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// Self Help Kit

First Instance on UNHCR Refugee Status Determination

by Suaka Indonesia on 04/07/2015

Due to the large number of people requesting legal aid, Suaka is unable to meet with you until you have done your best to provide these things. If you cannot read and write please speak with other members of your community and ask them to help you write your statement.

This page is for information only. It is not legal advice.

Please find information about Suaka’s services below:

First Instance information, please read carefully.

This page explains the process of applying for refugee status in Indonesia.

Please download here and read our First Instance Self Help Kit (SHK).

SUAKA SHKs include information about every step of the ‘Refugee Status Determination’ process, to help you understand what is required and what your rights are, including:

  • what it means to be a refugee
  • the process of becoming a refugee
  • what information to provide to UNHCR
  • how to write your statement.


Once you have read the SHK, begin to write your statement.

If you would like advice on your completed statement please email legalaid@suaka.or.id and we will contact you.

Your email must include:

  1. Copy of an asylum seeker certificate for every member of your family
  2. Your written statement/history
  3. Your contact phone number

You may also message Suaka legal aid on WhatsApp +62-812-1237-8252