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Tips and Tricks on Organising a Retreat in Bali

Posted 17.04. 2019 by Cekindo , last update on 18.04. 2019

Bali has a reputation for being a perfect location for organising a retreat. TripAdvisor named Bali the best travelling destination in 2017, and The Guardian even ranked the region as one of the top 10 yoga and meditation retreats in the world. Of course, there are obvious reasons for all these recognitions. Bali provides all …

The Importance of Exit Permit Only (EPO) for KITAS Holders in Indonesia

Posted 16.04. 2019 by Cekindo

It is very important for foreigners to know that if you wish to work in any part of Indonesia, you will need to apply for a work permit and a KITAS (Kartu Izin Tinggal Sementara, or temporary residency permit). There are three types of KITAS: employment KITAS, spouse-sponsored KITAS and retirement KITAS. With that being …

Location Permits for Foreign Filmmaking in Indonesia

Posted 15.04. 2019 by Cekindo , last update on 16.04. 2019

Recognising the need to promote and support the development and growth of the local filmmaking and movie industry, the government of Indonesia has recently opened up this sector for foreign investments. The opening of the movie industry for foreign investors is definitely a turning point in Indonesia’s filmmaking and movie industry as it provides ample …

5 Shocking Reasons You Might Be Deported from Bali

Posted 27.03. 2019 by Cekindo , last update on 1.04. 2019

One of the most common issues that foreigners in Bali talk about is immigration law. It is a reality that the Indonesian immigration makes things difficult for foreigners – so if you are not careful, you could be in trouble such as being deported, or ending up in jail. However, if you want to avoid …

ITAS and ITAP: Understand the Differences

Posted 21.03. 2019 by Cekindo

Planning to settle down in Indonesia but unsure of which visa you need? This is a widespread situation for foreigners who wish to stay in Indonesia for work, family or other reasons. Legal jargons and visa variety in Indonesia can make the visa application process more complex than it should be. In case of residency …

Tips and Tricks on How to Open a Bank Account in Bali

Posted 19.03. 2019 by Cekindo , last update on 21.03. 2019

Whether it is for business or family reasons, if you know that you will be staying in Bali for a long period of time, you are probably thinking of opening a bank account. The reason is simple – to avoid the excessive ATM and bank fees that incur every time whenever there is a financial …

Is Doing Business on a Spouse Visa Legal in Indonesia?

Posted 9.01. 2019 by Cekindo

To qualify for a spouse visa, or a permanent stay permit (KITAP) in Indonesia, you must be legally married to an Indonesian citizen. A marriage is only legal when it is officially recognised by the government anywhere in Indonesia where you were married. Domestic partnerships, in which a couple have not formalised their relationship but …

Visas in Semarang: Which One You Should Apply For

Posted 18.12. 2018 by Cekindo , last update on 25.12. 2018

According to statistics, by the end of 2018, it is estimated that the number of foreigners entering Indonesia will hit 17 million, including both tourists and foreigners who do business in Indonesia. In order to promote the development of tourism and to attract more foreign investments, the Indonesian government has successively implemented a comprehensive visa …

Australians Starting A Business in Bali: Know the Options

Posted 17.10. 2018 by Cekindo

According to Your Investment Property, more than one million Australians visit Bali every year, and most of them find themselves investing in the island. Another statistic proving the interest of Aussies in leading business in Bali claims that 4 out of 10 foreigners who consider purchasing a villa in Bali come from Australia. …

Deportation from Indonesia: An Introduction and Solution

Posted 11.10. 2018 by Cekindo , last update on 19.11. 2018

Indonesia is a challenging country with an expansive captive market at every minute. However, with its abundant economic potential, comes legal compliance that must be met by foreign visitors especially in terms of visas whether for staying or working. …