Work Permit Application in Semarang

Securing a work permit in Semarang is something you should be very careful of when working in the city or employing a foreign national there. The number of expats coming to Semarang is on the rise, the city is booming, and the government is taking a close look at foreign employment law violations.
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Unravelling the Myths about a Work Permit

Work Permit, Work Visa, and Business Visa are Not The Same

Better safe than sorry – a work permit, work visa and business visa are not the same, and it is important not to confuse them.

A work permit (IMTA) is the only document which allows its holders to be legally employed in Indonesia. Its application usually goes hand in hand with a work permit, but one does not replace the other.

It is important to take note that President of Indonesia Joko Widodo has issued Regulation No. 20 of 2018 on Expatriate Placement Plan (“Reg 20/2018”). This regulation has become effective since 26 June 2018, to replace the old regulation No. 72 of 2014 (“Reg 72/2014”).

IMTA is No Longer Required

Under the new regulation, IMTA is no longer required. In PresReg 72/2014, employers employing foreign workers are required to obtain IMTA (work permit) from the Manpower Minister. Following the enforcement of the new regulation, IMTA is simplified as it is combined with RPTKA.

In March 2021, the Indonesian Government issued The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) Regulation No. 8/2021 that revoked MOM Regulations No. 10/2018 concerning The Employment of Foreign Workers. The recent regulation stipulates that RPTKA approval now serves as the basis for the authority to grant a limited stay visa (VITAS). Once you have received a VITAS, the immigration in Indonesia will issue your limited stay permit (KITAS/ITAS).

The process might take 2 months while the validity of the permit is limited to a maximum of 1 or 6 months or 1 year.

Outsourcing the process will save you the precious time, and we will make sure that a foreign national will join your team in Semarang as soon as possible.

Work Permit Requirements in Semarang


  • Previous work experience
  • Specific job field and title


  • Medium or large-sized company
  • Government monthly fee of 100 USD

Work Permit Application in Semarang with InCorp

Our team consists of visa and permit specialists and legal experts who are happy to provide guidance and assist you with your work permit application in Semarang. For almost 10 years, we have assisted thousands of clients with both visa and work permit applications, not only in Semarang but also across Indonesia.

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