Indonesian Immigration Law
The Indonesian Immigration Law essentially regulates the entry and exit on Indonesian territory, as well as its surveillance, in order to maintain the sovereignty of the Indonesian state. In principle, every person who is not an Indonesian citizen must have a valid residence permit in order to stay or settle in Indonesia. This is described in detail in Immigration Act No. 6 of 2011, the functions of state supervision, the requirements for a residence permit, including provisions on prohibitions and sanctions for violations.
As of April 2020: Free entry with an entry stamp is possible for many countries (but not all) for a period of 30 days. This length of stay is NOT renewable. A "Visa on Arrival" paid upon entry is valid for 30 days and can be extended once for 30 days. All other residence permits must be submitted to the responsible Indonesian embassy in your home country. There is a “Social Visa” (first Visa 60 days, later to be extended 3 times that is each valid for a month), Business Visa is valid for up to 12 months, but you have to leave the country every 60 days. A Residence Permit is valid for 1 year and can always be extended for another year (up to 5 years) and there are different models for this, such as a Spouse Visa, Work Visa combined with a work permit, Investor Visa or Pension Visa (age 55 years and above).
Violating the Immigration Law can result in severe punishment. If the maximum length of stay in Indonesia is exceeded, a fine of Rp 1,000,000 per day will be imposed (as of April 2020).
> Information on entry and residence requirements can be found on the Indonesian Immigration website.
It should also be noted that for entry into Indonesia, the passport must be valid for at least 6 months (for Social Visas 12 months) from the day of arrival.
Please note that the material on our website is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as a legal opinion or legal advice.
How we can help you...
• PREPARING FOR A STAY: The processes for obtaining a residence or work permit in Indonesia are not so easy to do yourself. New laws and regulations, missing regulations, irregular application of existing regulations, stakes and other matters make it difficult to process forms relatively smoothly.
Our law firm can do all of these tasks of preparing for a Visa (short-term), KITAS (residence permit), IMTA (work permit) and RPTKA (company confirmation for work permit preparation).
• EMERGENCY REPRESENTATION: In the event of a violation of the law, Legal Nexus Law Firm can help to submit the necessary documents to avoid arrest or detention.