Document Legalisation – Indonesia
If you have personal or commercial documents from Ireland or the UK which you need to use in Indonesia, they must be legalised beforehand. This article explains how Certified Translation Services can help you legalise your documents for Indonesia.
Legalisation of documents in the UK and Ireland for use in Indonesia
If you have personal or commercial documents from Ireland or the UK which you need to use in Indonesia, these documents need to be legalised before being legally accepted in Indonesia. The legalisation steps can vary depending on the type of document and the reason for the authentication, however Certified Translation Services will determine each step that is required and take care of the entire process for you from start to finish. The aim of legalising a document is to legitimize a document issued in one country, for official use in a different country.
Certified Translation Services can arrange for your documents to be collected, or alternatively they can be sent to our Dublin and London offices. If the document which requires legalisation is a photocopy instead of the original, it will firstly need to be notarised to confirm its authenticity. Certified Translation Services will arrange for this authentication to be carried out by a solicitor in Ireland or the UK, dependant on where the document was issued.
The London and Dublin offices of Certified Translation Services will then arrange for the documents to be authenticated by Apostille, which is carried out by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office for documents originating from the UK, and by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for Irish documents.
Once the documents have been returned from the Apostille authentication, Certified Translation Services will arrange for the documents to be sent on to the Indonesian Honorary Consulate in Dublin or the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in London. The Consular or Embassy official will then confirm the authenticity of all previous stamps and signatures on the documents, by placing their own stamp and signature on the document. This legalisation process confirms that the document was issued by the proper authority and that the signatures on it are authentic.
Although the process may sound complicated, Certified Translation Services will take care of the entire process from start to finish, returning the documents to you by post or courier when the authentication process has been completed.
Documents which require legalisation for use in Indonesia include but are not limited to:
- Police clearances
- Educational certificates
- Civil status certificates (birth, death, marriage, divorce etc)
- Bank statements
- Power of Attorney
- Articles of Association
- Board Resolutions
- Audit reports
- Certificates of Incorporation
For further information and to receive a quotation for the prompt and reliable legalisation of your personal and commercial documents for Indonesia, please do not hesitate to contact Certified Translation Services for a quotation based on your needs and requirements.