What You Need To Know About Second Home Visa in Indonesia

A second Home Visa in Indonesia will grant more opportunities for foreigners to gain prosperity in the country. Learn more

Indonesia’s Directorate General of Immigration, under the Ministry of Law and Human Rights officially announced the Second Home Visa.

Through the official press release, the IMI-0740.GR.01.01 year 2022 regarding Visa Granting and Limited Stay Permit for Second House, Indonesia opens up opportunities in providing more interest from foreigners in visiting Indonesia, especially Bali.

With the upcoming G20 that will be held in Bali, Widodo Ekatjahjana, the general director of Indonesia’s immigration feels optimistic that the launch of the Second Home Visa will create competitive industry growth within the country.

Who Are Eligible for Second Home Visa?

The Second Home visa in Indonesia is not only available for foreigners only. The press release includes information about the types of people who can apply for the new immigration document.

Other than foreigners, ex-Indonesian citizens (ex-WNI) is also eligible for applying for a Second Home visa. However, there are certain requirements and objectives to be met before getting the upcoming visa.

Widodo added that the new immigration regulation functions as a non-fiscal incentive. The Second Home visa will give a stimulus for foreigners and ex-Indonesian citizens to contribute to Indonesian economic growth.

The Advantage of The Second Home Visa

The holder of the second home visa will have some administrative benefits. One of which is the flexibility of bringing family members, including spouses, children, and also parents. Therefore, foreigners can apply to live in Indonesia in groups, which will create the process much more seamless.

As for the KITAS holder, your stay permit will have the opportunity to be changed into a Second Home visa as soon as the new regulation is effective. However, you should take note that holding a Second Home visa doesn’t mean that you are allowed to work in Indonesia.

This means that foreigners and ex-Indonesian citizens are only able to live, make investments in business without actively generating income from the country, and choose Indonesia as a retirement haven. To this date, there is no information regarding the status of a resident taxpayer if you obtain a Second Home visa.

For those who need to fulfill their need in working, you need to ensure that you find an employer who is willing to support them as a sponsor. and complete all the taxpayer obligations as you generate income within the country.

How To Get A Second Home Visa

The Directorate General of Immigration in Indonesia already shares the mechanisms on how to get a Second Home visa.

1. A Personal Second Home Visa Application

Please take note that there are requirements to be followed in obtaining a Second Home visa.

  • An original passport that is valid and still valid for a minimum of 36 (thirty-six) months;
  • Proof of Funds in the form of an account belonging to a foreigner or Guarantor with a minimum value of IDR 2,000,000,000 (two billion Rupiah) or equivalent;
  • Recent color photograph with a size of 4 cm x 6 cm (four centimeters by six centimeters) with a white background;
  • Curriculum Vitae

The immigration office also stated that a visa application is only valid if submitted by a foreigner or guarantor to the designated immigration officer at the directorate general of immigration through an application

2. Second Home Visa Application for Followers

A Second Home visa is allowing foreigners or ex-Indonesian citizens to bring their family members. To comply with the regulations, all the family members must apply for a second home visa for followers.

  • An original passport that is valid and still valid for a minimum of 36 (thirty-six) months;
    Recent color photograph with a size of 4 cm x 6 cm (four centimeters by six centimeters) with a white background;
  • A Second Home Visa or Second Home It belongs to a valid and valid husband, wife, child, or parent;
  • Evidence of having a family relationship with a foreigner holding a Second Home Visa or Second Home ITAS in the form of:
    • Marriage certificate or marriage book, for husband/wife, holding a Second Home Visa or Second Home ITAS, or
    • Birth certificate or family card stating that the foreigner is the parent or child of the holder of a Second Home Visa or Second Home ITAS, which is translated into Indonesian by a sworn translator except in English

3. Second Home ITAS

Second Home ITAS is needed when foreigners or ex-Indonesian citizens want to live in Indonesia for longer than 5 years. However, a Second Home visa must be obtained first and it will be automatically changed to a Second Home ITAS once the holder reports his/her working area and residence details no later than 30 (thirty) days after entering Indonesia.

Second Home ITAS can be given to stay for 5 (five) or 10 (ten) years. The holders can also extend their Second Home ITAS for a maximum of 5 (five) years as long as the entire validity period of the Second Home ITAS is not more than 10 (ten) years.

While applying for a Second Home ITAS, the applicants must report their Proof of Funds as a number of funds or goods with luxury categories owned by foreigners and recognized as proof of having immigration guarantees.

How InCorp Indonesia Can Help You

The Indonesian government stated that the Second Home visa would be effective 60 days after the announcement on October 25, 2022. However, for further information, our immigration specialists at InCorp Indonesia (formerly Cekindo) will assist foreigners and ex-Indonesian citizens interested in obtaining a Second Home visa/ITAS. Contact us by filling out the form below.

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Edy is the Legal and Delivery Manager at Cekindo. He focuses on internal and external legal compliance with the laws of the Republic of Indonesia. During his career, he specialized in bankruptcy and insolvency at a law firm and also led a prominent social foundation in Indonesia. He is a sworn advocate at the Indonesian Bar Association, a licensed mediator from the Supreme Court of the Republic of Indonesia, a Certified Legal Auditor from the Indonesian Legal Auditor Association, and a Certified Legal Translator from the University of Indonesia.