INDONESIA – New Online Application Required for Stay Permits
Effective 1 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 permit validity for Indian, Chinese, Hong Kong Chinese, Macanese and Taiwanese nationals.
ITAS Online for KITAS
Since 1 February 2016, an applicant for a KITAS temporary stay permit must submit an online form here. Within seven days (currently three days), they will receive a confirmation by email, which must be submitted in support of the manual KITAS application.
ITAS Online is only required for KITAS applications at the Immigration Offices in West Jakarta, South Jakarta, Soekarno Hatta, Central Jakarta, East Jakarta, North Jakarta, Tangerine, Bogor, Depot, Karawang and Bekasi.
This extra step does not delay the applicant starting work in Indonesia, as this is permitted upon arrival with a valid work permit.
ITK Online for Visit Visa Renewal
An applicant for a visit visa renewal (single business visa or visa on arrival) who has visited more than one province of Indonesia must submit an online form called ITK Online. ITK Online is applicable to all Immigration Offices in Indonesia.
Work Permit Validity Restrictions Lifted
The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has removed the previous work permit duration limit of six months for Indian, Chinese, Hong Kong Chinese, Macanese and Taiwanese nationals. Now these nationalities can obtain a twelve-month work permit provided they meet the standard criteria.
- Foreign national work permit holders must remember to submit an ITAS Online application upon arrival in Indonesia as part of the KITAS temporary stay permit application process;
- Employers should note the lifting of work permit duration restrictions on nationals of China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and India.