Giving birth in Bali is a relatively common occurrence among foreigners Some people come here specifically to have a natural birth at specialized clinics, while others have been living on the island for a long time, and the expansion of their family happens right here.
It is important to understand that a child born in Bali will not automatically receive Indonesian citizenship unless at least one of the parents is an Indonesian citizen. Therefore, after the child is born, the mother or father will need to take steps to legalize the child’s stay in the country, which includes obtaining a passport and the appropriate visa.
In this article, we will guide you through the process step by step.
The first document you receive when your child is born in Bali is the birth certificate. However, this alone is not sufficient for the child to legally stay in Indonesia. You will need to promptly arrange the following:
- birth certificate
- Passport (to be obtained from your country’s consulate)
- Report (information stating that the child of foreign parents was born in Indonesia and needs to be registered at the Immigration Office)
- Visa (typically, the child is included in the mother’s visa)
How to obtain a report and visa for a child born in Bali?
Step 1: Collect the necessary documents. You’ll need:
- The original birth certificate of the child in the language of your country, translated into English and certified by a notary public
- “Civil registration” in Indonesian language.
- Original birth certificate in Indonesian (civil registration) and its translation into English, notarized.
- Original passport of the child.
- Electronic photo of the child.
- Photos of the parent(s)’ visa.
- Photos of the parent(s)’ passport.
You can have the documents translated and notarized through our company.
Cost of the service:
– 500,000 IDR per page (3 working days)
– 700,000 IDR per page (1 working day)
Step 2. Payment is required:
Report – 1,300,000 IDR
Inclusion of the child in the mother’s visa – 1,500,000 IDR
Inclusion in KITAS – 6,500,000 IDR
Payment can be made in cash or by transfer to our local account.
Step 3. Filing documents at the Ngurah RaiImmigration Office.
There are two possible scenarios:
- If the report is submitted within the designated timeframe, which is within 60 days of the child’s birth, the process will take 7-10 working days.
- If the report is submitted after 60 days, the process may be extended indefinitely. The immigration service may take a long time to schedule an interview. After the interview, the report will be finalized within 7-10 working days.
Step 4. Finalizing the report and applying for the child’s inclusion in the mother’s visa.
After the report is finalized, you will receive a special confirmation document. After that, you can apply for the child’s inclusion in the mother’s visa.
There are a few things to consider:
- The validity period of the child’s visa will be the same as the mother’s.
- If the mother has a new visa that has not been extended yet, it will not be possible to include the child since it can only be done on the extension stamp. In that case, we recommend extending the visa at least once before starting the process.
The inclusion procedure usually takes 7-10 working days.
After all the procedures, you will receive a document confirming the completion of the report and the child’s passport with a handwritten stay permit stamp.
If you are fortunate enough to have a child born on the island of Bali, we advise you to start the documentation process as soon as possible. To save time and avoid dealing with local bureaucratic processes, please contact us. Our specialists will handle all the document preparation work for you.