Indonesia is a nation with a booming economy and fast developing industries in trade, agriculture, education, information technology, manufacturing, services and media. While the government’s policies dissuade a company from hiring an expatriate for a job an Indonesia can do, there are still several options available for those who wish to work in the country so long as they meet certain requirements.
Government policy states for a foreigner to work in the country, they must be an ‘expert’ in their field. This simply means an individual is expected to have 5 to 10 or more years of relevant experience in his or her field, therefore precluding fresh university graduates from working in the country.
However, with Indonesia’s continued trading with English speaking countries like the United States and Singapore, English is being taught as a secondary and important subject. As such, native speakers from the US, UK, Canada, Australia or New Zealand that teach English and have official qualifications from credible institutions are automatically considered an expert in the field of teaching English regardless of experience and are able to obtain jobs in the education sector quite easily.
Applying for Visas & Work Permits
For a company to hire an expatriate it is required by law to obtain
permission from the government and if the application is approved, the
expatriate is then issued a work permit. Once the work permit is
approved, the company can then apply for a semi-resident visa for the
For more information on how to obtain a Visa in Indonesia, please proceed to http://www.learn4good.com/travel/indonesia_visa.htm#doc
Common careers for expatriates in Indonesia
Most expatriates are either relocated by their respective companies to Indonesia as part of overseas placement and the overseeing of businesses in the region or are investors that have offices in Indonesia. There are also a number of career diplomats assigned to the foreign embassies in the country.
Most expatriates come to Indonesia as teachers or English language speakers/trainers.
Others participate as Aid workers in international organizations or come as Missionaries.
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