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Indonesia Expatriates And Working Permits


Expatriates And Working Permits

In the framework of direct investment, the foreign and national shareholders are free to choose members of the supervisor and management board. The employment of foreign operational directors, managers, technicians, experts and even specialized workers by PMA as well as PMDN enterprises is allowed in Indonesia as long as Indonesian are not available or qualified to fill these positions or jobs. The Department of Manpower issues regulation on this matter in form of a list of professional positions in every positions in every business sector which are open for the employment of expatriate personnel. However, it has relaxed this list a great deal and continues to consider further relaxations accordingly. An expatriate wishing to take up or continue employment in Indonesia must posses a work permit. Work permits are also required to be possessed by expatriates who hold the post of directors.

1. RPTKA (Expatriate Placement Plan)
If an enterprise in the framework of direct investment wants to employ foreigners, the enterprise should submit an Expatriate Placement Plan (RPTKA - Rencana Penempatan Tenaga Kerja Asing) to the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM). if the enterprise is in the framework of direct investment. In foreign investment/PMA companies, work permits for senior positions (such as Director) held by foreigners are for three years and can be renewed just before expiration. Other position slots in the RPTKA are only for one year and can be renewed annually, usually up to a fixed number of years.
Based on the approval of the RPTKA (Expatriate Placement Plan) a TA-01 is issued, and then a work permit, Izin Kerja Tenaga Asing (IKTA) is issued after your arrival and the issuance of the KITAS card and have paid your annual DPKK fee.
A foreigner's expertise must be proven, as government regulations limit the employment of foreigners in Indonesia to "experts" which can contribute to the national development. Due to the high unemployment rate of nationals, it must be proven that the expertise of a foreigner cannot actually be supplied by a national instead.
A work permit issued for a foreigner does NOT entitle their spouse to work as well. A "dependent spouse"; must obtain their own sponsor and work permit in order to work in Indonesia. This can be done, but depends on the demand for their expertise.

2. TA01 Recommendation
After the RPTKA has been approved, the TA01 recommendation has to be applied for in order to get a temporary residence visa. The original approval letter on the TA01 recommendation will be needed to apply for the VITAS or VBS (Visa Tinggal Terbatas). The RPTKA & TA01 recommendation are only necessary for foreigners working in Indonesia.

3. Vitas or VBS - Limited Stay Visa or Semi permanent Residence Visa
Once the TA01 recommendation has been approved, the VITAS must be applied for, for the working spouse and his dependent family, at the Indonesian Immigration office in the intended city of residence. Upon approval, the Indonesian Immigration office will send a telex approval to the Indonesian Embassy where the foreigner and his dependent family want to pick up the approval and to get the VITAS/VBS stamped into their passports.
This VBS visa stamp permits your entry into Indonesia. Within 3-7 days of your arrival in Indonesia, you and your dependent family members must go to the Immigration office to report your arrival and complete the necessary paperwork. Failure to do this within 3 days will constitute a violation of your status, a legal hassle that can only be overcome through a visit to the courts. So don't delay your initial trip to the Immigration office to report your arrival. At the immigration office, you will be called to take a full set of fingerprints and to sign various documents.

4. KITAS Card or Limited Stay Permit Card and Blue book/POA or Foreigner Registration
When all the paperwork on your visa is done, you will be issued a Limited Stay Permit - Kartu Izin Tinggal Terbatas, better known as a KITAS card. The predecessor to the KITAS was the KIM/S. People still erroneously refer to the limited stay permit as a KIM/S. With your KITAS you will also receive a blue book, Buku Mutasi. The blue book tracks changes in your immigration status. They are valuable documents and should be kept safely. The KITAS card & blue book allow you to live in Indonesia for one year and may be renewed annually, up to two extensions without having to leave the country.

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