Married to an Indonesian spouse and want to become WNI yourself INDONESIAN CITIZENSHIP Facts: No more hassle and dazzle with Immigration, Manpower, and City Hall about work- and stay permits (ITAS) and local ID’s (SKTT/KTP) Lots of documents (about 30 🤷🏿♂️) needed Official government dues IDR 15 juta (million) Can do whole application process on your own (hence: if you are accurate, patient and have lots of [...]
The process to get a work permit in Indonesia Found a job in Indonesia (part 1) "My friend and me are foreigners and we both just signed an employment agreement with a different Indonesian company. We are not working for an oil, mining or other special company, just an ordinary job as a research and development [...]
COVID-19 QUIZ (6 Questions) Going in, inside and outside of Indonesia. Q: Do you want to leave Indonesia knowing the requirements of country of destination? A: Just simply check the ‘interactive Coronavirus (Covid-19) Travel regulations Map’ (powered by Timatic). Push in the map on the country you want to go to and you get your [...]
Abbreviations and acronyms generally/commonly used the in formalities world Glossary of definition Immigration related: BVKS = Bebas Visa Kunjungan Singkat - Free Visa for Short Visit DIRJEN = Director General of Immigration - main authority on most Immigration decisions like ITAS conversions, KITAP, WNI-ship, Blacklist removal EPO = [...]
Traveling to and from Indonesia for Foreigners in the Covid-19 era. Domestic and International and the health requirements.
Update from IMMIGRATION department: All ‘emergency stay permits’ remain valid after 29 May 2020. Valid until further notice. Current Immigration Covid-19 rules stay the same. So, only ITAS/KITAP holders can come to Indonesia, subject to health regulation as below. No Tourists and no 'business' visitors. As telexes and visas will not be issued. Update from Local Government: ► The ‘New Normal’ in Indonesia for foreigners / expats The local [...]
Excerpt - With 250 million people, Indonesia is projected to be the world’s seventh-largest economy by 2030. Already Southeast Asia’s biggest market, the country is offering big opportunities for foreign companies and investors. You can read the full "Permit House related" article written by Nadya Joy Ador on the Indonesia Expat website by clicking HERE.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Excerpt - At 3am on the Sunday morning of June 5, the South Jakarta Immigration Office held another raid on the popular entertainment street of Blok M. A total of 19 expats were arrested and taken to the Immigration office at Jl. Mampang/Buncit in South Jakarta. Among them were a few that possessed a copy of [...]