Can someone please elaborate on this.. i called my embassy & they said i can apply to renounce my citizenship, however they said they dont do any letters of confirmation.. is it perhaps an affidavit that i wright up & the embassy puts their stamp on it to confirm that what i said is the truth? I would love to hear this from anyone who has actually done this.I think you need some kind of letter or confirmation from your country that your citizenship will be renounced and passport cancelled once you get the Indonesian one, otherwise it won't be possible.
I got a letter of no objection from the British Embassy in Jakarta- DEC 2020.Hello. I am currently in the process of obtaining the multitude of documents required to obtain Indonesian citizenship. 1 document is left to obtain, the Letter Of No Objection. I am a British national. The British Embassy, and the Home Office, have stated they do not provide the Letter Of No Objection, so any ex-British nationals, such as @Bad_azz, if you can kindly let me know how you obtained this letter, it would be much appreciated.
My regards, Ace.
Oh I found the email from them stating the steps:>>>>
By all means copy & paste the info from my post above to the email address on it & see what they say.First of all, many thanks for your prompt and informative reply.
And now, sheesh, shaking head. Frankly it's an absolute mess. I have contacted them numerous times, and 50% of the time I got told they do not provide such a document. After a few attempts, I decided to not be as polite, and reiterated to them that they do, and that they have issued this document for others. I asked to speak to someone with more authority and knowledge on this matter, and was put on hold. Upon the telephone agents return, they apologised and said they do provide such a document, and that I was to contact them via some private email. I did, and as of yet, 2 weeks later no reply.
I rang again, and was told there is a backlog hence the lack of reply. I waited a bit, rang again, only to be told they do not provide this document, and topics concerning nationality are handled by nationality enquiries at the Home Office. I email them, no reply. I ring them, they tell me they have no knowledge of such a document. I ring again, and they point me to the online renunciation form.
So I have been given the run-around for about a month, with inconsistent information, and various employees and agents singing from very different pages.
Anyway, upon going through various translations of the required Letter Of No Objection, and the original in Bahasa Indonesia, it appears that it is more a case of I the undersigned hereby declare type of thing, and then they stamp it. Thus, I contact them again, this time to tell them, I can't make an appointment online, as I need to get a letter stamped by them. The reply rather quickly pointing me to where one can book an appointment online. I reply to them, stating I have been trying at that place for a month, but all options are blanked out, nothing is selectable.
However, reading your reply, I am now thinking maybe they still do provide this Letter.
I will be contacting them again tomorrow, and shall ring them. I shall update this thread, and reply to your question when I finally figure out what they do now, cos at the moment, they do nothing other than waste one's time.
Once again, many thanks for your response.
I have a pdf of the letter but I cannot upload it as too large, sorry.Thank you, I shall copy and paste the excerpt from the email. Ok, noted, so they make the letter, stamp and sign it. Fingers crossed, although I'll end up crossing my fingers so many times, they'll be braided.
please note that also in the email they sent me there were 2 documents attached- one was to select the service required- consular service. and one was a credit card payment slip - both had to be completed & returned - payment in advance (as ever with government bodies)Thank you, I shall copy and paste the excerpt from the email. Ok, noted, so they make the letter, stamp and sign it. Fingers crossed, although I'll end up crossing my fingers so many times, they'll be braided.
Yep sent you a PM look at the envelope at the top right@Bad_azz I would certainly like to see that PDF, by all means please do remove any and all personally identifiable information from it. It would greatly help me to get whomever I am speaking to at their end to acknowledge they have provided this Letter in the past. If I may suggest using a file-sharing service such as https://www.filemail.com/, you can use it to share up to a 5 GB file for free. Upload as a link rather than using an email address, and share the subsequent link in here. Or if you want my email address, I will share it in PM, actually do they permit PM's here?
I just asked about doing this in Bali, and was referred by the Consular staff this morningI don't know, Atlantis, if I should put this in a different thread, but I just had a situation that touches on this point. When my daughter went to Hukum dan HAM to apply for her certificate that attests that she is solely an Indonesian citizen, they asked for a letter from the US Embassy/Consulate confirming that she was going to give up her US citizenship. They refused and said that she needed to formally apply for a renunciation of her citizenship. We ended up going that route which entailed going to Surabaya to go through the paperwork and formalities and pay (cash or credit card) the $2,350 for the process (most expensive country in the world to give up your citizenship). They also informed us that it was possible that the State Department in Washington might not accept her application, in which case she would have been stuck as she wants to stay in Indonesia. So, to the point here, if a US citizen is going to become an Indonesian citizen they have to formally give up the US citizenship and no going back once the process is started.
The Government Fee went from 5 million to 15 million. The process is slower now and documentary requirements are more strict.Just bumping this thread up to make it a bit easier to find as I have been messaged about some of the contents.
As my citizenship journey has been over and done with for a couple of years, can anyone confirm the fees are still the same?
Yes I paid 15 million, plus 3 million plus other sundry fees, such as embassy letters & then renouncing the UK citizenship fees... I don't think I got much change out of 30 million.
The Ministry added additional statements that have to be submitted, some documents have to be legalized in the country of origin (earlier Indonesian notary legalizations were accepted), SKIM takes more time to get, and the process in the Ministry is longer.More strict in what way?
Birth certificates should be legalized in the county of origin (apostille or full legalization). Embassy legalizations are usually accepted, but not many embassies legalize their documents.To clarify - having it be legalized by the consulate of the respective country should be enough, right?