Doing work in Indonesia for foreigners is relatively easy when the job is in Indonesian big cities, such as Jakarta and Semarang, due to the ease of acquiring work and stay permits.
On the contrary, for foreigners working in remote regions, they will have to encounter additional requirements and scrutiny from the local authorities.
Therefore, a foreign employee’s sponsor company and the foreigner must know the extra requirements and differences to deal with the situation. You will find out more in this article.
Foreigners need to apply for work and stay permit to be able to work in remote regions in Indonesia.
There are three basic steps when it comes to work and stay permit application:
1. Applying for a Work Permit
2. Applying for a Stay Permit
3. Applying for a Local Permit
There are extra requirements when foreigners work in remote regions as compared to working in big cities.
The remote areas’ work in Indonesia for foreigners require you to acquire permits or making reports as shown below before arriving in such regions:
If an organisation fails to acquire the SKJ permit for their foreign employees or report their foreign employees to the said local authorities, deportation is very likely for foreigners. Also, the organisation may have to face penalties and legal implications for this non-compliance.
In the event when an expat or a foreign worker resides in the remote region in Indonesia, and the company has a business address in this area, the abovementioned reporting and permits are not required for foreigners to work and stay in this remote region.
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