Indonesia – New Residence Procedures for Foreign Workers

Posted on June 21, 2019

Effective immediately, foreign workers are no longer able to undergo biometric collection and obtain their Limited Stay Permit (ITAS) and Multiple Exit Re-Entry Permit (MERP) on arrival at Soekarno Hatta airport, but will instead have to submit an application and… Read more »

Indonesia – Upcoming Regulations for Hiring Foreign Workers

Posted on April 9, 2018

  Effective June 29, 2018, the government of Indonesia has issued new regulations for hiring foreign workers. The main changes are presented below: Expatriate Placement Plan (RPTKA) and Work Permit (IMTA) In certain sectors, a foreign worker will be able… Read more »

Indonesia – Temporary Stay Permit

Posted on November 11, 2016

Foreign nationals in Indonesia with a work permit (IMTA) now have the option to stay in the country while their IMTA renewal is in process, if they apply for a new Temporary Limited Stay Permit (KITAS).  This new permit will… Read more »

Indonesia – Third Party Sponsorship No Longer Available

Posted on November 11, 2016

Effective November 14, 2016, third party agents will no longer be able to submit applications on behalf of the company or applicant.  In an announcement made by the Indonesian Immigration authorities on November 7, an applicant and the company sponsor… Read more »

Indonesia – Five-Year Multiple-Entry Visitor Visas Now Available

Posted on July 22, 2016

Effective 28 June 2016, foreign nationals can apply for a multiple-entry visitor visa (Visa Kunjungan) valid for five years, rather than for just one year, as previously. Another change is that former Indonesian citizens and their families with multiple-entry visitor… Read more »

Indonesia – Enforcement of Additional Documents for Long-Term Work Permit

Posted on June 3, 2016

The Indonesian Ministry of Manpower is now requiring additional documents to be submitted for the long-term work permit extension (IMTA).  These documents include the following: -Proof of enrollment in a healthcare and insurance program (BPJS Kesehatan) -Proof of enrollment in… Read more »

Indonesia – Visa Exemption extended to 169 countries

Posted on May 13, 2016

Indonesia has extended visitor visa exemption to nationals from 169 countries. Business travelers engaging in permissible business activities will now have fewer steps to accomplish and will save time because the need to apply for a visa has been eliminated…. Read more »

INDONESIA – New Online Application Required for Stay Permits

Posted on February 26, 2016

Effective February 1, 2016, foreign nationals applying in Indonesia for the KITAS temporary stay permit or for a visit visa renewal must first complete an online registration. In addition, the Ministry of Manpower has removed the previous limitations on work… Read more »

INDONESIA – New Rules to Counter Illegal Working in Bali

Posted on October 30, 2015

Effective October 20, 2015 until December 31, 2015, foreign nationals who have entered Indonesia more than twice in a year, or who have stayed in Indonesia for more than four consecutive months, on a visa on arrival (VOA), a tourist… Read more »

INDONESIA – Amendment Clarifies Recent Rules on Employee Ratios and Business Activities

Posted on October 30, 2015

Effective October 26, 2015, a new regulation (35/2015) has been issued, amending the regulation 16/2015 implemented in August 2015. The most recent amendment eases the required ratio of foreign to local workers, allows business meetings without a work permit and… Read more »