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Visa Agency Semarang: Which One You Should Apply for

  • InCorp Editorial Team
  • 27 December 2023
  • 4 minute reading time

According to statistics, by the end of 2018, it is estimated that the number of foreigners entering Indonesia will hit 17 million, including both tourists and foreigners who do business in Indonesia. In order to promote the development of tourism and to attract more foreign investments, the government has successively implemented a comprehensive visa policy in Indonesia.

In April 2018, the Indonesian Ministry of Law and Human Rights issued new regulations to adjust the implementation policy for visa exemption and expand the application for different types of visa in Indonesia in addition to tourism.

This guide will give you an overview of Indonesia visa types for Semarang, the unstoppable booming city in Indonesia.

Indonesia Retirement Visa (Retirement KITAS)

The cheaper and chilling lifestyle in Semarang has attracted a lot of people who want to retire and settle down in this fantastic city. A Retirement Visa, also known as Retirement KITAS/ITAS or Retirement Temporary Stay Permit, allows foreigners who are over 55 years to stay in Semarang.

The validity of this type of visa is one year, and it can be extended.

Some of the requirements for a retirement visa are as follows:

  1. 55 years old or older
  2. In his/her retired status
  3. Confirmation of hiring a maid in Semarang
  4. Sufficient savings of 1,500 USD per month
  5. Passport with at least 18-month validity
  6. Passport photos with a red background
  7. Pension, insurance and medical statements

Read also, Cekindo: Visa Agency in Semarang

Indonesia Single-Entry and Multiple-Entry Business Visas

Foreigners can opt for a single-entry or multiple-entry business visa if they wish to participate in business activities in Semarang that do not generate any income. These business activities include meetings with suppliers, interviews with staff, seminars and conferences, etc.

You should not confuse a business visa (whether it is single-entry or multiple-entry) with a working visa because as mentioned earlier, a business visa does not allow foreigners to work and receive a salary.

Single-Entry Business Visa

This type of visa is only valid for 60 days and is not extendable. As a result, foreigners must leave Indonesia and apply for a new business visa abroad if they want to return to Semarang.

Multiple-Entry Business Visa

If you want to enter and leave Indonesia several times per year for the same purposes as a single-entry business visa, a multiple-entry business visa is the right choice.

A multiple-entry business visa does not restrict the number of visits to Indonesia, but each visit is limited to only 60 days, and it is not extendable. The validity of the visa is one year.

Visa Agency Semarang, Indonesia Social Cultural Visa

Social-Cultural Visa is granted to foreigners who would like to visit Semarang for short internship programs and courses, lectures, meetings, and other related social activities. This visa allows its holders to stay for a maximum of 60 days and is extendable up to four times, and the visa will gain a 30-day validity for each renewal.

Noticeably, if your sponsor comes from Semarang, you will need to extend your visa at the immigration office in Semarang only. Under certain circumstances and with an official statement from Cekindo, the visa extension can be managed in different cities in Indonesia as well.

KITAS for Foreign Workers

KITAS or ITAS for Foreign Workers is a visa that permits foreigners to stay in Semarang and entire Indonesia temporarily for their work. An employer in Semarang must sponsor this visa. It is valid for six months or twelve months (depending on the type of job) and may be extended.

KITAS for Foreign Spouses of Indonesian Citizens

This visa is a spouse-sponsored visa (the spouse has to be an Indonesian citizen) and is valid for one year. Yearly renewal is allowed, and the application must proceed at least 30 days before the visa expires. The process includes both immigration offices in Semarang and the Ministry in Jakarta.

Indonesia Visa Application with Cekindo, Visa Agency in Semarang

Cekindo offers the services of a visa agency in Semarang. We will not only sponsor your visas in Indonesia but take care of the whole visa application process. Contact us to get to know more about visas in Semarang.

Pandu Biasramadhan

Senior Consulting Manager at InCorp Indonesia

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.

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We do not act as an authorized government or non-government provider for official documents and services, which is issued by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia or its appointed officials.

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Frequent Asked Questions

The sponsor must be a company for single and multiple-entry businesses and working visas. The sponsor company is the legal entity that invites you to a business meeting or the business you will be working for. Regarding social-cultural and retirement visas and KITAS & KITAP stay permits, the sponsor must either be an Indonesian legal entity or a citizen. If you need a visa sponsor, InCorp provides sponsorship via HR Outsourcing and manages payroll for your foreign employee.