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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 [...]

Immigration Targets Expats Again

2016-07-06T05:15:27+07:00June 9th, 2016|

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 [...]

Violations On Stay Permits Or Visas!

2016-07-01T11:05:06+07:00April 20th, 2016|

Excerpt - It just happens, violating the rules of your stay permit (KITAS) or your visa. Sometimes totally absent-mindedly. What happens if you do violate the rules, or more importantly, what do you do if you get caught? There are many types of irregularities with which Immigration offices have to deal with... You can read the [...]

The Phenomenon Of The KITAP

2016-07-01T10:53:21+07:00March 11th, 2016|

Excerpt - There is much to say and much being said about the KITAP (Kartu Izin Tinggal Tetap), the Permanent Stay Permit for foreigners living in Indonesia. It is relatively unknown, but mostly misunderstood and/or misinterpreted. This article tries to clear the air around this permit which, after all hurdles are taken, is actually your license [...]

The Visa Confusion Unravelled

2016-07-01T11:00:29+07:00December 2nd, 2015|

Excerpt - Having visa nightmares, running the risk to be deported? No need - The visa is the most misunderstood document issued by Immigration. Whether, a business, cultural, social, tourist, free or visa on arrival, it is the same visa with the legally correct name: the visit visa. These different names cause much confusion, leading to [...]

Manpower Expresses Regrets; Extends Expats A Warm Welcome

2016-07-01T11:15:07+07:00November 4th, 2015|

Excerpt - The Indonesian Ministry of Manpower recently caused panic and demoralization among companies hiring expats. All of this was following the drastic change of rules laid out in the Ministerial Regulation, PP no. 16 of 2015 from 29 June 2015. A brand new regulation, enforced immediately and without proper pre-announcements. The most widely felt implication [...]

The PMA Company And The Negative List In Indonesia

2017-05-01T16:01:53+07:00June 29th, 2012|

Excerpt - This article is the result of numerous questions from expats regarding the setup of a company and the function of The Negative List. It describes the establishment of the PT PMA, as many expats actually don’t have a clue and their surf journeys on the Internet have made them even more puzzled. Below we [...]

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