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How to Obtain a Police Clearance Certificate in Indonesia

In Indonesia, a police clearance certificate, or police certificate (SKCK), is an official document given out by the Indonesian national police department. The purpose of this certificate is to review and confirm the criminal records or criminal history of all local and foreign individuals. The police certificate in Indonesia is particularly important for foreigners starting …

How to Visit Indonesia from Singapore through Reciprocal Green Lane in Time of COVID-19

The Indonesia immigration has issued the latest regulation on visa and stay permit in time of COVID-19. Aiming at supporting economic recovery and reunification with family members in Indonesia, among other things, regulation Permenkumham 26/2020 has come into effect starting 1 October 2020. Furthermore, Indonesia and Singapore have their own entry arrangement through what is …

What Foreigners Need to Know about Working in Remote Regions in Indonesia

Doing work in Indonesia for foreigners is relatively easy when the job is in Indonesian big cities, such as Jakarta and Semarang, due to the ease of acquiring work and stay permits. On the contrary, for foreigners working in remote regions, they will have to encounter additional requirements and scrutiny from the local authorities. Therefore, …

Have You Heard about Entertainment KITAS? A Guide

Have you ever thought about how you can live and work in Bali as a freelancer, a performer, a model, an artist, or a musician? Bali is not just for investors with huge financial ability, or entrepreneurs with the next big ideas, it is also for freelancers and individuals alike to realise their dream with …

What is a Mandatory Manpower Report and Which Companies Should Submit It?

Regarding employment in Indonesia, one of the many things not to be overlooked by companies is the mandatory manpower report. The mandatory manpower report has a great impact on a company. If an enterprise fails to comply with the requirements, they will be subject to penalties and sanctions. What is Mandatory Manpower Report for Employment …

Horror Stories, Fake Agents and Visas in Indonesia

Have you ever dreamed of relocating or migrating to Indonesia? Whatever the reason is, it is a big decision to make. Thus, you should never downplay the importance of applying for the right visa. There are many types of visas in Indonesia, and taking the wrong step can cause delays, heavy fine, penal sanctions, blacklisting …

Stay Permit Services in Indonesia in the New Normal

With the New Normal taking place in Indonesia following the COVID-19 crisis, many areas have been profoundly impacted. For foreigners, it is important to keep up with the latest updates regarding visas and/or permits in Indonesia. This article discusses the stay permit services in Indonesia in the New Normal, in accordance with the new regulation …

How to Legally Visit and Stay in Indonesia: The Shortcuts

To be able to enter, visit and/or stay in Indonesia legally, foreigners are required to go through the correct Indonesia visa application process.  Blessed with incredible natural beauty and rich cultures, Indonesia makes a superb vacation destination in the world. But Indonesia is more than just a heavenly destination for global tourists. As the largest …

How to Become a Permanent Resident in Indonesia

The number of foreign nationals coming to Indonesia and applying for permanent residency has been growing compellingly. There are many reasons foreigners choose to become a permanent resident in Indonesia, the most common ones are family and work-related. To obtain a permanent residency to live and work legally in the country, there are criteria and …

Medan Visa Options: Choose the Right Type

Situated on the island of Sumatra, Medan is Indonesia’s fourth biggest city that has been thriving with multibillion-dollar industries such as palm oil and tourism. Last year, the number of foreign tourist arrivals in Medan hit approximately 123,000 people (a 12.2% growth) in just the first quarter. With Lake Toba being the top travel destination …

An Advanced Guide to Bali Visa for US Citizens

Indonesia has more than 17,000 islands and Bali still stands out of the crowd in terms of tourism. Among countless tropical destinations across Indonesia, Bali, a bustling island, has always been one of the preferred destinations in the world for many citizens from the United states to live, work and study. The laid-back lifestyle, advancing …

Batam Visa Options: Which One Do You Need?

When talking about Sumatra, it is hard not to include a popular island Batam. Batam is not only the largest city in Riau, but it is also an industrial city and part of Indonesia’s free trade zone. Over the years, Batam has emerged as the transport hub as well as a well-known destination for visitors …