Dependent visas are among the visas which may be legally received by foreigners who live in Indonesia. They may be received by eligible spouses or children of the holder of existing visas who also fulfill specific criteria.

The Republic of Indonesia is a country which is located in Southeast Asia between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Indonesia is the fourth-most populous nation in the world with an approximate population of about 264 million people. It is headed by a president and the citizens are governed by the laws in the constitution. The people are also governed by an elected legislature. The Republic has 34 provinces of which five have special status. Jakarta is the country’s capital. Indonesia is also known to be a country which possesses an abundance of natural resources which include oil, gold, copper, tin, and natural gas as well as important agricultural crops such as rice, palm oil, tea, coffee, rubber, and many more.

The country of Indonesia is also considered by many to be a suitable location in which people from all over the world may choose to work to earn a decent living. For this reason, the country has been able to attract a large number of people from all parts of the world for work purposes. However, before anyone may work in Indonesia, an individual needs a visa so as to avoid being denied entry into the country. Anyone who has already acquired a work visa which is valid in Indonesia and has fulfilled specific criteria may then proceed to utilize a dependent visa in order to bring any eligible family members to Indonesia.

Definition of a Dependent Visa

A dependent visa is a visa which enables the dependent of a person, primarily a spouse or child, to travel to any country in their capacity as a dependent. It should be noted that in most countries, the dependent visa can be used for different purposes. Some might choose to use it for purposes of employment while others may prefer to use it for leisure activities such as vacations.

A dependent visa holder can be allowed into the corresponding country as long as the dependent visa holder adheres to all of the existing visa laws of the country in question. This therefore means that one needs to ensure the visa belonging to the primary visa holder needs to be renewed occasionally so that it does not expire. After the dependent visa expires, an individual becomes liable to certain legal consequences.

In order for one to obtain a valid dependent visa in Indonesia, one must receive approval from the local immigration office, regional immigration office, and Ministry of Law and Human Rights. In this way, a foreigner who is married to an Indonesian citizen and already possesses a valid residence permit may become eligible for a spouse-sponsored dependent visa.