Monthly Archives: November 2016


New visa rules may require foreigners to join the queue

2016-11-28T17:32:09+07:00November 28th, 2016|

Excerpt - The government has disallowed immigration agencies from utilizing their fast-track privileges in the processing of visa permits, a move that the immigration office claims is part of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s agenda to crack down on illegal levies. You can read the full article writen by Marguerite Afra Sapiie on the The Jakarta Post [...]

Expats Can No Longer Rely Solely On Agents To Get Permits

2016-11-18T03:38:21+07:00November 18th, 2016|

Excerpt - Indonesia just announced that immigration formality agents are no longer allowed to submit applications for visas and stay permits without having the expat present. On November 14, 2016, Indonesia’s Ministry of Justice via the Director General of Immigration announced that third parties in the nation’s immigration process, such as formality agents, are no longer [...]

10 Things To Remember About Immigration Raids In Indonesia

2016-11-18T03:22:49+07:00November 18th, 2016|

Excerpt - Expats living and working in Indonesia should know that most office raids are carried out because Immigration has been tipped off of a violation committed by an immigrant. The whistleblower could be the next-door neighbour, who knows you’re overstaying your visa, an ex-girlfriend or wife who feels she’s been mistreated or a business partner [...]