Declare your surname
Halo semua…selamat pagi!! Nice to see you again in our blog… Ada Indonesia!?!
This month we celebrate our wedding…time passed very fast, without we realize, it’s already 1 year … lot of memories behind (happy, sad, angry, confused). But thanks God we’re together.
Today I remember again the story of processing my documents in Italy, when I realized that surname (nama keluarga) is important. One day they asked me, “Which one is your surname?” (i have 3 name; first, middle, and last) so, I chose the last one as my surname. But unfortunately it was not enough…the answer was: “To declare your surname you need an official declaration by the embassy”. Uufff…I don’t have it, and if you want to take the residence in Italy you need to have a surname or this declaration…
In Indonesian Passport there isn’t a specification between name and surname, it’s just written your full name.So, if you have the same problem like me…don’t worry, you just need to go to Indonesian Embassy near you, and bring your passport. You can explain the situation, and ask them to make a declaration of your surname. You will fill a form, and pay around 70 euro (including materai, the taxes, and delivery). If the embassy is really near your house (you are lucky!), you don’t need an express courier to deliver it, you just need to go back to the embassy to get the document when it’s ready (so you can save some money).
Usually you can make all in 1 day in the embassy also without appointment, but always check with your embassy because every embassy could have different rules. But anyway, it will take around 3-4 days to receive it, and this document is valid for 3 years.
We hope this information will help you. Because I saw there’re some Indonesian people that having the same problem like me. Thank you for visiting our website. We love to hear from you, so please leave your comment down bellow.
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