indonesia work visa and business visa applications during covid19

Indonesia Work & Business Visas – Latest COVID-19 Regulations & Eligibility 

  • InCorp Editorial Team
  • 18 June 2020
  • 2 minute reading time

The Government has updated its regulation and advisory regarding Indonesia business visa COVID. The latest regulation is based on a Circular Letter Number 0661 issued by Directorate General on Immigration, which states that foreigners who have attained specific visas and stay permits are now eligible to enter Indonesia, however, certain conditions and requirements remain.

The following processes are open for offshore applications (i.e.: overseas applications).

Foreigners who need to travel to Indonesia for the following reasons can now apply for a Single Entry Indonesia Business Visa COVID (SBV).

  • Emergency and urgent work 
  • Business meetings
  • Skills tests
  • Humanitarian reasons (e.g.: visiting/accompanying family members traveling for medical purposes)

Foreigners located overseas who are migrating to Indonesia can apply for the following Limited Stay Visas (also known as a KITAS).

  • Working KITAS*
  • Investment KITAS
  • Family/Dependent KITAS

*In order for Cekindo to proceed with an offshore Working KITAS application, the applicant is required to provide a recommendation letter from the relevant agencies for national strategic projects. This is unlike a foreigner (located in Indonesia) applying for an onshore Working KITAS. Onshore Working KITAS applicants do not have to provide this recommendation letter.

Applicants of both SBV and KITAS should prepare the following required documents for travel to Indonesia.

  • Plane ticket with a departure date
  • Address of residence in Indonesia
  • Supporting documents from your local sponsor letter
  • Passport with a minimum validity of 18 months and 30 months for Working and Investor KITAS respectively
  • Bank Statements with a minimum of 10,000 USD for Visit Visas applicants (except those traveling for medical purposes) and 1,500 USD for KITAS applicants. 
  • Negative RT-PCR or Rapid Antigen test results are no longer required during the application process. However, test results are still required when entering the country. 

Consult with Cekindo for Indonesia Business Visa COVID

Immigration regulations in Indonesia are fast changing due to demand and ever-changing COVID-19 situations. To get the latest updates on Indonesia’s Single Entry Business Visa and KITAS applications, please consult with our Immigration specialists.

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Frequent Asked Questions

It depends on the type of KITAS/ITAS. A Retirement KITAS/ITAS, for example, is valid for one year, whereas a Work KITAS/ITAS Is valid for six months to one year. There is an exception for an Investor KITAS/ITAS that is valid for two years.

The price varies, depending on the type of ITAS that you wish to apply.

Yes. You need to register at the immigration website and proceed with your application online.

A KITAS/ITAS holder must apply for an EPO when switching between jobs, resigning from a current job, and wanting to leave Indonesia, or changing ITAS type.

The requirements may be different between one KITAP type and another. A Spouse ITAS holder can apply for a KITAP after a 2-year marriage. A Work ITAS holder can apply for a KITAP after holding the KITAS/ITAS four times consecutively.