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INDONESIA: Simplified Work Permit Application Process for Oil and Gas Companies

March 8, 2018

Effective immediately, oil and gas companies that intend to hire foreign workers in Indonesia no longer require RPTKA (request for approval to hire foreign workers) or IMTA (work permit) recommendation letters from the Directorate General of Oil and Gas (“Dirjen MIGAS”) and can now apply for a work permit directly at the Ministry of Manpower. […]

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INDONESIA: Domicile Letter Now Required for ITAS Applications in South Jakarta

November 7, 2017

Effective 6th November 2017, foreign nationals applying for a limited stay permit (ITAS) at the South Jakarta immigration office must submit a domicile letter, as proof of residency, in support of their application. The change brings the South Jakarta immigration office into line with the other immigration offices in Jakarta, which had already implemented this […]

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INDONESIA: Changes to the Restricted Nationals List

September 15, 2017

The Minister of Law and Human Rights has issued a new regulation for restricted nationals, effective 25th August 2017. The new regulation updates the list of countries whose nationals must undergo additional vetting to enter and work in Indonesia. Who is affected? Nationals of Albania, Angola, Bangladesh, Cuba, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iraq, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania […]

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INDONESIA: Third-Party Agents Stopped from Sending Immigration Applications

November 23, 2016

The Indonesian immigration authorities have prohibited third-party agents from representing companies or assignees at immigration offices to obtain visas and permits. The order came into effect on the 14th November. Previously, employers could use third-party agents to represent them when…

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INDONESIA: New Regulations for Residence Permit Renewals to Avoid Overstays

November 16, 2016

The Immigration Office has announced new provisions for renewing residence permits (KITAS), establishing a new three-month interim KITAS which can be obtained while the work permit (IMTA) renewal application is being processed in order to avoid overstays. There is also…

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INDONESIA: Five-Year Multiple-Entry Visitor Visas Now Available

July 20, 2016

Foreign nationals in Indonesia are now able to apply for a multiple-entry visitor visa (Visa Kunjungan) which is valid for five years. The extension from the current one year visa, to be extended to five, came into effect on the…

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INDONESIA: Visa Free Entry Extended to 79 More Nationalities

April 27, 2016

The current visa free entry to Indonesia which allows certain nationalities to stay for up to 30 days has been extended to a further 79 countries. This brings the total number of qualifying countries to 169. The visa free entry is…

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INDONESIA: New Online Application Required for Stay Permits

February 23, 2016

Effective 1st February 2016, foreign nationals applying in Indonesia for the KITAS temporary stay permit or for a visit visa renewal must first complete an online registration. In addition, the Ministry of Manpower has removed the previous limitations on work…

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INDONESIA: Potential Changes to the Work Permit Application Process

August 21, 2015

The standard Indonesian work and residence permit process includes eight application steps. However, there are 5 steps which are required in the pre-departure phase of the application process: Expatriate Placement Plan (RPTKA); Recommendation by the Manpower Department (TA-01 Approval) -…

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INDONESIA: New Regulations Tighten Immigration Rules

August 6, 2015

When considering the complexities surrounding the stringent regulation changes to immigration in Indonesia, it is firstly worth noting that there are specific nationalities that can stay within the territory visa free for up to 30 calendar days for business purposes.…

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