How to get a child ID card in Indonesia

Child’s ID card

Children’s Identity Card, also known as KIA, is an official identity card for children under the age of 17.

A KIA is issued by the government through the Office of Occupation and Civil Registration to strengthen the data and identity of Indonesian children. The purpose of issuing a KIA card is to improve the collection, protection and public services of data with the aim of ensuring the protection and respect of the constitutional rights of citizens.

There are two types of KIA. The first is for children from 0 to 5 years old and the second for children from 5-17 years. The difference between these types of cards is in the content such as NIK, names, address and photos of parents. Cards for children aged 0-5 do not use photos, while for children aged 5-17 years, there is a photo.

How to make a child identity card (KIA)

A KIA is not only for Indonesian citizens but also for foreign nationals living in Indonesia. As quoted from the official website,, here are some of the requirements to get one:

  • Have a photocopy of passport and permanent residence permit (KITAP)
  • Bring the original family card (Kartu Keluarga) of the child’s parent or guardian
  • Bring the original E-KTP of both parents

For foreign national children who already hold a passport, the parents are required to present themselves at the Registry Office (Dukcapil) by submitting the requirements to issue their Kia map.

Here are the requirements to make a KIA for Indonesian citizens:
  • Have a photocopy of the birth certificate and bring the original of the birth certificate
  • Bring the family card (Kartu Keluarga) of the child’s guardian
  • Bring the original identity cards of both parents and/or guardians of the child
  • For children ages 5-12, they must bring two 2 x 3 photographs of the child

Once the conditions are met, here is the process to obtain a KIA:

  1. The applicant or the parent of the child submits the documents required for the issuance of the KIA to the Office of Occupation and Civil Status (Disdukcapil)
  2. After that, the head of department will sign and the KIA card will be issued
  3. The KIA can be given to the applicant or to the parents
  4. The Dukcapil also issues KIAs in mobile form to schools, hospitals, reading parks, children’s entertainment venues and other service locations, so that the reach of KIA card ownership can be maximized.

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