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KITAP: The Ultimate Stay Permit in Indonesia and How to Get It

Posted 7.06. 2018 by Cekindo

A permanent stay permit, also known as KITAP, is the highest goal for foreigners wanting to reside in Indonesia. Unfortunately, as for all things that many people want — it is not an easy thing to attain. In this article, you will read everything you need to to know about KITAP — Indonesia’s permanent stay …

How to Extend a Visa in Bali (and How Not to)

Posted 28.02. 2018 by Cekindo , last update on 18.06. 2018

There are different kinds of visas available in Indonesia, allowing visitors to stay for one month, two months and up to 6 months in a row. Before you fly into the country, it is good to be well-informed about the latest visa regulations. You wouldn’t be the first having to exit the country unexpectedly because …

Your Complete Guide to Limited Stay Permit/KITAS in Indonesia

Posted 26.12. 2017 by Cekindo , last update on 31.05. 2018

As is usually the case for starting a business in Indonesia, it is important to know that you will be required to obtain a limited stay permit—KITAS, if you wish to work and stay in Indonesian territory for a longer period as foreigners. KITAS can be renewed when necessary. The new immigration passed in May …

Part 2: The Challenges of Doing Business in Indonesia and How to Tackle Them

Posted 14.09. 2017 by Cekindo , last update on 31.05. 2018

In the first part of the article, we discussed the first two challenges of doing business in Indonesia – foreign ownership limitations and the complex government regulations. Here, we will be discussing three more of these major challenges and how best to tackle them.   3. Elaborate Taxation System Taxation regulations in the country apply …

The Challenges of Doing Business in Indonesia and How to Tackle Them: Part 1

Posted 13.09. 2017 by Cekindo , last update on 31.05. 2018

As the largest economy in Southeast Asia, Indonesia has a total GDP of USD888 million with target GDP growth set at 5.2 percent. The archipelago was ranked 91th out of 189 countries in the Ease of Doing Business 2017 report. Indonesia certainly draws attention to many foreigners looking to establish their businesses in the country. …

Newest Regulation on Stay Permit, Visit Visa, and Working Permit

Posted 21.04. 2016 by Cekindo , last update on 18.06. 2018

The Immigration Directorate General of Republic of Indonesia has issued a new regulation. Which the submission of the application forms for Stay Permit (ITAS), Visiting Visa (ITK), and its renewal for expatriates must be done online. The new regulation is effective since February 1st, 2016. The applicant will then receive a confirmation email within 3-7 …

Understanding Visit Permits in Indonesia: An Overview for Foreigners

Posted 12.02. 2016 by Cekindo , last update on 18.06. 2018

Do you want to have a business trip to Indonesia? Or do you want to visit your family or friends who have businesses in Indonesia? Whatever the reasons are, a short visit to Indonesia requires you to have a visitor permit. This kind of visit stay permit is regulated in Regulation 27/2014, issued by the …

10 Most Common Immigration Mistakes a Foreigner Should Avoid in Indonesia

Posted 15.01. 2016 by Michal Wasserbauer , last update on 18.06. 2018

Traveling and doing business abroad needs careful plans and extensive preparations. Not only the trip will be costly, but there are also different rules, regulations, customs, and cultures we have to learn prior to our departure to the destination country. Especially when traveling to Indonesia, there are endless maze of bureaucracy that any foreign businessman …

Restaurant License in Indonesia

Posted 9.12. 2015 by Dawud Gede Wicaksono , last update on 18.06. 2018

Opening a new restaurant and turning it into a succeed one requires more than just hard work and dedication. As with any businesses, it requires a lot of paperwork. Failing to get appropriate licenses and permits for your restaurant will result closing from local government. The retail sector, including hotels and restaurants, is changing rapidly …

BUSINESS LICENSE IN INDONESIA

Posted 18.11. 2015 by Indira Agustin , last update on 18.06. 2018

Business license is an essential matter for any business sector in order to conduct business activity accordance with law in almost region all over the world. In Indonesia, there are licenses or permits that need to be obtained in order to perform business activities legally. Either setting up a company, market your products, or conducting …

Shareholders, Commissioners, and Director of PT PMA in Indonesia: Who Can Take the Roles?

Posted 6.10. 2015 by Michal Wasserbauer , last update on 18.06. 2018

Based on Indonesia Company Law, every PT PMA should have at least one director, one commissioner, and two shareholders. The appointment of the director(s) and the commissioner(s) is made up in the General Meeting of Shareholders. To avoid the overlapping roles between the board of directors and the board of commissioners, we need to distinguish …