Document Legalization

On June 4, 2022, Indonesia officially became a contracting party of the Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents (de La Haye du 5 Octobre 1961 Convention/Apostille Convention).

As stipulated in Article 1 and 2 of the Convention, Indonesia exempts the legalization requirement for public documents issued by another contracting party of the Convention for use in 121 countries including Indonesia.

In this regard, the Indonesian Embassy in Washington D.C will not receive applications for legalization of public documents issued by countries participating in the Apostille Convention (including the United States of America).

Apostille certificates for documents notarized at the state level can be obtained by the competent authority designated to each state. The detailed list can be obtained via:


For federal documents, kindly follow the guidance and procedure provided below to obtain the Apostille certificate from the Department of State:


For information on the procedure to obtain apostille certificates for documents issued in Indonesia can be obtained via https://apostille.ahu.go.id/


A​ny document related to the export of non-hazardous materials/non-toxic waste or customs/excise will still need legalization from the Indonesian Embassy or Consulate. For guidance on the requirements and procedure, please contact your nearest Indonesian mission or send an email to: commercial-attache@embassyofindonesia.org

Power of Attorney Letters for Indonesian Citizens

  1. Complete Lapor Diri Form. The detailed tutorial can be accessed via the following link: https://consular.embassyofindonesia.org/lapordiri/intro.html
  2. Power of Attorney letters should be typed and printed with the following details:
    • Passport Number
    • Applicant’s address in the United States
    • The name of the individual should match the name in the Indonesian passport
    • When using duty stamps, ensure that the applicant’s signature is partially on the duty stamp
  3. Original Indonesian passport of applicant
  4. Valid Green Card or copy of latest visa
  5. Copy of ID Card, Driver’s License or other document showing proof of address
  6. Return envelope (attached with stamp and tracking number)