Do I need a visa to go to Indonesia? : Cost, Timeline and Process
While most foreigners visit Indonesia to explore its paradise beaches, exotic culture and tasty cuisine, some fall in love with the country and decide to stay.
In order to reside in Indonesia legally, long-term, it’s worth doing a bit of homework beforehand and research the types of employment opportunities available to non-Indonesians. However, one must bear in mind that – as a country that prioritises the local workforce through protectionist immigration policies – finding positions open to foreigners may be quite challenging and time-consuming.
In fact, it is not uncommon for foreigners to opt for a different route to stay long-term in Indonesia: setting up a business in the country, hoping to invest in Indonesia’s most sought after business opportunities and make a good living out of it.