Work Permit Application in Bali

Securing a work permit is something you should be very careful of when working in Bali or employing a foreign national there.
The number of expats coming to Bali is on the rise, as well as the amount of deported foreigners due to law violation.

The patience of Balinese immigration officers came to an end and working on a tourist visa is a risk that no company or individual should take.

Unravelling the Myths about Work Permit in Bali

Better safe than sorry – in case you do not know, a work permit, work visa and business visa are not the same, and it is important not to ever confuse one with the other.

A work permit (IMTA) is the only document that allows its holders to be legally employed in Bali or in other parts of Indonesia. Its application usually goes hand in hand with a work visa (KITAS/ITAS). However, it is crucial to take note that 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”).

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 of work permit application in Bali might take up to two (2) months while the validity of the permit is limited to a maximum of 1 or 6 months or 1 year.

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

Work Permit Bali: The Requirements

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  • Previous work experience
  • Specific job field and title
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  • Medium or large-sized company
  • Government monthly fee of 100 USD

Secure Your Work Permit Bali with Cekindo

If you require further information on work permit application or feel unsure about the application process, feel free to get in touch with us. One of our visa consultants and specialists will provide comprehensive guidance and be with you, every step of the way, during the application process.

Fill in the form below or visit us in our office in Badung. We will be more than happy to assist and answer your questions.