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Registering a birth and acknowledging parentage of a child in Indonesia

If your child is born in Indonesia, you must register the birth in Indonesia. If you live in the Netherlands, you must also register the birth in the Netherlands. You cannot acknowledge parentage of a child in Indonesia, but you can in the Netherlands.

Registering a birth

You must always register the birth of your child in the country where they were born. How you register a birth varies by country. If you live in the Netherlands and your child was born abroad, you must also register the birth in the Netherlands.

Other important information

When your child’s birth certificate is drawn up, be sure that the name is written correctly. Sometimes people in Indonesia do not have a surname; instead, they have a chain of names. Dutch law distinguishes between a person’s given names and surname. Be sure that the local register of births, deaths and marriages (Catatan Sipil) separates the child’s given name(s) and surname with a comma.

Acknowledging parentage of a child

You cannot acknowledge parentage of a child in Indonesia.

More information

Find out more about becoming a parent outside the Netherlands

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