IMMIGRATION GUIDANCE
ON BUSINESS AND TOURISM IN INDONESIA

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CONTENTS

PART I
INTRODUCTION


WELCOME TO INDONESIA
VISAS OF THE
REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA


PART II
PROCEDURES


GENERAL INFORMATION
CONCERNING
VISA APPLICATION

SPECIFIC IMMIGRATION VISAS AND PERMITS
IMMIGRATION PERMIT EXTENSIONS
STATUS CONVERSION OF IMMIGRATION PERMITS
CHANGES OF SPONSOR AND OCCUPATION
REPLACEMENTS OF IMMIGRATION DOCUMENTS
ALIEN REGISTRATION

PART III
TOURISM IN INDONESIA


TOURISM IN INDONESIA


SPECIFIC IMMIGRATION VISAS AND PERMITS

A. TRANSIT VISAS

1. Transit Visa Provisions

A Transit Visa shall be issued to a foreign national, in possession of a valid passport or other legal travel document which is valid for at least 6 (six) months, who is :

a. in transit in the territory of the Republic of Indonesia intending to continue his/her journey to

b. a captain and crew members intending to sign on a sea vessel/aircraft which is operating in Indonesia.

2. Immigration Fee for Transit Visas

US $ 10.00 per person for a Transit Visa or a Permit to Remain in Transit.

3. Validity of Transit Visa:

a. 90 (ninety) days, calculated from the date of issuance abroad.

b. A foreign national who fails to use the visa within the designated time period must submit a reapplication for a new visa.

4. Validity of Transit Permit

a. 14 (fourteen) days, calculated from the date of admission to Indonesia.

b. An Admission Permit for a foreign national in possession of a Transit Visa shall be valid as a Transit Permit during stay in Indonesia.

c. A foreign national holding a Transit Permit who is unable to continue his/her journey within the time limit of his/her Transit Permit because of Force Majeure (an Act of God or something beyond his/her control) shall be granted a Permit to Remain in Transit by the Head of the Local Immigration Office. Extensions shall be valid for a period of 14 (fourteen) days calculated from the expiration date of the Transit Permit, for a maximum stay of 60 (sixty) days, calculated from the date of admission.

5. Requirements

a. Transit Visa applications shall be submitted by the applicant concerned or by his/her sponsor to the Visa Officer overseas after fully complying with the general visa requirements.

b. A Permit to Remain in Transit may be granted by the Head of the Local Immigration Office in the following cases of Force Majeure :

1) severe damage to the transportation mode;

2) extremely bad weather conditions;

3) a serious illness;

4) other reasons beyond the control of the applicant concerned.

B. TRANSIT VISAS ON ARRIVAL

1. Visa Provisions :

a. A Transit Visa on Arrival shall be granted to a foreign national upon arrival in Indonesia by the Head of the Local Immigration Office in cases of Force Majeure.

b. The application for a Transit Visa on Arrival shall be submitted to the Head of the Local Immigration Office in charge of the Immigration Check Point at an officially- designated airport/seaport in Indonesia.

c. A Transit Visa on Arrival shall be issued by the Head of the Local Immigration Office after careful examination and upon approval of the Director General of Immigration.

2. Immigration Fee:

US$ 15.00 for a Transit Visa on Arrival or a Permit to Remain in Transit.

3. Validity of a Transit Permit on Arrival

a. 14 (fourteen) days, calculated from the date of admission to Indonesia.

b. An Admission Permit for a foreign national in possession of a Transit Visa on Arrival shall also be valid as a Transit Permit during stay in Indonesia.

c. If within 14 (fourteen) days the foreign national is unable to continue his/her journey because of Force Majeure, the Head of the Local Immigration Office shall issue a Permit to Remain in Transit for an additional 14 (fourteen) days, calculated from the expiration date of the Transit Visa on Arrival, for a maximum period of 60 (sixty) days, calculated from the date of admission.

4. Requirements:

a. An applicant must be in possession of a passport or travel document which is valid for at least 6 (six) months.

b. An official statement/certificate from an authorized institution or agency concerning the conditions of Force Majeure which have made the foreign national unable to continue on his/her journey.

C. VISIT VISAS

1. Visit Visa Provisions

a. A Visit Visa shall be issued to a foreign national to visit Indonesia for the purpose of

1) An official Government visit, which includes activities of Government to Government, person to Government, an international organization to Indonesian Government, or a private foreign organization / body to the Indonesian Government;

2) A tour visit, which includes various tourism activities such as, visiting tourist objects, developing the tourism industry in Indonesia, -or managing/conducting package tours to Indonesia;

3) A socio-cultural visit, which includes socio-cultural activities such as visits to family members or relatives in Indonesia; visits to a social organization in the same field of endeavor as the applicant; exchange visits between educational, art, or sport institutions;

4) A business visit, which includes the following business activities

a) not engaged as an employee :
   - to discuss matters in the framework of trade transactions;
   - to make on-the-spot observations and to discuss trade commodities for the import-export business;
    - to discuss with Indonesian enterprises/companies matters related to capital or commodity production by overseas enterprises/companies;
    - to investigate possibilities for merchandising in the framework of capital investment with prospective partners in Indonesia;
    - to join an international show/exhibition;
    - to give a lecture or join a non-commercial seminar/conference in social, cultural or governmental fields, with the permission of a related agency/institution/department;
    - to join a meeting held by the head office or a representative in Indonesia;
    - to make a journalistic visit, with the permission of a related agency/institution/department;
    - to give consultation, guidance, information or training in applying and innovating technology in order to increase the quality or the design of products, as well as to further marketing efforts abroad.

b) for temporary employment to
    - inspect company branches in Indonesia;
    - conduct emergency/urgent work;
    - conduct after-sales services;
    - install or repair equipment;
    - give a speech at a seminar,
    - do non-permanent construction work;
    - hold a show/exhibition;
    - hold professional sport activities;
    - do medical activities;
    - do work aboard a ship/floating installation operating in Indonesian waters, territorial seas, a continental shelf installation, or an Indonesian exclusive economic zone; perform tests on of work instruments/ equipment for prospective foreign employees.

b. For a foreign national visiting Indonesia for a specific purpose or objective, a Multiple-Joumey Visa may be issued.

2. Immigration Fee:

US$ 25.00 per person for a Visit Visa.

3. Validity of Visit Visa:

a. 90 (ninety) days, calculated from the date of issuance abroad.

b. A foreign national who fails to use the visa within the designated time period must submit a reapplication for a new visa.

4. Validity of Visit Permit:

a. 60 (sixty) days calculated from the date of admission to Indonesia, and extendible

b. An Admission Permit for a foreign national in possession of a Visit Visa shall also be valid as a Visit Permit during stay in Indonesia.

5. Requirements:

a. A Visit Visa application shall be submitted by the applicant concerned or his/her sponsor to the overseas Visa Officer after fully complying with the general visa requirements.

b. An applicant must be in possession of a passport or travel document which is valid for at least 6 (six) months.

c. The applicant's purpose of visit may include a show/exhibition activities, trade, a professional sport event, attending a seminar/conference or giving a commercial lecture, medical treatment, or carrying out a test trial on work instruments/equipment with the approval of a related agency/ institution/department.

D. VISIT VISA ON ARRIVAL

1. Visa Provisions :

An application for a Visit Visa on Arrival shall be :

a. submitted to the Head of the Local Immigration Office who is in charge of an Immigration Check Point at an officially-designated airport/seaport in Indonesia;

b. granted to citizens from countries exempted from the requirement of possessing a visa, even though his/her arrival in Indonesia is not through an airport/seaport designated for such purposes;

c. granted to citizens of other countries upon approval of the Director General of Immigration;

d. used for the purpose of an official Government visit, or an official tour visit, or to join a transportation mode that is operating in Indonesian waters, territorial seas, a continental shelf installation, or an Indonesian exclusive economic zone.

2. Immigration Fee:

US$ 30.00 per person for a Visit Visa on Arrival.

3. Validity of Visit Permit on Arrival :

a. 30 (thirty) days, calculated from the date of admission to Indonesia.

b. An Admission Permit for a foreign national in possession of a Visit Visa on Arrival shall also be valid as a Visit Permit during stay in Indonesia.

4. Requirements:

The applicant must:

a. not be included on the Blacklist;

b. be in possession of a passport or travel document which is valid for at least 6 (six) months from the date of arrival.

E. COLLECTIVE VISIT VISAS

1. Collective Visit Visa Provisions

a. A Collective Visit Visa shall be issued by the overseas Visa Officer by stamping a collective list which has been made and signed by a travel agent who arranges for/operates a tour and travel business.

b. The collective list shall contain the names of at least 5 (five) persons with a maximum of 25 (twenty five) persons.

2. Immigration Fee:

US$ 25.00 per person for a Collective Visit Visa.

3. Validity of Collective Visit Visa:

a. 90 (ninety) days, calculated from the date of issuance abroad.

b. A foreign national who fails to use the visa within the designated time period must submit a reapplication for a new visa.

4. Validity of Collective Visit Permit

a. 60 (sixty) days, calculated from the date of admission to Indonesia.

b. An Admission Permit for a foreign national in possession of a Collective Visit Visa shall also be valid as a Visit Permit during stay in Indonesia.

5. Requirements:

A Collective Visit Permit shall be issued for the purpose of

a) a tour visit to tourist objects in Indonesia;

b) a socio-cultural visit to an organization in one's own field, or an exchange visit between students from an educational, art, or sports institution.

F. MULTIEPLE-JOURNEY BUSINESS VISAS

1. Visa Provisions :

a. A Multiple-Journey business Visa shall be issued by the overseas Visa Officer to an applicant who intends to visit Indonesia for a specific purpose several times.

b. A Multiple-Journey Business Visa shall be granted to the holder of a passport or travel document which is valid for at least 1 (one) year.

2. Immigration Fee :

US$ 50.00 per person for a Multiple-Journey Business Visa.

3. Validity of a Multiple-Journey Business Visa :

1 (one) year, calculated from the date of issuance.

4. Validity of a Multiple-Journey Business Permit:

a. 60 (sixty) days for each visit to Indonesia within a period of 1 (one) year from the first admission to Indonesia using said visa.

b. An Admission Permit for a foreign national in possession of a Multiple-Journey Business Visa shall also be valid as a Visit Permit during stay in Indonesia.

5. Requirements

The requirements to apply for a Multiple-Journey Business Visa are the same as the general visa requirements, with the provision that the applicant shall not engage in any form of temporary employment, but only visit Indonesia for the purpose of :

a. a discussion/s in the framework of trade transactions;

b. on-the-spot observations for import-export business;

c. investigating possibilities for merchandising in the framework of capital investment with prospective partners in Indonesia;;

d. discussions between Indonesian enterprises and overseas enterprises concerning capital or commodity production;

e. joining a meeting held by the head office or a representative office in Indonesia;

f. performing quality control duties on articles for export from Indonesia.

G. LIMITED STAY VISAS

1. Visa Provisions:

a. A Limited Stay Visa shall be issued to a foreign national for the purpose of

1) foreign investment;

2) employment as an expatriate expert for the government or the private sector;

3) education, training, or scientific research;

4) religious duties;

5) joining a husband and/or a parent who is a foreign national in possession of a Limited Stay Permit/Permanent Stay Permit or who is an Indonesian citizen, for the wife and/or single, legitimate child(ren) who is/are under 18 (eighteen) years of age;

6) repatriation for a former Indonesian citizen;

7) to regain Indonesian citizenship which was lost under Act No. 62/1958 concerning Citizenship of the Republic of Indonesia.

b. The overseas Visa Officer has the authority to issue a Limited Stay Visa to an applicant only upon approval from the Director General of Immigration or a designated Immigration Officer.

c. A Limited Stay Visa may be granted by the overseas Visa Officer to an applicant who is under 18 (eighteen) years of age and still single, provided the applicant:

1) was born overseas after his/her mother had been granted a Limited Stay Visa or a Re-entry Permit to the territory of Indonesia which is still valid; or

2) was born overseas of parents who are Indonesian citizens.

d. Applicants not in possession of a national passport are required to enclose proof indicating that the applicant concerned may return to country of issuance of his/her travel document or to the applicant's country of residence within 18 (eighteen) months.

e. A Limited Stay Permit shall be issued in the form of a Limited Stay Permit Card (KITAS), a 7 x 10 cm. yellow, quadrangular card with information concerning the identity and the photograph of the holder, the center showing the Immigration symbol.

2. Immigration Fees:

a. US$ 40.00 per person for a Limited Stay Visa.

b. Rp. 125.000 per person for a Limited Stay Permit.

3. Validity of Limited Stay Visa:

a. 90 (ninety) days, calculated from date of issuance.

b. A foreign national who fails to use the visa within the designated time period must submit a reapplication for a new visa.

4. Validity of Limited Stay Permit:

a. A Limited Stay Permit shall be issued to a foreign national in possession of a Limited Stay Visa to stay in the territory of Indonesia for a period of 1 (one) year from the date of admission to Indonesia and is extendible for 5 (five) times consecutively, each extension for 1 (one) year.

b. A Limited Stay Permit shall be canceled if the foreign national concerned

1) willingly relinquishes his/her right to the permit;

2) is overseas exceeding the time limit of Re-entry Permit to Indonesia; or

3) is subject to an Immigration action.

5. Requirements for limited Stay Visas and Limited Stay Permits

a. The basic requirements for a Limited Stay Visa are the same as the general Visa requirements, with the addition of the following:

1) the applicant's passport or travel document must be valid for at least 18 (eighteen) months;

2) a recommendation from an overseas sponsor or a sponsor in Indonesia;

3) an applicant who intends to join an Indonesian national husband or parent, or a foreign national in possession of a Limited Stay Permit is required to enclose a marriage certificate and/ or a birth certificate;

4) an applicant who intends to perform activities in the field of religion/ missionary work, research, social work or education must enclose the original letter and photocopies of the recommendation from the related institution/ Technical Department;

5) an applicant who will be employed in the framework of Foreign Investment/ National Investment (PN"MDN) or as expatriate expert in the field of overseas technical aid must enclose a letter of recommendation from the Technical Department and the Department of Manpower/Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) along with an approval for the Plan to Utilize Foreign Manpower document (RPTKA);

6) an applicant seeking repatriation must enclose proof of being a former Indonesian citizen, and a guarantee of having sufficient funds for living expenses while in Indonesia.

b. The requirements for a Limited Stay Permit are as follows:

1) the foreign national concerned must possess a Limited Stay Visa on arrival in Indonesia;

2) the foreign national concerned, or sponsor, must report his/her arrival as indicated in his/her admission permit;

3) an application must be submitted to the Head of the Local Immigration Office whose jurisdiction covers the area of residence of the foreign national concerned, at least 7 (seven) days from the date of admission;

4) a Limited Stay Permit may be granted to a foreign national's child born in Indonesia, whose father is the holder of a Limited Stay Permit, and who reports the birth at latest 60 (sixty) days from the date the child was born;

5) a Curriculum Vitae/Resume of the foreign national concerned, original and photocopies of national passport or travel document, and other proof to support his/her personal data in accordance with his/her visa application must be submitted;

6) a written guarantee of responsibility for the foreign national from the sponsor and the identity card of the sponsor must also be subn-dtted.

H. SPECIAL IMMIGRATION FACILITY LIMITED STAY PERMITS

1. Permit Provisions:

a. A Special Immigration Facility Limited Stay Permit (hereafter, DAHSUSKM shall be issued to increase the efficient use of territorial waters in the framework
    of national development.

b. A DAHSUSKIM shall be issued by decision of the Director General of Immigration based on the request of a sponsor who intends to employ a foreign national as an expert, captain, or crew member of a vessel or floating installation which is operating in Indonesian waters, territorial seas, a continental shelf installation, or an Indonesian exclusive economic zone.

c. The ship captain, crew member, or expatriate expert employed on board a vessel/floating installation shall be exempted from the requirement of obtaining a visa if upon entrance into Indonesia aboard said transportation mode the foreign national obtains a DAHSUSKIM.

d. If a captain, crew member, or expatriate expert enters the territory of Indonesia not utilizing his/ her vessel/floating installation, it is compulsory to obtain a Visit Visa.

e. A foreign national holding a DAHSUSK, IM is required to have a Re-entry Pemiit to depart from or re-enter the territory of Indonesia when not aboard his/her vessel/floating installation.

f. The period of time of a Re-entry Permit shall be in accordance with the DAHSUSKIM and may be issued for Multiple Journeys.

g. The implementation of this Special Imn-dgration Facility shall be by the Head of the Local Immigration Office whose jurisdiction covers the territorial seas designated by an appropriate authority.

h. The issuance of a DAHSUSKIM shall be executed at the same time as Alien Registration and is exempted from the requirement of fingerprinting.

2. Immigration Fee

Rp. 150.000 per person for a DAHSUSKIM or an extension.

3. Permit Validity:

a. The Permit is valid for 90 (ninety) days ftom the date of the approval of the DAHSUSKIM from the Director General of Immigration.

b. If this time period is exceeded, the sponsor must submit a re-application.

c. A DAHSUSKIM is valid for a maximum of 1 (one) year from the date of admission to Indonesia.

d. A D AHSUSKIM may be extended by submitting an application to the Director General of Immigration within 30 (thirty) days before the validity of the Permit has expired.

4. Requirements:

a. An application must be submitted by the sponsor to the Director General of Immigration or a designated Immigration Officer with the following enclosures :

1) a Security Clearance from the related office/department for foreign vessels/floating installations to enter Indonesian waters;

2) information concerning Foreign Vessel Operations (PPKA) from the Director General of Sea Communications;

3) a recommendation from a related office/department according to the field of activity or business.

b. The sponsor who has been granted the approval for a DAHSUSKIM must appear before the Head of the Local Immigration Office for the issuance of the DAHSUSKIM within 90 (ninety) days from the date of the approval.

c. The sponsor must submit a written application to the Head of the Local Immigration Office to process the DAHSUSKIM approval, fill out the required form, and enclose the original and photocopies of the passport or travel document of the expatriate expert, captain, or crew member of the vessel/floating installation concerned.

d. The applicant must not be included on the Blacklist.

e. The Immigration fee must be paid.

f. The sponsor must fill out the Alien Registration form for the expatriate expert, captain, or crew member of the vessel/floating installation.

I. PERMANENT STAY PERMITS

1. Permit Provisions :

a. A Permanent Stay Permit shall be issued by the Head of the Local Immigration Office to a foreign national :

1) residing in the jurisdiction of the Local Immigration Office;

2) child born in Indonesia of a foreign national father in possession of a Permanent Stay Permit who makes the application for the Permanent Stay Permit at the latest 90 (ninety) days from the date of the child's birth; or

3) who obtains approval for Immigration permit status conversion.

b. A Permanent Stay Permit shall be issued to a foreign national, bearing a valid national passport, for a period of 5 (five) years and is extendible.

c. A Permanent Stay Permit shall be granted by the Director General of Immigration on behalf of the Minister of Justice.

d. A Permanent Stay Permit shall be issued in the form of a Permanent Stay Permit Card (KITAP), quadrangular in form, 7 x 10 cm. in size; in the center part of the KITAP is the Immigration symbol, the card is blue, with a photograph and information concerning the personal identity of the holder.

2. Immigration Fee:

a. Rp. 300.000 for a Permanent Stay Permit, an extension, or a duplicate of a Permanent Stay Permit Card for the foreign national concerned.

b. Rp. 200. 000 for a Permanent Stay Permit, an extension, or a duplicate of a Permanent Stay Permit Card for the family member(s)of the foreign national concerned.

3. Validity:

a. 5 (five) years from the date of the Permanent Stay Permit issuance and extendible every 5 (five) years.

b. A Permanent Stay Permit shall be canceled if foreign national concerned

1) willingly relinquishes his/her right to the permit;

2) is overseas exceeding the time limit of the Re-entry Permit; or

3) is subject to an Immigration action.

4. Requirements:

a. A Permanent Stay Permit may be obtained through a status conversion from

a Limited Stay Permit.

b. The status conversion may be granted based on the foreign national's request, provided he/she has resided continuously in Indonesia for at least 5 (five) years from the date of issuance of the Limited Stay Permit.

c. The requirements for applying for a Permanent Stay Permit for a foreign child born in Indonesia of a foreign national father in possession of a Permanent Stay Permit are as follows

1) submit application form, guarantee of responsibility for the child, and information concerning the personal identity of the father (who, in this case, is the sponsor);

2) submit original and photocopies of valid national passport of the child;

3) submit original and photocopies of valid birth certificate of the child;

4) submit original and photocopies of valid marriage certificate, national passport, and Permanent Stay Permit of the legitimate parents;

5) submit 2 (two) color photographs, size 2 x 3 cm.;

6) the parents must not be included on the Blacklist;

7) pay Immigration fee.

J. RE-ENTRY PERMITS

1. Permit Provisions

a. A Re-entry Permit shall be issued to a foreign national in possession of a Limited Stay Permit or a Permanent Stay Permit for a Single Journey or for Multiple Journeys.

b. The issuance of a Re-entry Permit shall be at latest 1 (one) month before the expiration date of the Stay Permit.

c. A Re-entry Permit for a Single Journey shall be issued to a foreign national in possession of a Limited Stay Permit for a maximum period abroad of 6 (six) months, or for a foreign national in possession of a Permanent Stay Permit for a maximum period abroad of 12 (twelve) months from the date of the Re-entry Permit issuance.

d. A Re-entry Permit for Multiple Journeys shall be issued to a foreign national in possession of either a Limited Stay Permit or a Permanent Stay Permit valid for a maximum of 12 (twelve) months from the date of the Re-entry Permit issuance.

2. Immigration Fee:

a. Rp. 50.000 for a Single-Journey Re-entry Permit.

b. Rp. 100. 000 for a Multiple-Journey Re-entry Permit.

3. Validity:

1 (one) month at the latest before the expiration date of the Stay Permit.

4. Requirements:

An application for a Re-entry Permit should be submitted by the applicant or his/her sponsor to the Head of the Local Immigration Office whose jurisdiction covers the area of residence of the applicant, with the following enclosures :

a. an application form of applicant concerned or his/her sponsor;

b. a valid passport or travel document;

c. a Valid Stay Permit.

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