Category: Info for Expats

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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...

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Immigration Targets Expats Again

“Carry original documents with you.” At 3am on the Sunday morning of June 5, the South Jakarta Immigration Office held another raid on the popular entertainment...

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Life Back Then

Author of Olivia & Sophie, Rosie Milne, explores what expat life was like 200 years ago. My novel Olivia & Sophia explores the lives of two predecessors of...

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Violations on Stay Permits or Visas!

It just happens, violating the rules of your stay permit (KITAS) or your visa. Sometimes totally absent-mindedly. What happens if you do violate the rules, or more...

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Property: Nightmare or Sound Investment?

Will Rogers (the actor, writer and real-life cowboy) said it best: “Don’t wait to buy land. Buy land and wait.” It was true for him at the turn of the...