Work Permit Indonesia: When Will You Need One?

If you plan on staying and working long-term in Indonesia, a work permit is the only document that grants you to do so legally. Keep in mind that the bureaucratic process to obtain a work permit in Indonesia is quite complicated. It involves multiple government agencies such as the immigration office and the Ministry of Manpower.

Those unfamiliar with Indonesian visa applications should seek assistance from an experienced visa agent for peace of mind.

Work Permit Indonesia: Who Can Get One?

As the only document allowing foreigners to generate income in Indonesia, the authorities have laid strict requirements for obtaining an Indonesian work permit.

For instance, foreigners who wish to work in Indonesia must meet the educational requirements and qualifications for specific positions, have competency certificates, and transfer their knowledge and skills to their local counterparts. Contact us for more details regarding Indonesian work permit requirements.

Indonesia Work Permit: RPTKA Approval and KITAS

The Indonesian government issues your work permit based on the document called Foreign Worker Utilization Plan or RPTKA Approval, filed by your sponsor, or in this case, your employer. Once the Ministry of Manpower approves your RPTKA, the authorities will grant a limited stay visa that serves as the basis for Immigration Office to issue your limited stay permit or KITAS. With a KITAS in Indonesia, you can stay in Indonesia for between one and 12 months, depending on which work visa or working permit you have obtained.

Notice | Due to the Indonesian regulations, we are not able to provide visa services to the following nationals: Afghani, Guinean, Israeli, North Korean, Cameroonian, Liberian, Nigerien, Nigerian, Somalian

Indonesia KITAS and Work Permit Application With Cekindo

Why Choose Cekindo for an Indonesian Working Permit and KITAS Consultation


We consistently deliver high-quality visa advisory by understanding your personal needs.


Having years of experience, Cekindo’s visa agents in Indonesia have the skilld to get the job done while meeting your satisfaction.


We never do things half-heartedly. We offer a complete visa agency service, including providing you with the a visa sponsorship in Indonesia.


With our assistance, you do not need to go through a cumbersome visa application process. We will do it for you.

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For both single and multiple entry business and working visa as well, the sponsor has to be a company. The sponsor company is the legal entity that either invites you to a business meeting or the business for which you will be working for. Regarding social-cultural and retirement visa as well as KITAS & KITAP stay permits, the sponsor must either an Indonesian legal entity or citizen. In case you don’t have a visa sponsor, Cekindo provides sponsorship via HR Outsourcing and also manage payroll for your foreigner employee.

It depends on the type of KITAS/ITAS. A Retirement KITAS/ITAS, for example, is valid for one year, whereas a Work KITAS/ITAS Is valid for six months to one year. There is an exception for an Investor KITAS/ITAS that is valid for two years.

The price varies, depending on the type of ITAS that you wish to apply.

Yes. You need to register at the immigration website and proceed with your application online.

A KITAS/ITAS holder must apply for an EPO when switching between jobs, resigning from a current job, and wanting to leave Indonesia, or changing ITAS type.

The requirements may be different between one KITAP type and another. A Spouse ITAS holder can apply for a KITAP after a 2-year marriage. A Work ITAS holder can apply for a KITAP after holding the KITAS/ITAS four times consecutively.