Named Best Island by Travel & Leisure in 2010, and largely considered to be one of the most beautiful places in the world – Indonesia’s island of Bali continues to be a destination wedding favorite among wedding couples. Boasting world-class beaches, mesmerizing natural attractions, rich culture, great food and a plethora of things to do – Bali makes a memorable wedding destination for the outdoor lover, culture seeker, and luxury traveler alike.
As tempting as it might be to lounge on Bali’s breathtaking beaches all day, wedding couples will want to take advantage of everything the island has to offer. Bali has it all – from metropolitan to ecological and cultural attractions. Wedding parties can dine at one of Bali’s internationally known restaurants, take in a traditional Balinese dance performance, visit one of the island’s beautiful Hindu temples, or explore Bali’s diverse selection of natural attractions, which range from mountains to the coast.
Don’t miss the food and arts culture of Ubud or the Taman Ayun Temple, a UNESCO world heritage site. Finally, a visit to Bali would be incomplete without (for the luxury seeker) visiting one of their famous spas or (for the activity seeker) scuba diving at one of the island’s many incredible dive sites.
In general, Indonesian nationals and persons of any other nationality may get married legally in Indonesia provided they both hold a religion recognized by the Indonesian Government (Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, or Christian Catholic/Protestant). Marriages may be performed by Ministers of Religion, officers of the Kantor Catatan Sipil (Civil Registry Office), or the Kantor Urusan Agama (Office of Religious Affairs). For a marriage to be legal, it must be conducted according to the religion, and conform to the laws of the countries of the parties involved.
To obtain a legal marriage certificate in Indonesia, couples must possess a valid passport that has been valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of entry into Indonesia, as well as a valid visa. Couples must also produce a birth certificate and a legal statement of marriage status for each individual. The minimum age to get married in Indonesia is 16 years old for females, and 19 years old for males. If the couple would like a Christian, Hindu or Buddhist wedding, they must report and register with the Civil Registration Office in Indonesia; for Christians who wish to be married in an Indonesian church, they will need a written letter from their Church. For those who wish to be married according to Islamic law, the marriage must be reported and registered with the Religious Affairs Office in Indonesia. For non-muslim marriages, expect a ten-day waiting period before a marriage certificate is available. Finally, two witnesses over the age of 18 must be present during the marriage ceremony, and employess of the Civil Registration Office may act as witnesses.\
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Posted by admin on 07/27/12
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