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Indonesia Business Visa and Work Visa Applications amid COVID-19 Pandemic: Update from BKPM

In light of COVID-19 crisis in Indonesia, the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) has issued a new regulation BKPM Announcement No. 8 concerning Procedure for PMA Company and/or Foreign Expert (TKA) Visit Support during the pandemic. Fully applicable since 11 June 2020, the regulation should be strictly obeyed by foreigners applying for Indonesia work visa or foreigners obtaining Indonesia work visa but have not collected their visas and the validity has expired.

Procedure for Indonesia Work Visa and Business Visa Applications during COVID-19 Pandemic

1. The company sponsor of applicant must submit the following documents:

  • Application letter directed to the head of BKPM
  • Application documents signed by Company Director
  • Contact details of sponsor
  • A statement letter stating purpose of inviting the company representative and/or TKA during COVID-19 pandemic
  • Details on investment activity execution (total investment, project location)
  • Indonesian worker empowerment plan
  • Details of the invited company representative and/or TKA (name, passport number, citizenship and/or position)

2. Documents shall be submitted to BKPM Admin Office and provided with a receipt.

3. BKPM assessment team will contact the investor for further clarification.

4. If approved, BKPM will forward the approval to the Indonesian Embassy, Directorate General of Immigration and Ministry of Manpower.

In addition to the above, the applicant must be willing to satisfy the requirements of Indonesia’s COVID-19 Health Protocol.

Consult with Cekindo

It is not unusual for immigration regulations in Indonesia to change from time to time, especially during uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To get the latest updates on Indonesia work visa and business visa applications, it would be best to consult with visa specialists at Cekindo. Furthermore, we can also assist you in applying for your visa, by making sure that all the requirements are met. This way, you can enjoy a seamless visa application in Indonesia.

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