Foreign citizens are permissible to get a temporary residence permit known as KITAS valid for one year. Foreigners married to an Indonesian citizen are eligible for a spouse-sponsored KITAS.
After one extension, in other words, after two consecutive years of staying in Indonesia on a KITAS, a temporary permit can be converted into a permanent one called KITAP.
After securing a spouse-sponsored visa in Indonesia, a foreigner is entitled to enjoy the following benefits:
The following requirements must be satisfied to be able to apply for and be granted a spouse visa in Indonesia:
1. Electronic VITAS
To get your VITAS approved, the following steps are to be undertaken:
2. VITAS Conversion into KITAS
Once you have arrived in Indonesia, within 30 days you will be required to report to the local Immigration to convert your VITAS into a KITAS. You are not allowed to leave the country in the midst of the process or else your VITAS will become invalid.
3. Validity and Renewal of KITAS
KITAS is valid for 6 months to a year. It must be renewed every 6 or 12 months with 5 years of validity in total.
4. Civil Registration and Reporting
A foreigner with spouse-sponsored KITAS must register at the civil department within 14 days upon KITAS issuance, by going through the following procedure:
5. KITAS Conversion into KITAP
You can consider converting your KITAS spouse visa to KITAP spouse visa after two years of marriage with your Indonesian spouse. The KITAP is just one last step before full citizenship.
Although having already a spouse visa in Indonesia, foreigners are obliged to be prudent with the activities they are conducting in order to not lose their eligibility for holding the visa. The following activities may result in termination of the visa:
Besides the spouse 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.
Indonesia did a huge step forward, and many legal processes can be done online. Unfortunately, this is not the case of an application for a spouse-sponsored visa unless you do not mind leaving the country and issuing the spouse visa abroad.
Indonesian governmental institutions are centralised with the majority of offices situated in Jakarta. In case your Indonesian spouse’s permanent address is not located in Jakarta, get ready for a few trips as your application must be approved by three immigration offices, most probably in different cities.
THE HIERARCHY IS AS FOLLOWS:
Local immigration office (Kantor Imigrasi)
Permissible for issuing documents for foreigners.
Regional immigration office (Kantor Wilayah)
Located in the capital of your province
Ministry of Law and Human Rights (Kementerian Hukum dan HAM)
Located in Jakarta.
The process requires at least one visit of each of the offices mentioned above.
Thanks to the strategic location of our offices in regional capitals of Jakarta, Semarang and Bali, we are able to finalise your application in a smooth and timely manner. With Cekindo appointed as your visa agent, you will not be required to visit the immigration offices on your own.
We will make sure that your visa application package includes all of the mandatory documents and apply or extend your visa in accordance with the present regulations.
Fill in the form below and get detailed information about a spouse-sponsored visa in Indonesia.
Also, we will be happy to meet you in our offices located in Jakarta, Semarang, and Bali.
Is a spouse visa Indonesia the same as a dependent visa?
No, a spouse visa is granted to foreigners who are married to Indonesian nationals. A dependent visa is also known as a family visa. It allows you to bring your family to Indonesia.
Will a marriage certificate from my home country be enough to apply for a spouse visa in Indonesia?
Your marriage certificate must be approved by the government of Indonesia. Only then you can apply for a spouse visa.
Can I still have my spouse visa if I get a divorce?
It depends on how long your marriage has lasted. If it has lasted for less than 10 years, your spouse visa will be terminated. But, if your marriage has lasted for more than 10 years, you can reside in Indonesia for as long as your permit is valid.
Should I be at least 55 years old to be eligible for a spouse visa?
No. The age requirement is for an Indonesia retirement visa application.
Can I do business on a spouse visa Indonesia?
In accordance with Indonesia law, foreigners who are on a spouse visa can conduct businesses to provide for their families.
Is there any way I can have a faster spouse visa Indonesia application?
If you are thinking of bribing, please do not do so. The best thing to do would be having a reliable visa agent help you with your spouse visa application. They will check all the documents and ensure that all requirements are met. This way, there will be no delay in your spouse visa application.