Guide to Obtaining Indonesian Children Passport with Dual Citizenship

Indonesian citizenship is like being part of a big family from a land of stunning beaches, lush jungles, and rich traditions. It’s not just about having a piece of paper; it’s a connection to the heart of Indonesia. It means you can live, work, and soak up the culture here, whether you were born Indonesian or earned your stripes through naturalization. It also gives you the power to vote in local and national elections, making you part of the decision-making process in this diverse and beautiful nation. So, Indonesian citizenship is more than just legal status – it’s an invitation to become part of Indonesia’s colourful tapestry.

For Indonesian dual-citizen parents living abroad, ensuring their children have access to their heritage and opportunities is essential. If you are an Indonesian parent and have children with dual citizenship, one crucial document you’ll want to secure is an Indonesian passport and their nationality. As the Republic of Indonesia welcomes its citizens from all corners of the world, Social Expat will assist you in ensuring that your children can enjoy the rights and privileges of their Indonesian heritage.

Understanding Indonesian Passport for Dual National Children

Before diving into the passport application process, it’s essential to understand the implications of dual citizenship. Indonesia allows dual citizenship in limited circumstances, but there are conditions and restrictions that you should be aware of. According to the Directorate General of Immigration of the Republic of Indonesia, Children of Indonesian with limited dual citizenship or foreign national who were born before August 1st, 2006, can be granted an Indonesian passport with a stamp in the passport as children with dual citizenship status. Three years is the time limit for choosing one citizenship, whether to keep their Indonesian after 18 years of age or married.

These procedures are based on Indonesian law number 12 of 2006 to obtain Indonesian citizenship for dual citizenship for children.

  • Children who were born before August 1, 2006, must get an immigration permit; if they have not applied for permanent registration, it can be processed at the local immigration office.
  • Parents/guardians must report to the local immigration office by attaching a passport and Ministerial Decree regarding the acquisition of limited dual citizenship after the permanent registration.
  • All the immigration documents need to be returned.
  • Children with limited dual citizenship who were born after August 1st, 2006, The Republic of Indonesia Travel Document can be granted for Children even if they have a foreign passport and a stamp of limited dual citizenship.

Note:

*Another citizenship of children’s passport required to attach an affidavit by paying IDR 400,000.

Passport Application Requirements

  • A legit Indonesian identity card (KTP) or certificate of moving abroad
  • A family card (KK)
  • A birth certificate, marriage certificate, diploma
  • A certificate of citizenship legitimate by the legislation
  • An authorised official issued a statement letter of name changes (Applicable for those who changed their name)

Step-by-step Instructions for Getting an Indonesian Passport for Dual-Citizen Children

  • Complete the Application Form: Obtain the Indonesian passport application form from your nearest Indonesian embassy or consulate. Fill out the form with accurate and complete information.
  • Passport photo and fingerprint records: Your child may need to provide biometric data at the embassy or consulate, including fingerprints and a photograph.
  • Interview
  • Verification
  • Processing: After submitting the application, you must wait for the passport to be processed. Processing times can vary, so inquire about the expected duration.
  • Adjudication

Payment Fee

  • Regular non-electronic passport (48 pages):  IDR 350,000
  • Regular electronic passport (48 pages):  IDR 650,000
  • Same-day expedited passport service fee:  IDR 1,000,000

Note:
*The expedited passport service fee excludes the passport application fee.

Obtaining an Indonesian passport for your dual-citizen children ensures they can fully embrace their heritage and exercise their rights as Indonesian citizens. However, the process can be complex and vary depending on location and circumstances. To streamline the process and avoid any potential issues, it’s highly recommended to consult with the Indonesian embassy or consulate in your host country. They can provide you with the most up-to-date information and guidance specific to your situation, ensuring a smooth passport application process for your children.

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