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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...

Citizens of Japan, Korea, Australia, India and China with a KITAS can now enjoy a special offer by DHL!

Citizens of Japan, Korea, Australia, India and China with a KITAS can now enjoy a special offer by DHL! KITAS card holders get a 15% discount on one international...

Two Foreigners in Bali Deported for Moonlighting as Dive Instructors

Two foreigners have been deported by the Singaraja immigration in North Bali for performing a job that is not in accordance with their KITAS work permits. Singaraja...

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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Our Most Popular Stories of 2016

We’ve compiled the data on the stories our audience has deemed most important or interesting this year. Please let us know in the comments below what topics and issues...

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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.

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...

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...

Manpower Expresses Regrets; Extends Expats a Warm Welcome

The Indonesian Ministry of Manpower recently caused panic and demoralization among companies hiring expats. All of this was following the drastic change of rules laid...

A Nigerian may is forcibly detained in an immigration raid in Jakarta. Photo courtesy of Antara

The Immigration Inquisition

Carrying a photocopy of your passport, KITAS or KITAP in Indonesia may no longer be good enough if you don’t want to be treated like a criminal by overzealous...

The Executioners & the Graveyard

Indonesians are being royally scammed when law enforcers use their power to attack opponents of the country’s endemic corruption. “Five hundred thousand rupiah,...

KITAS Rules Tighten as Indonesia Reduces the Stay Period for Certain Expats

The government recently reduced the stay period for expats in certain industries. Here’s what workers in service, trading, and consulting should consider.   Since...

Welcome to Remarkable Indonesia

The banner headline of the very impressive TV advertising campaign that tries to hook potential investors to take the path to BKPM, the Indonesian National Investment...

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Changing a KITAS to a KITAP – it’s possible!

Immigration. The mere mention of the name is enough to send shudders down the spine of many an expat. At some stage we all have to deal with them and it is an experience...