Gov’t makes it easy to legalize public documents thru apostille

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The scene of consular services at Indonesian Consulate General (KJRI) Toronto.
The scene of consular services at Indonesian Consulate General (KJRI) Toronto. (KJRI Toronto’s documentation)

Jakarta, IOThe Indonesian government through the Law and Human Rights Ministry (Kemenkumham) will simplify the legalization of public documents through an apostille.

“Document legalization through the apostille mechanism will support the ease of doing business in the country because it provides certainty,” said Director General of General Legal Administration Cahyo Rahadian Muzar, cited from an official statement by Foreign Ministry, Friday (29/4).

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He explained that an apostille will come into effect on June 4. Every Indonesian citizen who has citizenship identification number (NIK) can apply for an apostille to legalize public document via an application run by the Law and Human Rights Ministry.