Category: Info for Expats

An Overview of the Types of Sponsored Work and Stay Permits in Indonesia

Foreigners who wish to work and stay in Indonesia can choose from various types of work and stay permits, depending on the type of job, qualifications, and preference....

Chores and Children

Expat children and household help usually go hand-in-hand when you’re living in Indonesia. It’s always been advantageous for us to have help around but as my...

Why You Need to Apply for an Exit Permit Only/EPO in Indonesia

If you are a foreigner holding a temporary stay permit (KITAS) in Indonesia, keep in mind that you must apply for an Exit Permit Only (EPO) if you change jobs, leave...

money

An American Abroad: Tips for Saving Money and Avoiding Unnecessary Fees on your Indonesian Trip

Whether visiting the temples and mountains of Java, exploring the sprawling melting pot of Jakarta, or finding tranquility on the beaches of Bali, it is undeniable that...

The Expatriate Mothers’ Network

I never thought that moving abroad would result in gaining more friends than I had before I left. I thought my journey as an expat would be lonely and that I would...

Which Visa for Business Travels? The Differences between Different Visas for Business Travellers Explained.

Foreigners travelling to Indonesia for business meetings or for attending seminars or training or other business (non-working) activities have a variety of visas to...

Hiring a Nanny in Indonesia

One of the advantages of living in Indonesia is being able to hire a nanny for your children. Expats, however, sometimes imagine nannies to be a cheery “Mary...

The New Application Procedure for Expatriate Work Permit and Stay Permits Explained

Since the issuance of Presidential Regulation 20/2018 concerning the use of foreign workers (PR 20/2018) in March this year, there has been a lot of uncertainty about...

All You Need to Know About the New Income Tax Rate in Indonesia

Indonesia has a very favourable income tax system for small businesses. Right now it will become even more attractive. This is the set timeline for when the new reduced...

Can a Foreigner Buy Property in Indonesia?

“Foreign ownership of houses or apartments falls under the Right of Use category, locally known as Hak Pakai, which is weaker than the Right of Ownership category...

Knowing the Advantages of Perpres No. 20 of 2018 on Hiring Expatriates

“The Presidential Regulation No. 20/2018, in general, has provided some advantages for the Employer in Indonesia who wants in hiring foreign workers. It consists of...

Foreigners Relocating to Bali

It’s easy to visit Bali as a tourist because most nationalities don’t need a visa to stay on the island for up to 30 days. However, things get a little more...

US Brokerage Firms Closing Accounts for American Expats

Many American citizens living abroad have recently been contacted by their US brokerage firms to inform them that their accounts have either been frozen such that they...

An Update of KITAP (Permanent Stay Permit) In Indonesia

Procedural differences between obtaining a KITAP for investors, expatriates working as director or commissioner, and spouses of mixed marriages in Indonesia. The...