to Bali with simple legally registered marriage on August 2017.. may i know more information regardig this??? Thanks.. 🙂
We just sent you an email, thank you.
We are both Australian citizens and non practising Christians and we want to be legally married in Bali late 2017. We are on a very small budget and just want to be married in front of 4-6 family and friends. How can we make it as cheap as possible? Thankyou
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I am a British citizen looking to marry my Indonesian girlfriend this year. Please advise by email.
Hi John, sent you an email indeed 🙂
Im an Australian citizen and my fiance is is a New Zealand citizen. We’re having our wedding in Bali, it will be a blessing ceremony. We’re looking to get legally in Australia before heading to bali for the blessing ceremony. Do you know if my fiance would need a visa to be legally married in australia? Thanks!
Thanks Daniel for your enquiry, please check your inbox, we replied
Hi I am australian and have applied for my permanent residency here in Canada. My fiancé is canadian and raised Catholic. I was baptized Anglican (a form of christianity) due to our loved ones being so far apart we have decided we want to elope this year in late September and were hoping for Bali. There will be six of us in total, we want something simple, were hoping for a beach or villa ceremony and were all planning to stay together in a villa anyway. We ONLY want the ceremony to say the I Do’s and sign the certificate, would you still suggest a wedding planner? And how do we go about working out where to do it. Any help would be much appreciated
Hey Claire, replied via the email 😉
Hi Jameela, me and my fiancee are from South Africa and are both Christians. We are both divorced and would like to get legally married in Bali. I previously visited Bali already twice and love Bali and the culture. how would we go about?
Our reply is waiting for you in the inbox 🙂
Hello – can you please advise how a South African can obtain a Certificate of No Impediment? We are Canadian and South african, currently working in Papua, Indonesia. We wish to be married in Bali this year. Is it possible for us to get his CNI from the South African Embassy in Jakarta?
hi. im a filipina and my partner is australian and we love to get married in bali, maybe in a villa. i was just wondering if we can get only a marriage celebrant only to officiate the wedding.
my visa here in australia is still temporary resident visa. is it possible to get married and please advice what are the requirements we need to prepare?
We replied to this enquiry via the email. Happy wedding!
Hi my partner and I are Australians and would love to get legally married in Bali, I’m Catholic and he has no religion. We would love to get married on the beach. Please advise if this is possible and if so how?
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Hi, I would love to discuss our plan of having a wedding ceremony in Bali. I and my partner would want it to happen in November or December. Please message me soon.
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More I read about religious wedding in Bali more I am confuse (even my fiancee who is an Indonesian woman starts to be lost).
Could you be help me a bit, please?
I have a catholic baptism and she has a protestant baptism. Do one of them need to be converted for a religious wedding?
I have a double nationality (French and Australian), does the civil registration person can legalize the weeding for the both countries if I provide all legal documents to him?
Thank you for your help.
We send few useful articles for you to read, hopefully that helps!
I and my girlfriend Muslim’s and we want get married in bali.she is from kuwait and im from sirya so any suggestions
Help please ?
I’m a Muslim from Lebanon and my fiance is christian from Malaysia and I was wondering if polygamy is allowed ?
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Please check your inbox! 🙂
We are Malaysians, one is of Muslim faith and the other is of Hindu faith – we love each other very much. We intend to get married in Bali. However, since we the both of us are of different faith, will this impose any problems? As me being a Hindu, I do strongly intend to remain as a Hindu lifelong. Please advise me on this 🙂
Sheena, our recommendation is in your inbox ! Happy to be of help dear – J
My fiancé is Muslim (Indonesian), and I am Protestant (American). What would be your advice for us to get married legally in Indonesia?
Good day James,
We have replied to your question via email.
Please check it out 🙂
Hello, me and my boyfriend are willing to get married in Bali. We both are atheist, how can we work it out as there is an religious ceremony as necessary. We both are from Czech republic. Thank you.
Hi there Kateřina, what a lovely idea to elope here on our beautiful island! All the helpful information is sent to you Kateřina. Warmest Regards, Jameela
My partner and I would like to get legally married in Bali. He is Muslim and I am Christian. Could you please email me details of the best way to go about this. Timeline and costs.
Hi Millie, we have sent this to you 🙂 Cheers J
Hi, I’m giving married (muslim) in UK next January and we want to get legally married in Bali next February. we want something small with ours 2 witness, she is british and i’m french and wondering what kind of paperwork we need to be legally married. and any suggestion for the planning of a small ceremony by the beach?
We have a bunch of suggestions for you sir! We have emailed this to you. Thank you and have a great day
Hello, we are NZ citizens living in australia and wanting to get married in Bali, just us and our three children. Can you please send me any information on the process required for this? We would like to avoid having two ceremonies.
Hi Amanda, totally understandable! We have replied to you via email with some helpful information 🙂 Check it out! – Jameela
We are in the same situation as Amanda, can you please send me the information on a legal wedding in Bali?
You should receive our reply via the email in a few minutes 😉
Hi! Me and my fiancée are planning on getting married in Bali at the beginning of next year, I’ve done my research on what paperwork is involved etc but I just wondered, if you both declare yourselves a religion (for example Hindu) do you have to have the full traditional religious ceremony for that religion or can you make the ceremony more what you want / simpler? I love Hindu wedding ceremonies but they are pretty long and involved and if we’re not strict followers of that religion we don’t necessary want the full religious ceremony? Or is that part of the deal of declaring yourselves of that religion, you have to have the proper ceremony traditional to the religion you’ve declared?
In all my research I’ve found no mention to this! Any info would be so helpful!
Thanks! 🙂 ॐ
Hi Amelia! Luckily we DO have info on this and it’s in your inbox as we speak. Cheers – J
Hello, I have a question I want to get marry to my girlfriend, she is catholic and I’m muslim, is it possible to get marry in Bali ?
Hi,it is possible to get married in Bali with different religious?? I’m Muslim and my boyfriend Christian.
Yes it is Kayla. Thank you for asking us for help. Our recommendations on how to organize your special day is send to your email address 🙂 Warmest Regards
Yes it is! Check your email to find out how 😉 Cheers!
Hi, I am Indonesian and my Fiance portuguese, We are planning to have wedding in Bali on October and make it Legal civil.. please let us know if that possible
Hi Mega, please check your email and get in contact with your Bali wedding planner 🙂 Warmest Regards Jameela
Hi my name is Jason I live and work in Australia my partner lives and works in Bali I am catholic she is Muslim our baby is due on November 17 we wish to be legally married in Bali before our baby is born we have approximately eight weeks left before the due date please can you help
Hey Jason, we can help! Please see our email and let us know what more we can do for you. Cheers – Jameela
Hi! My boyfriend is Indonesian muslim and family pretty serious about following religion. I am Spanish catholic but I dont practice any religion. In order to be legally married in Bali is it possible to have a civil wedding only? if religious wedding must be hold as well, then how to solve the fact that we don’t share the same religion?
The solution is in your inbox ! Cheers , J
I am from Australia and my partner from Egypt.
We want to come to Bali to get legally married. Is this possible?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Hi Lola! Everything you need to arrange for your beautiful legal Bali wedding is explained in our email to you 🙂 Happy Wedding – Jameela Tey
Hi . Me and my partner are from the uk and we want to get married in Bali. Can the marriage be legal to bring back to the uk?
Hi Ken! Yes you can! More info on arrangements is in your inbox 😉 Warmest Regards – Jameela
Hi, my best friend and her partner are wanting to get married in Bali and want to make it legal but they are not religious. Can they still get married???
Hi Serena they can still get legally married, more info on that you will find in your email inbox. Warmest Regards Jameela
My fiance and I wants to get married in Bali this coming October. Im from Philippines and he is an Aussie. Is my wedding coordinator can get the certificate of non impediment for me in may embassy which is in Jakarta? And can you please give me some tips and advice? Thank you. Cheers!
Hi Sheena, thank you for your message and for choosing our beautiful island Bali as your wedding destination!
Your wedding planner will indeed be the one to arrange your legal paperwork for you – did you already find your wedding planner?
If not, please take a look at: (top vendors > wedding planners)
Warmest Regards, Jameela
Hi, Iam Vietnamese, my fiance is Italian. How long to take legally married in Bali? What papers we need to apply and what would the cost be? Could your company arrange everything?
We have answered you via email Melissa. Warmest Regards
Thanks for the very helpfull article.
I just need your kind help to know in particular to my case:
Both me abd my fiance are Arabs
I am lebanese and he is from Ssudi Arabia
He is already martied and I am to be his second wife.
Can you please let me know ehat happens in this case? Can we get legally married in Bali?
Really appreciate your help.
Hi Doha! I have replied to your question via email 🙂 Cheers
Im interested in wedding in bali we are ortodox, latvians passport holders.
Kristina, thank you for your message, there is a reply regarding your preferences – sent to your email. Happy Wedding – Jameela
Hi my fiancé is from Bali and is Muslim religion but not a practicing one. I’m COE.
We are wanting to marry in Bali in October this year. Just something small and romantic with a few friends.
Can you advise what is best for us.
What a beautiful plan Kaz! My recommendation for what is best for you, is in your inbox 🙂 Warmest Regards
Girlfriend Vietnamese I am Australian. To get legally married in Bali in the cheapest way, what would the cost be, and could you arrange everything.
Herb, thank you for your message, I have sent you everything you need to know via email. Cheers, Jameela
I am an Australian citizen but half Balinese by birth and wanted to have a non-legal Balinese commitment ceremony with my partner (he is an Irish citizen on a working visa here in Australia). The reason we want a commitment ceremony is due to the fact that we’d prefer to do all the legal requirements in Australia and Ireland. But I have a strong connection with Bali and it would mean a lot to me to have something small and intimate there.
Do you know whether or not we need to put an Intent to Marry form or anything like that to do a commitment ceremony?
Any advise or help is greatly appreciated!
Hi Annie, I do totally understand and what a beautiful ceremony it will be.. My advise is in your inbox 😉 – Jameela
Hello! We are two Lithuanian passport holders ( EU) and living in Spain. We are thinking to have legal wedding in Bali february 2017. Just us two and 2 witnesses somewhere on the beach, romantic , simple and on the budget. We are not into religious wedding though we are both catolics. Would be thankfull if you can give us more information according to our case. Thank you!
Hi there! We have replied to you by email 🙂 Feel free to let us know if there’s anything else we can assist on – J
HI me and my fiancee wants to get married in Bali fiancee Chinese maaysian and me Moroccan .probably on 16 or 15 we go to Bali is urgent we want to get married .I have my single statement from embassy .and birth certificate. My fiancee she’s devorce please I’ll apreciate asap respond
Hi Taha! Please check your inbox! Cheers – J
Hi, my partner and I are British, working and living in Australia. We are having a non legal ceremony in the uk in August but are not in the uk long enough to be legally married. We are thinking of getting legally married in Bali, just us and 2 witnesses. We need inexpensive, Small, very low key, intimate ceremony, just us and 2 witnesses, somewhere scenic around Seminyak, maybe on the beach then we will just go for a nice meal somewhere as our big ceremony and celebration is taking place in the UK. Is this possible in a 5 day holiday and if so can you recommend a planner that will not cost too much and is experienced in small and simple?
Please check your inbox 🙂 Warmest Regards – Jameela
Hi my name is jane, we’re planning to get 2nd wedding in nus a dua bali this coming September 2016, we want simple wedding no guests. Can we do that to the hotel we’re we stay at? Please reply me to my email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Please check your inbox 😉 Cheers – J
Hi, may i get this information too please 🙂
Please see your email inbox 🙂 Warmest Regards – J
Hi. My name is ali. I live in Aus. I’m planning to do my sister wedding over there.
My number is(0061405185394) I’m in uk now in 3 weeks going back to Aus thanks hope to hear from u ASAP thanks
Hi Ali, I have tried to reply to you through email ..but it bounces back. Please let me know (email@example.com) how I can be of further assistance to you – what are you looking for? Thanks! J
I am from the UK and I wished to have a legally recognised Civil Ceremony in Bali and bring the certificate back to the UK obviously register here.
My religious ceremony (We are both Muslim thus the Islamic ceremony) will be conducted in UK before we fly out to Bali.
How do I go about obtaining and doing my Civil Ceremony in Bali. It would just be me and my Husband coming to Bali, do we require witnesses etc. Also as for filing the papers into the local authorities how far in advance do we need to do this? Can I submit any papers from the UK and upon arrival at Bali have my civil ceremony conducted?
Many thanks in advance
Hi Sam! Thank you for your message. It’s the best to partner up with a wedding planner to arrange this. They have the contacts and are experienced in legal Muslim ceremonies. Did you take a look at https://baliweddingblog.com/bali-wedding-planner/ or https://baliweddingblog.com/wedding-planning-wedding-planners/ ? You can also email me at any time if you prefer that (firstname.lastname@example.org) Warmest Regards – J
I am an indian passport holder. I have family in india. But i got married with indonesia divorced women. She having 1 male kids from her previous life. But i accepted that kids heartily as my blood. About our previous family we both talked and discussed openly. We didnt hide anything each other. Now i would like to give to indonesia wife legal rights with me forever.
But from india government has been changed many law last few months. For us very difficult to get NOC for indonesia legal marrige.
Very important that i have conviced with indian family that i would get marry legal in indonesia.
From them will not come any problem.
They will agree with my decision.
Therefore will you please help me to solve my problem and help us our dream life come true.
Thank you for being in touch. As for specifics relating to legal arrangements for a wedding in Bali you may want to discuss this directly with your wedding planner. Please let us know if we can assist you finding a suitable planner in Bali.
Happy Wedding – Jameela