A retirement visa is a temporary stay permit (KITAS or ITAS) for retirement purposes. Retirees who wish to spend their pension in Indonesia are required to present sufficient funds and prove that they have no intention of working in the country.
On top of that, foreigners must present their health record as a confirmation of their good health conditions and hire a domestic helper.
Unfortunately, not every retiree who is 55 years of age or older, is eligible for obtaining a retirement visa in Indonesia. Restrictions are related to foreigners’ countries of origin as well.
Currently, around 60 nationalities are granted the retirement visa option:
A – Argentina, Australia, Austria
B – Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria
C – Canada, Cyprus
D – Denmark
E – Egypt, Estonia
F – Finland, France
G – Germany, Greece
H – Hungary
I – India, Iran, Ireland, Iceland, Italy
J – Japan
K – Kuwait
L – Liechtenstein, Luxemburg
M – Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Monaco, Mesir
N – the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway
O – Oman
P – Philippines, Poland, Portugal
Q – Qatar
R – Russia
U – United Arab Emirates
S – Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland
T – Taiwan, Thailand
U – United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States
In addition to the above, ensure that the following criteria are met before you proceed with your Indonesia retirement visa application:
As a holder of an Indonesia retirement visa, a foreigner will be able to enjoy numerous benefits, with the most noteworthy ones include:
The steps to apply for a retirement visa in Indonesia are actually quite simple. But, you need to remember that an experienced visa agent is needed to assist you in applying on your behalf.
1. Prepare and submit the following documents to your visa agent:
2. Collect your retirement visa from an Indonesian Embassy in your country of origin. Inform your visa agent about which Indonesian Embassy you are going to collect your visa from.
3. Once you have set foot in Indonesia, immediately convert your visa to a KITAS (Temporary Residency Permit). Retirement KITAS allows you to stay in Indonesia for a year and it can be extended every year for up to 5 years maximum. After that, if you decide to continue your retirement journey in Indonesia, you can apply for a KITAP (Permanent Residency Permit).
Besides the retirement visa, there are several types of visa or stay permit that you can choose according to your needs.
You can discuss the type of visa or stay permit that suits your needs with our consultants by filling out this form.
Applicants for a retirement visa are obliged to have a local Indonesian sponsor. However, this sponsor is limited to an owner of a travel agency license only.
Being a holder of travel agency licence, Cekindo is allowed to sponsor your stay on a retirement visa in Indonesia and provide you with an application letter and a warranty as requested.
Cekindo can act as your visa agent and manage both application and extension of your retirement visa in Indonesia.
Enjoy your pension in Indonesia hassle-free. Fill in the form below and get detailed information about a retirement visa in Indonesia. Also, we will be happy to meet you in one of our offices located in Jakarta, Semarang, and Bali.
What are the requirements for getting Retirement Visa?
The requirements are:
How much does Retirement Visa cost?
It starts at USD 1,200, depending on region and how much assistance is required from Cekindo.
How long is a Retirement Visa valid for?
It is valid for one year and must be renewed every year.
I am above 70 years old and it is hard to get a health insurance. Will this be a problem for a Retirement Visa application?
Every case may be dealt with differently. Visa specialists at Cekindo should be able to help, so problems won’t occur.
Do I need to stay in Indonesia while my Retirement Visa is processed?
No. After being processed by Cekindo’s visa team, you can collect your visa at an Indonesian embassy in your home country. Once arriving in Indonesia, you need to convert your visa to KITAS.
Can someone with Retirement Visa buy an apartment?
Retirement Visa holder can buy an apartment in Indonesia but there are some limitations in accordance with Indonesian law.
How long will the process take?
It usually takes not more than 2 months, provided that all required documents are submitted.