INDONESIA – ASTAKA Required for Short Term Work Permit

November 10, 2022

On 08 November 2022, the Ministry of Manpower in Indonesia announced employers will have to obtain ASTAKA insurance for their foreign national employees who will be going on assignment in the country for a short-term period of up to six months.

The implementation of Decree No. 3/144/PK.04/V/2022 will incorporate additional steps in bringing in foreign national employees for short-term work in Indonesia. Employers will now be required to:

  • Register on the ASTAKA website
  • Purchase the applicable insurance
  • Activate the insurance once the ITAS has been issued

ASTAKA insurance will be a mandatory requirement for all short-term work permit applicants. The personal health insurance of the applicant cannot be submitted in lieu of this new requirement.

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