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Investors No Longer Require a Work Permit in Indonesia

As of November 1, 2018, the Ministry of Manpower and Immigration has started the implementation of the new work and stay permit application system for foreign workers...

When a Work Permit Is Not Needed: Know the Latest Employment Regulation

The implementation of the latest Presidential Regulation (No. 20/2018) concerning Foreign Workers introduced several simplifications to boost the ease of investment and...

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....

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...

Working in Indonesia with a Stay Permit Sponsored by a Spouse?

Foreigners wishing to work in Indonesia require a Foreign Manpower Utilisation Plan (RPTKA) and work permit (IMTA), which are issued by the Ministry of Manpower, and a...

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...

British Tourist Slaps Immigration Officer Over Visa Fine

A British tourist who lashed out at an immigration officer has been detained in Indonesia and is facing criminal charges, according to the Directorate General of...

Expatriates Now Required to Learn Indonesian

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s decree to help simplify Indonesia’s procedures for issuing foreigners’ work permits, which is set to take...

Two Indonesian Comedians Charged for Visa Violations in Hong Kong

Two Indonesian Comedians named Yudo Prasetyo (Cak Yudo) and Deni Afriandi (Cak Percil), have been convicted in Hong Kong for visa violations, after being arrested by...

Free Stay and Visa Extensions Provided for Stranded Tourists in Bali

The tourism and hospitality industry in Bali are giving special offers and services for tourists in Bali whose stay have been affected by the Mount Agung eruption. Since...

New Zealand Simplifies Visas for Indonesian Tourists

New Zealand has signed an agreement to enable Indonesian tourists to obtain a visa in only three days. The agreement, signed by Immigration New Zealand (INZ), Tourism...

UK Visa Requirements Divides Indonesian-British Family

A British family has been left divided between Suffolk in the United Kingdom and Jakarta following visa complications. According to a report from the Suffolk-based East...

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15 Companies That Help Expats Do Business in Indonesia

Indonesia is going to be the world’s seventh-largest economy by 2030. As Southeast Asia’s biggest market, it offers several different market entry options.

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10 Things to Remember About Immigration Raids in Indonesia

Whether checking for documents, reducing the threat of terrorism or countering drug distribution, Indonesian Immigration authorities and the police regularly carry out...