Aug 21, 2011
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KITAS is given to the expatriate who is being employed as an ‘Expert’ worker for a company (company must be an Indonesian company or registered in Indonesia) and is considered to be a limited stay visa. If the expatriate is joining an Indonesian spouse in the country, that spouse can sponsor the expatriate and KITAS merely becomes the first step to full citizenship. In terms of a company, only foreign companies that are investing a large amount of money in the country can apply for KITAS.

Regardless of the intention of applying for KITAS, it is a necessary step to take before the expatriate can legally lease a home in the country. Until such time that KITAS is approved, the expatriate will have to live in temporary dwellings. His household goods will also be held by customs until KITAS has been finalised and approved. The process should take about 30 days.

Below are the items required for the application.
The sponsoring company is required to prepare and produce these documents:
  • Copy of the company’s act
  • Copy of the company’s locality letter
  • Copy of the company’s tax number (NPWP)
  • Copy of the company’s business license letter (SIUP)
  • Organisation structure
  • Copy of the employee contract (for companies employing foreigner)
  • Copy of the director’s identity card
  • Copy of the report to the labour department adapted by UU no. 17, 1981
  • Copy of the KTP of an Indonesian work colleague
  • 20 company letter heads, signed by the company director, and sealed with the company stamp
Personal documents the foreign applicant will need to produce:
  • Copy of the foreigner’s passport
  • Curriculum Vitae and references
  • Passport sized photographs with red backgrounds (4 x 6 = 21 pcs, 3 x 4 = 8 pcs, 2 x 3 = 6 pcs)
Additional documentation if moving with family:
  • Copy of the wife’s and children’s passport
  • Copy of the marriage certificate
  • Copy of the children’s birth certificates
  • Passport sized photographs (4 x 6 = 12 pcs, 3 x 4 = 4 pcs, 2 x 3 = 4 pcs)
  • Copy of the family register
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