Tuesday, December 18, 2012


To whom it may concern,

Renounce your Indonesian Citizenship
(This piece of information is recommended exclusively for those who wish to obtain Singapore Citizenship)

I did some researched on this Citizenship Matters, one that need a notary public to act as a witness for your Statutory Declaration. This involved many steps before obtaining your Renounce Certificate.
Others like, Malaysian or People's Republic of China are not require to do such steps they skip the Statutory Declaration. Some government in certain country valued the Citizenship, at such citizen who wish to renounce needed to go the extra steps.

At this point, you've already gotten your approved letter from the ICA and require you to get your renounce letter.

Step 1: You need  to make Statutory Declaration from the Notary Public. Many places in Singapore you could do statutory declaration and at cheap cost as well, because is an official document and hoping to have a smooth procedure I would recommend you this one:

Tan, Lee & Choo Advocates & Solicitors
1 Park Road
#04-04 People’s Park Complex (next to Chinatown MRT)
Singapore 059108
Tel: 6535 6077

This cost you $150. Reason being, they have done a lot on this matters. better experience and document they includes inside is much accurate to support the revocation of your citizenship.
Some are as cheap as $45, However, this an official matters and we wish that the journey is smooth.

What to bring:

-Approval letter from ICA ( If you change the appointment date, do print it out and bring there too.)
- Original Current Passport
- Original KTP ( Indonesian IC)
- Original Birth Cert ( Akte kelahiran)
- Citizenship certificate (SKBRI) If you have it.
- Original / Photocopy Kartu Keluarga
- Original your Blue IC.
- Re-entry Permit 
- PR Certificate

Person to Contact: Donna/Wendy
Call for appointment and you could even send the documents required to her email.
Cost: $150
Payment by CASH

Step 2: Your Statutory Declaration required to be certified by Singapore Academy of Law, located at Supreme Court Level 4 (that UFO-like building in City hall). You can ask Donna/Wendy to certify it for you is the same cost as you do it yourself.
Cost: $26.75
Payment by Cash to Donna/Wendy(My choice)
--------------------Working Days to Process: 2 to 5 Days----------------------------------------------

Collection Day of Statutory Declaration, upon this day you can go down to Indonesian Embassy for your renouncing of citizenship. Save Time,

Step 3: After few days, you are ready to collect your Statutory Declaration which certified by the Singapore Academy of Law. You need to endorse the document by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, located at Tanglin area, near Australian embassy, Botanical Garden etc.
Direction: Taxi down to the area cost less than $8. And ask your TAXI to wait. It took less than 5 minutes for me. The place is very difficult to get CAB.
Endoresement Cost: $10
What to Check: A certified chop with date at the first page.

After Endorsement you got back your document and proceed to Indonesian Embassy for Renounce of Indonesian Citizenship, Go to Level 2.
What to Bring:

- Statutory Declaration letter
- Original Current Passport
- Original KTP ( Indonesian IC)
- Original Birth Cert ( Akte kelahiran)
- Citizenship certificate (SKBRI) If you have it.
- Original / Photocopy Kartu Keluarga
- Original your Blue IC.
- Re-entry Permit 
- PR Certificate (Yellow)
- copy of your ICA approval letter
- copy of your Singapore Blue IC
- copy of your marriage cert, if you're married
- copy of your spouse IC, if you're married
- copy of your spouse passport, if you're married
- KBRI form for Renounce, you can obtain it at the desk as well.

Required to do:
You need to write in Declaration in BAHASA INDONESIA to explain certain document that is mandatory and you don't have it with you. Some of us have lived in Singapore and work here for so long. We didn't have such documents. You need prepare to answer it and declare as it requires.
Next, you need two duty stamps cost $2 each to place it at the form and your bahasa declaration letter.
Total Cost you: $34 Inclusive of Processing your Renunciation Letter
Payment by CASH

--------------------------------Working days to Process: 5---------------------------------------------

 Advise: Before submission to any Agent/Government board do copy all your documents you've submitted.

Collection of Renunciation Letter
What to check:
- two certificates with Chop and signed by Authority.
- Your Birthcert has a sticker of your leaving Indonesian Citizenship
You've appointment for your Citizenship Registration at ICA with appointment date and time.
Suggest that you arrive 1 hour earlier because it took me two hours.

Grand Total Cost: Approx $230

All the best!

http://wikisend.com/download/330110/Renunciation of Indonesian Citizenship.pdf

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