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Today's Headlines Immigration

  • Visa & Immigration: Procedures for Changing the Home Address of Expats’ KITAS/KITAP

    Visa & Immigration Policies: Procedures for Changing Home Address of Expats’ KITAS/KITAP

    A foreigner who lives in Indonesia on a limited stay permit (KITAS) or a permanent stay permit (KITAP) must have his Indonesian home address registered at the local branch of Indonesia’s immigration office. However, it often happens that the foreigner moves to a different house or apartment before his/her KITAS or KITAP expires. It is important to notify the immigration office about this move. Based on Article 71 Act No. 6/2011 on Immigration, all changes in expatriates’ civil status, citizenship, occupation, guarantor, or address must be reported to the immigration office in an immediate period of time.

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  • Indonesia Investments' Research Report Released: January 2019 Edition

    Indonesia Investments' Research Report Released: January 2019 Edition

    On Friday (08/02) Indonesia Investments released the January 2019 edition of its monthly research report. The report aims to inform the reader of the key political, economic and social developments that occurred in Indonesia in the month of January 2019 and also touches upon key international developments that impacted on the Indonesian economy.

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  • So Far in 2017, 562 Foreigners Were Denied Entry into Indonesia

    So Far in 2017, 562 Foreigners Were Denied Entry into Indonesia

    A total of 562 foreigners have been refused entry into Indonesia at Indonesia's busiest airport, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (located just outside Jakarta) so far in 2017 (up to 18 December). Enang Syamsi, Head of Immigration Office (Kelas I Department) at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, said this is a lower figure compared to one year ago when 719 foreigners were denied access to Indonesia.

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  • Remarkable News Indonesia: Football Stars Facing Immigration Trouble?

    Remarkable News Indonesia: Football Stars Facing Immigration Trouble?

    Former Chelsea football stars Michael Essien and Carlton Cole, who both played their first match in Indonesia's League One over the weekend, are facing some difficulty with Indonesian immigration. Essien and Cole, who are in the last phase of their careers, signed for Persib Bandung, one of the top football teams in Indonesia. However, based on media reports, Persib Bandung has not concluded the immigration process in time. As a result both players played their first match without having a work permit.

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  • Stocks & Rupiah Indonesia: Trump's Travel Ban Causes Uncertainty

    Stocks & Currency Indonesia: Trump's Travel Ban Causes Uncertainty

    Shares in Asia (as well as US stock futures) are trading lower, while the US dollar is sliding on Monday (30/01) after US President Donald Trump announced to curb immigration into the USA. This move sparked wide criticism at home and abroad, while giving rise to uncertainty about future (unpredictable) US political and economic policies. Since Friday (27/01) refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries - Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen - are banned (for 90 days) from entering the USA.

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  • Indonesia & ASEAN Economic Community: Free Flow of Skilled Labor

    Indonesia & ASEAN Economic Community: Free Flow of Skilled Labor

    With the implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) per 1 January 2016 - i.e. the community that is designed to allow the free flow of goods, services, investment, and skilled labor as well as the freer flow of capital among its ten member countries - there has been concern among part of the Indonesian population whether there could occur a massive inflow of foreign workers into Indonesia hence giving rise to more competition on the domestic labor market. This column zooms in on the free flow of labor under the AEC.

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  • Remarkable News: AS Roma Football Players Denied Entry into Indonesia

    Remarkable News: AS Roma Football Players Denied Entry into Indonesia

    Italian football club AS Roma is frustrated at Indonesian immigration officials after five players were not allowed to enter Indonesia at Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport on Friday (24/07). AS Roma is on a trip to Indonesia (and Australia) as part of the club’s pre-season tour. On Saturday (25/07), the squad takes part in the AS Roma Indonesia Day 2015 in Jakarta, which includes a friendly soccer match. It has not been published why the five AS Roma players were not welcome to enter Indonesian territory.

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Latest Columns Immigration

  • Are Foreign Workers Required to Learn the Indonesian language?

    Are Foreign Workers Required to Learn the Indonesian language?

    Presidential Regulation No. 20/2018 on the Use of Foreign Workers continues to be a controversial regulation. In essence the new regulation aims at simplifying the permit application process for foreign workers, hence making the process more efficient and faster. As a result, foreign direct investment (FDI) realization in Indonesia should rise, thus encouraging overall economic growth in Southeast Asia's largest economy.

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  • Application, Rejection & Cancellation of Visit Visa & Limited Stay Visa

    Application, Rejection & Cancellation of Visit Visa & Limited Stay Visa

    In our previous column we discussed the types of Visitor Visas and Limited Stay Visas based on Ministry of Law and Human Rights issued regulation number 24 of 2016 on Technical Procedures for the Application and Issuance of Visitor Visas and Limited-Stay Visas (New Regulation). In the column of this week we will discuss the application procedures, rejection and cancellation of Visitor Visas and Limited Stay Visas.

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  • Increase Validity Period Multiple Entry Business Visa to 5 years

    crease Validity Period Multiple Entry Business Visa to 5 years

    On June 28, 2016 the Indonesian Government issued Government Regulation no. 26 of 2016 regarding the amendment of Government Regulation No. 31 of 2013 Concerning Implementing Regulation of Law No. 6 Of 2011 Concerning Immigration (Amendment). The Amendment is a welcoming revision of the validity period of a multi-entry business visa for foreigners who intent to have business meetings in Indonesia. In this column we will discuss the impact of the Amendment on foreign business visitors.

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  • Entry Without Visa into Indonesia Further Explained

    Entry Without Visa into Indonesia Further Explained

    In the beginning of 2016 the Indonesian government issued a new presidential regulation, no. 21 of 2016 Concerning Free Visit Visa ("New Regulation"), which removes restrictions for foreigners to enter Indonesia and allows entry without visa into Indonesia for citizens of almost all countries in the world. Moreover, the New Regulation allows the entry without visa not only for tourist visit purposes, but also for other visit purposes, such as business meetings. In this column we take a closer look at the implementation of the New Regulation.

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  • ITAS and ITK Online: New Online Reporting Requirement for Foreigners

    ITAS and ITK Online: New Online Reporting Requirement for Foreigners

    Since February 1, 2016, the Directorate General of Immigration implemented a new requirement for applications of new work permits by expatriates in the certain Immigration Offices in Indonesia and for the extension of Indonesian visiting visas for foreigners, i.e. ITAS and ITK ONLINE Report. In the column of this week we explain the new online reporting requirements set by the Directorate General of Immigration.

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  • Visit Visa No Longer Required in Indonesia for 45 Countries

    Visit Visa No Longer Required in Indonesia for 45 Countries

    Recently the president issued Presidential Regulation number 69 of 2015 on Exemptions of Visit Visa (Visit Visa Regulation). Before the issuance of the Visit Visa Regulation, foreigners were obliged to obtain a Visit Visa before being able to enter Indonesia. Under the new regulation foreigners are exempted from this obligation. The Visit Visa Regulation is an attempt of the Indonesian government to boost the tourist industry and increase the number of foreign tourist in Indonesia. The Visit Visa Regulation is in force since June 10, 2015.

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  • New Service Tariffs at Ministry of Law and Human Rights

    On February 25, 2015, Government Regulation number 10 of 2015 regarding The Amendment of Government Regulation No. 45 of 2014 on Types and Tariffs of Non-Tax State Revenue Applicable to the Ministry of Law and Human Rights (Government Regulation) was issued. The new regulation amends several service tariffs at the Ministry of Law and Human Rights (Ministry). Moreover there are several additions to the service tariffs at the Ministry. In this column we discuss the most important amendments based on the Government Regulation.

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