Cekindo Business International is now InCorp Indonesia. Learn more.
InCorp offers a comprehensive range of solutions to ease the company registration process and help you create a viable roadmap for your business.
Get assistance from experts with a decade of experience in assisting international business owners expanding into Indonesia.
Avoid any bureaucratic complexity when closing your company by engaging with our experienced legal advisors.
What type of legal entities should you choose to register a company in Indonesia? We can assist you in choosing which is the best one to grow your business.
To help businesses survive during this unfortunate time, InCorp provides corporate recovery in Indonesia and insolvency services.
Granting an environmental permit in Indonesia needs an Environmental Impact Analysis (AMDAL) in advance.
Obtaining property & land ownership in Indonesia offers some challenges for foreigners. However, buying property in Indonesia is attainable with specific resources and documents.
Recent regulatory changes have a knock-on effect on Indonesia's Merger & Acquisition landscape. Check on how we can navigate you through your M&A in Indonesia.
InCorp provides Virtual Office services Indonesia in various locations: Jakarta, Bali, Semarang, Surabaya, and Batam.
Business process outsourcing in Indonesia is a viable option to streamline bureaucratic complexities that hurdle your business expansion objectives.
InCorp offers a complete range of accounting service Indonesia, from tax reporting to auditing.
With professional financial audit services from InCorp, you can ensure all accounting activities are accurately recorded and compliant with Indonesian regulations.
Using an Employer of Record service to set your roots in Indonesia opens the doors to new opportunities in the country.
Financial and Operational Resilience services from InCorp are developed to support businesses and help them survive during this difficult time.
Payroll services in Indonesia are a practical solution to avoid unnecessary complexities while you focus on growing your business.
Using a recruitment agency in Indonesia will help you hire the best candidates for your company, saving you time and money.
Tax consulting in Indonesia are the shortcuts to fulfill the administrative obligations with high accuracy and in a timely manner.
The Indonesian government promotes tax holidays as one of the fiscal incentives to attract major foreign direct investment in Indonesia.
Operating businesses in Indonesia, entrepreneurs must comply with the regulations accordingly, especially concerning taxes.
Immigration in Indonesia is one of the strictest and most complex processes due to its ever-changing regulations. InCorp provides a seamless experience in obtaining your stay and work permits.
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Investor KITAS Indonesia is a stay permit that offers many benefits to investors that invest in the country.
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All imported goods must obtain permission granted by specific governing bodies prior to entering the local market.
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InCorp's transfer pricing advisory services in Indonesia are marked by the objective to support our clients' business needs.
Our transfer pricing services provide you with a hassle-free experience while still complying with the legal aspects of transfer pricing in Indonesia.
As the market-entry consulting firm in Indonesia, InCorp provides a wide range of customized solutions to ease the business incorporation process.
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KITAP Indonesia is the highest goal for foreigners wanting to reside in the Archipelago. 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 know about KITAP — Indonesia’s permanent stay visa. Find out below if you are one of the lucky ones who are eligible to get this holy grail of stay permits in Indonesia.
Before going further about KITAP, you might want to learn more about a limited stay permit called KITAS — the first step of your KITAP application.
KITAP stands for Kartu Izin Tinggal Tetap which translates as permanent stay permit card.
Unlike any other visa in Indonesia, the KITAP is valid for five years, and if after five years there are no changes to the status of the ex-pat, the visa is extended automatically. However, for foreigners who don’t enter Indonesia within one year, the validity of KITAP is automatically void. Therefore, the only thing you need to do is apply for a new card.
A permanent residence visa means no more annual trips to immigration (as in the case of KITAS/ITAS), no more costly visa extensions, and no more piles of paperwork. No wonder strict rules apply.
You can only apply for a KITAP Indonesia once you have gone through the process of getting a KITAS/ITAS (limited stay permit) and having extended this visa multiple times.
How to get this visa depends on the applicant — which leads us to the next question:
As mentioned before, unfortunately not anyone can apply for this ultimate stay visa to Indonesia.
The only eligible candidates to get a KITAP are:
The requirements and conditions are not all the same for the above mentioned eligible candidates so let’s take a look at them one by one:
Foreigners legally married to an Indonesian can convert their KITAS/ITAS into a KITAP after two years of marriage. Your spouse will be the sponsor.
Note that you cannot apply for a permanent visa if you haven’t had a KITAS/ITAS first. The marriage itself doesn’t make you eligible to get a permanent stay permit.
If your marriage has lasted ten years or more, your KITAP will be for life, also in case of divorce.
Another major plus for those married to an Indonesian is that with a spouse-sponsored KITAP, you have the right to work in Indonesia under certain conditions. (You can read more about this further on in this KITAP guide — scroll down to ‘Can you work with a KITAP’.)
Read also: Spouse Visa in Indonesia.
The candidates mentioned above can apply for the KITAP once they have been working with the same Indonesian company for four years in a row in the same position.
Retirees can apply for a KITAP once they reach 55 years of age, after four extensions of their KITAS/ITAS.
Read also: Retirement Visa in Indonesia.
There are no special restrictions or obligations for Indonesians retaining their citizenship.
Only those married to an Indonesian have the right to work in Indonesia once they have attained their KITAP in order to provide for their family.
Restrictions apply, and there are, basically, two options.
First, you can work for a company if the company obtains the work permit for you (RPTKA) — this is a lot cheaper for the company than also having to pay for the KITAP and so, there is more chance of getting a job.
Secondly, they can choose to start a business as a sole entrepreneur, meaning you cannot hire anyone, but you will be avoiding the hassle of getting work permits and such.
Although the application requirements differ, all eligible candidates need to have a sponsor. This can be your Indonesian spouse, a PT PMA company or a trustable agent like Cekindo. It does take a lot of paperwork, time, and effort but in the end, it is more than worth it!
Retirees and foreign investors need the same documents for their applications. The following are the most important:
Foreign investors also need to bring their work permit (RPTKA) and the legal documents of the sponsoring company.
Well, the most obvious benefit of the KITAP is that you are allowed to stay in the country without extending the visa every time again which is a costly and time-consuming thing, but there are many more advantages. You can apply for the following:
For those married to an Indonesian: Eligible for joint ownership of property with your spouse
The process usually takes approximately three months.
With the help of an agency like Cekindo, you can do it the fastest way possible, smoothly and easily. We know that a visa application can be a headache, going here and there, finding out something is missing at the last minute, unclarity about rules, and so on.
Our advice is to take a lot of time and dive into the pile of requirements and needed documents way before your KITAS/ITAS expires to avoid unnecessary disappointment. Also, make sure to check the latest regulations with your agency or the local immigration office as rules might change.
Like many other visas in Indonesia, to get the KITAP, you need a local sponsor. Those married to an Indonesian have their partner to be their sponsor, but retirees have to look elsewhere. Cekindo can be your sponsor. Fill in the form below, and we will get back to you soon.
An expert for more than 10 years, Pandu Biasramadhan, has an extensive background in providing top-quality and comprehensive business solutions for enterprises in Indonesia and managing regional partnership channels across Southeast Asia.
Untuk visa bisnis (single-entry maupun multiple-entry) harus disponsori oleh perusahaan. Perusahaan sponsor adalah badan hukum yang mengundang Anda ke pertemuan bisnis atau bisnis tempat Anda bekerja. Mengenai visa sosial budaya dan pensiun serta izin tinggal KITAS & KITAP, sponsor harus berbadan hukum atau warga negara Indonesia. Jika Anda tidak memiliki sponsor visa, InCorp menyediakan sponsor melalui HR Outsourcing dan juga mengelola penggajian untuk karyawan asing Anda.