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There are two types of work visas in Indonesia:
For the ITAS in Indonesia, the work visa applicant would need to apply for and be granted the following permits in this order:
The KITAP requires a strict application process and is only open to those already holding an ITAS. KITAP is only open to applicants who meet one of the following criteria:
The following documents are required when applying for a work visa in Indones
The process for applicants based inside Indonesia is similar to applicants based abroad, as applicants will have to leave the country in most cases.
Applicants can expect to be outside of Indonesia for approximately 10 days.
Yes, it is usually possible to bring your family members to Indonesia when holding an Indonesia work visa. Family members will apply for dependent visas on the same KITAS as the work visa holder. Technically, the dependent visas are also sponsored by the company hiring the worker; however, it’s important to note that a dependent visa holder in Indonesia is not permitted to work or earn income in Indonesia.
The application for a dependent visa is 100% online and does not normally require an in-person visit to the consulate or embassy. More information on this topic can be found on the official immigration office website of Indonesia.
KITAS holders usually have valid residency in Indonesia for 3 months – 1 year. The Indonesian work visa can be renewed annually up to 4 times, at which point the applicant would be eligible for a KITAP (permanent stay visa)
A global employer of record can provide a work visa in Indonesia. For best results, it is better to plan for your foreign worker in Indonesia to be based in Jakarta.
Even if the candidate is already based in Indonesia, they will likely have to leave the country during the process and re-enter. This part of the process is determined on a case-by-case basis, but applicants in such scenarios should be fully prepared to leave for approximately 10 days, and come back, during a job change.
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