Virginia, US


If your company is sending employees to Indonesia—Fragomen is here to help. Working closely with our Local Advisors in Indonesia, we provide the immigration strategies and support you need to get your employees on the ground as quickly as possible. 

Indonesian law provides many solutions to help employers of foreign nationals.  Requirements, processing times, employment eligibility, and benefits for accompanying family members vary by visa classification.

In general, foreign nationals entering Indonesia for short-term visits or work may do so using a Visa on Arrival ("Visa Kunjungan Saat Kedatangam"), a Visit Visa ("Visa Kunjungan"), or without a visa, depending on their nationality and intended length of stay. Visas on Arrival are obtained at an Indonesian port of entry, generally permit an initial stay of up to 30 days and are valid for single entry.  Foreign nationals who are eligible for a Visa on Arrival, but who intend to remain in Indonesia for more than 30 days continuously, should obtain a Visit Visa prior to entry, which allow single or multiple entries and generally permit a stay of up to 60 days. Visit Visa nationals are generally permitted a stay of 60 days.

The standard work authorization in Indonesia is the Work Permit (IMTA), which the foreign national typically holds along with the Limited Stay Permit (KITAS).  Limited Stay Visas allow for a single entry, are generally valid for an initial admission period of six months or more, and cannot be extended.

Note that there is a lack of consistent implementation or transparency in the visa and work permit process.  There are lengthy processing times and employers are subject to jail time for noncompliance.

Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.