Isbath Nikah

Isbath nikah IndonesiaA legal Indonesian marriage, is a marriage that has been registered completely, the Indonesian marriage should be performed in accordance with the religious and the related governing provisions in Indonesia. An Indonesian Marriage registration means to register the marriage by submitting related civil and biographical information to the authorized Indonesian marriage registrar.  


The Indonesian marriage law stipulates that a marriage must be performed in front of the authorized marriage registrar, while the Compilation of Islamic Law states : "A valid marriage, is to be conducted in accordance with The Islamic Law & The Indonesian Marriage Law" .


The above statement refer that there are two provisions that are governing a legal marriage in Indonesia. The purpose of such an arrangement, is to ensure that an Indonesian marriage (which is held or arranged in Moslem) has been fulfill every related provisions.


An Indonesian Moslem Marriage, which are held in accordance with the Islamic law, must be registered and recorded within The Office of Religious Affairs to obtained the marriage legal validity, which will ensure the legal ground of the marriage. An Indonesian moslem marriage which are not registered with The Office of Religious affairs will loose its legal stand and therefore it is not recognized by the law.


In order to ensure your rights within a marriage, including the rights to obtain an inheritance and your civil rights to process necessary civil documentations for your beloved children's such as birth certificate, passport, driving license, etc it is necessary to register the marriage properly, so that the marriage would have a legal recognition by the law and by the state in particular. 



An Indonesian Isbath Nikah is a legal effort that can be taken in order to register a marriage and to make the said marriage receives a legal recognition by the law. An Indonesian Isbath Nikah can be performed "Only" to legalized the previously held Moslem marriage, while there is no need to re-perform the marriage.



An Indonesian Isbath Nikah, is a legal petition submitted to The Religious Court in Indonesia, towards a marriage that has been previously conducted in accordance with The Islamic law, but it is not legally registered with The Office of Religious affairs. The main purpose of the legal petition is to obtain a court order that will instruct the office of religious affairs to register the marriage.

An Indonesian Isbath Nikah can be applied by the applicant or an attorney, in regards to the following circumstances:

  1. A marriage registration in order to conclude a divorce;
  2. Lost of the marriage book;
  3. Hesitations in regards to the fulfillment of the marriage conditions;
  4. Marriages took place before The 1974 Indonesian marriage law is enforced;
  5. Any religious marriages, which are conducted by a couple that does not violate marriage terms in accordance with The 1974 Indonesian marriage law
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