Process of Obtaining Work KITAS in Indonesia
Majority of foreigners who would like to come to Indonesia will apply for a Work KITAS. The process of applying for a work KITAS is listed below, along with which party are required to action on the steps.
|Application of RPTKA to the Indonesia Ministry of Manpower
|Application of IMTA to the Indonesia Ministry of Manpower
|Application of VITAS to the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM)
|Issuance of Recommendation Letter to the Indonesian Immigration Department
|Application of VITAS at the Embassy of Indonesia
|Issuance of ITAS & conversion of KITAS upon arrival into Indonesia
|Obtain a Police Report Letter (STM) from the police department
|Register for a Certificate of Registration for Temporary Resident (SKPPS) at your local municipality’s population office
|Apply for the IKTA at the Indonesia Ministry of Manpower
The entire process for a KITAS application usually takes 6-10 weeks.
Documents Required for Work KITAS Application
There are a number of documents that you will need to prepare for your work KITAS application.
For the submission by the employer, the documents include:
- A copy of the RPTKA
- A copy of their sponsor’s identity card (KTP)
- A copy of the identity card of a local employee already working for the company
- Company documents, such as:
- The NPWP tax identification number
- The Business licence (SIUP)
- The Capital Registration Licence (SPPMA) from the BKPM;
- The company’s registration letter (TDP)
- The company’s annual reports on the number of local and international employees (Wajib Lapor)
- The company’s certificate of domicile (SKTU)
- The company’s approval certificates and any related permits (SITU & HO)
- The authorization of deed establishment (Akta Notaris) by the Department of Justice
- A blank sheet of paper with the company’s letterhead
- The company’s stamp
Documents that you will need to provide include, among others:
Coloured copy of your passport with a validity of at least another 18 months
Coloured copy of your resume/ CV which includes the company’s stamp and signature by the company director
Coloured copy of your university certificate or degree in English or Bahasa Indonesia which includes the company’s stamp and signature by the company director
Certificate of work experience (at least 5 years) and related to the job you are applying for
Proof of an insurance policy issued by an Indonesian insurance company
2 coloured pictures that are of passport size
Valid Indonesian insurance
Description of job title
Location of work
Description of nearest Indonesian Embassy or Consulate to stamp visa
Applying for KITAS in a Covid World
As we are dealing with the global pandemic, there are certain restrictions that the Indonesian government has imposed to protect its citizens. To enter Indonesia, you will require a proof of full vaccination for all foreigners, previously taken negative PCR swab test, and undergo a quarantine.
Aside from those, foreigners are also required to submit the following documents:
Health certificate issued by the health authority in their home country and negative PCR test result 7 days before arrival in Indonesia.
Written declaration letter in English that consents a mandatory self-isolation or undertake a medical treatment and consenting to be monitored during the quarantine or self-isolation. This includes a statement of willingness to pay for all expenses during quarantine, compliance with the prevailing laws and regulations, and willingness to be monitored by the local health authorities.
Provide proof of health insurance or travel insurance that covers the medical expenses of COVID-19 treatment, or a statement of willingness to pay for all expenses that occur during the treatment of COVID in Indonesia