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        = Exit Permit Only – to leave Indonesia after the ITAS/KITAP has expired
E-ITAS   Electronic Temporary Stay Permit – send through email by Kanim
ITAP        Izin Tinggal Tetap – Permanent Stay Permit, Immigration status annex
                     permit of Dirjen
ITAS        = Izin Tinggal Terbatas – Temporary Stay Permit, Immigration status annex
                     permit of Dirjen or Kanwil
KANIM   = Kantor Imigrasi – Local Immigration office
KANWIL  = Kantor Imigrasi Wilaya – regional Immigration Office
KBRI         = (Kedutaan Besar Republik Indonesia) – Indonesian Embassy abroad
KITAP      = Kartu Izin Tinggal Tetap – Permanent Stay Permit Card 
LONO      = Letter ono Objection, from Kanim and Kanwil regarding the application 
                     for an ITAS conversion / KITAP new and extension
MERP/MREP = Multiple Re-entry and Exit Permit
SOSBUD      = Social Budaya visa – Single entry visit visa (valid 2 + 4 months)
VISA          = Visa Approval, for tourists and businessmen 
VITAS       = Visa Izin Tinggal Terbatas – Temporary Stay Permit Visa
VKBKP      = Visa Kunjungan Berperapa Kali Perjalanan – Multiple entry visit visa
VKSB         = Visa Kunjungan Sosial Budaya (SosBud) – Single entry visit visa
VOA(IKSK)  = Visa on arrival – Izin Kunjungan Saat Kedatangan, valid 30 + 30 days 


Manpower related: 

Depnaker   = Kementerian Tenaga Kerja dan Transmigrasi  Department of Manpower 
                        and Transportation, work permit authority
DPKK        = Dana Pengembangan Keahlian dan Keterampilan  – Skill & Development
                      Fund Fee, to educate Indonesians to expat level in companies 
IMTA        Izin Mempekerjakan Tenaga Kerja Asing – former the actual work Permit
LK             = Lapor Kebederaan – Report of  availability/existence of foreign workers
Notification  Confirmation letter from Manpower that work permit is approved and with     
                            the request (billing code)  to pay the DPKK funds
RPTKA     =  Rencana Penempatan Tenaga Kerja Asing – Companies Foreign workers 
                         Placement Plan
WLK         = Wajib Lapor Ketenegakerjaan – Employment report about used workers
WLP         = Wajib Lapor Perusaan – company report about identity, relations, 
                      protection, employment  opportunities


Company establishment related: 

BKPM      = Badan Koordinasi Penanaman Modal – National Investment Board
BPJS        = Badan Penyelenggara Jaminan Sosial – National Health and Employment 
                      insurance Board 
DNI          Daftar Negatif Investasi – Negative List for Direct Foreign investment
EFIN        =  Electronic Filing Identification Number – online tax returns/assessments
FDI           = Foreign Direct Investmentto be determined in accordance with the DNI
Hakiman = Kementerian Hukum dan Hak Asasi Manusia – Department of Justice 
                      and Human Rights under which Immigrations resorts 

KBLI        Klasifkasi Baku Lapangan Usaha Indonesia  –Business classification for  
                      economic activities undertaken by companies in Indonesia)
KPPA       = Kantor Perwakilan Perusahaan Asing – Representative Office 
OSS          One Single Submission system, application process when establishing a
                     company and to apply for new the main company (business) licenses
PMA        Penanaman Modal Asing – PT which allows alsoforeign shareholders
PMDN    = Penanman Modal Dalam Negeri – PT with only Indonesian shareholders
PT            Perseroan Terbata – Limited Liability Company  

Company documents related :

API-P     = Angka Pengenal Importir-Producer (Import license for producer)
API-U    = Angka Pengenal Importir-Umum (General Import license for trading)
IUT         =Izin Usaha Tetap – business license for companies
Izin Lokasi    = Statement from OSS, showing the company has a registered address
NIB        = Nomor Induk Berusaha – company business registration number
NIK        = Nomor Induk Kepabeanan – Personal Identification number, mainly for   
                    KTP, OSS and Customs
NPWP  = Nomor Pokok Wajib Pajak – main tax number and tax ID

SIUP    = Surat Izin Usaha Perdagangan (Business license for local Company)
SKT (Tax)   = Surat Keterangan Terdaftar – tax letter with overview of company’s taxes)
SKT (Land)   = Surat Keterangan Tanah – Land ownership status
SKDK     = Surat Keterangan Data Kependudukan – Certificate of  Registration for 
                   Temporary Resident
SKDP     = Surat Keterangan Domisili Perusahaan – letter/certificate of domicile
TDP       = Tanda Daftar Perusahaan – Business registration of company (now NIB)


Civil registration and Miscellaneous related:

HGB     = HAK Gunakan Bangunan – Right to build certificate
Hak Milik     = Ownership certificate of landonly available for Indonesian citizens
HP     = Hak Pakai – right to use land certificate, for PMA/KITAP/KITAS holders
KK    = Karta Keluarga – Family Card
KTP    = Kartu Tanpa Penduduk –Indonesian Identity card
LOD (SKDP)    = Letter of Domicile, statement from local City Hall re address of living
RT head     = Rukun Tetangga –  Local community head, to report Resident Status
SIM      Surat Izin Mengemudi – Drivers license
SKD     = Surat Keterangan Desa  – Certificate of local village
SKTT    = Surat Keterangan Tempat Tinggal  – temporary ID card for Kitas holders
SPT      = Surat Pemberitahuan Tahunan (Annual tax notice)
STM     = Surat Tanda Melapor – Certificate or registration from Local Police
WNA    = Warga Negara Asin– Foreign Citizen
WNI      = Warga Negara Indonesia – Indonesian Citizen 

COVID-19 related:

COVID-19     = CO(ronaVI(rusD(isease) from 2019 a new virus linked to SARS
ITKT               = Izin Tinggal Keadaan Terpaksa – Emergency Stay Permit, for all
                            foreigners being in Indonesia, when their VISA / ITAS / KITAP expired
ITKT Masuk  = Izin Tinggal Keadaan Terpaksa Masuk – Emergency Entry Stay permit for 
                             foreigners who were abroad when their ITAS/KITAP expired
TPI        = Tempat Pemeriksaan Imigrasi – Immigration Inspection Point at airport or 
                  harbor, when entering Indonesia

(Disclaimer: This overview is only general common information, based on today’s used terminology. It is aiming to give a better understanding of visa and Immigration processes as well as the establishment of new companies. It is not meant to be complete and a guaranteed description of all abbreviations and acronyms.)