Category: Info for Expats

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When You Say “I Do” to an Indonesian

While Jane Austen’s classic novel Pride and Prejudice presupposes that deciding whom to love (and eventually marry) is mostly just taking into consideration some...

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Nominee Scheme Dangerous Form of Land Ownership For Foreigners

Despite the goal of Indonesia to increase its foreign direct investments and its massive growth in tourism, foreigners in the country are still not allowed to own a...

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What Expats Need to Know About Importing Goods to Indonesia

The waiting time and the legal hoops expats need to jump through to import goods into Indonesia can be daunting. But there is a way to get around all of it.

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Tax Amnesty for Foreigners: Not Too Late to Participate

Indonesia is changing. With tax amnesty, the Jokowi administration aims to bring Indonesia into a new era, shedding light on undocumented assets and increasing potential...

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Immigration and The (Formalities) Agent, Living Apart Together

A clean government, Immigration kicks off It is official law and immediately implemented in the daily practice of immigration offices, on any level and through the whole...

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5 Foreign Tech Players to Meet This Week

Here are five interesting foreigners that you might want to bump into if you’re going to Tech in Asia Jakarta 2016.

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Breaking: Expats Can No Longer Rely Solely on Agents to Get Permits

Indonesia announced immigration formality agents are no longer allowed to submit applications for visas and stay permits without having the expat present.

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RETIREMENT (Getting Old) IN INDONESIA, NOT THAT DIFFICULT

If there is a subject that is much discussed among elderly staying in Indonesia or who want to, it is the retirement visa (Lansia). Many urban legends are going around...

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Employment of Foreigners in Indonesia

Indonesia is becoming well known as one of the largest emerging markets in the world with increasingly attractive options for foreigners seeking work in cities like...

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The Immigration Office Revealed!

Application of Visas and Kitas It is an intriguing question! Extending my visa or Kitas, can I do it myself? The answer is an undisputed and unchallenged yes. In this...

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WORKING IN INDONESIA, why on Earth not!

A visit visa, a temporary work permit with a visit visa or a normal work permit with a stay permit, that is the only question.    After Immigration has targeted...

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Writing the Indonesian Experience

When I first arrived in the early ‘90s, it was close to impossible to find any English language books about Indonesia. Things have changed. The Internet was not yet...

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The PMA Company and the Negative List in Indonesia

This article is the result of numerous questions from expats regarding the setup of a company and the function of The Negative List. It describes the establishment of...

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The Death of Tax Evasion?

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death … and taxes” So said Benjamin Franklin a few years back. But was he right? Most of us would agree...