How to get a police certificate - Indonesia

If you need to give your fingerprints for a police certificate, this isn’t the same as giving your biometrics (fingerprints and photo) for an application.

Do I need to provide a Police Certificate with my Application for Permanent Residence?
Yes.

Name of document(s) to get:
Surat Keterangan Kelakuan Baik (SKKB)

How to get a Police Certificate:

If you are a citizen of Indonesia:

If you live in Indonesia:

You should apply with the police authority in area where you live. You must bring:

  • Your identity card
  • Family card
  • Birth certificate
  • A letter from the head of your community and sub-district stating that you live in the area
  • Four (4) colour photos (4 x 6 cm in size)
  • Applicable fees

If you live outside of Indonesia:

You should authorize a representative to apply on your behalf at the local police office in the city where you used to live. They must bring:

  • Your identity card (KTP and passport)
  • Family card
  • A letter from the head of your community and sub-district stating that you are registered in the community
  • Four (4) colour photos (4 x 6 cm in size)
  • Applicable fees

If you are not a citizen of Indonesia:

If you live in Indonesia:

You should apply at the police authority where you live. If you cannot apply in person, you can authorize a representative to apply at the police office in the city where you live. You (or your representative) must bring:

  • Copy of your passport that has an Indonesia permit and a valid passport (if applicable)
  • Copy of KITAS (Work Permit)
  • Copy of SKLD (Yellow book/police report)
  • Letter from your employer and other documents related to your work in Indonesia
  • Three (3) colour photos (4 x 6 cm in size)
  • Full set of fingerprints, authorized by local police
  • Applicable fees

If you live outside of Indonesia:

You should contact your nearest Indonesian Embassy or Trade Office to help you get the police address in the city where you lived in Indonesia or you can ask a recommended Law Firm to help you with your request. You must bring:

  • Copy of your passport that has an Indonesia permit and a valid passport (if applicable)
  • Copy of KITAS (Work Permit)
  • Copy of SKLD (Yellow book/police report)
  • Letter from your employer and other documents related to your work in Indonesia
  • Three (3) colour photos (4 x 6 cm in size)
  • Full set of fingerprints, authorized by local police
  • Applicable fees

Information and documents you need:

Please see above for specifics

Special notes and considerations

You must tell the police office that you need the police certificate for immigration purposes.

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