Limited Stay Permit (KITAS)

Limited Stay Permit (KITAS) is an immigration status or permit issued to foreigners willing to stay in Indonesia territory for certain period of time (commonly valid for 6 or 12 months) and can be extended if required.

Apply for Limited Stay Permit (KITAS)

If you are planning to work in Indonesia or stay in Indonesia legally, you need a limited stay permit (KITAS). KITAS stands for Kartu Izin Tinggal Terbatas.

As being the most common type of a permit for foreign residents, it requires an Indonesian sponsorship by an Indonesian company or an organization registered in Indonesia, including a local-owned company (PT), a foreign-owned company (PT PMA), representative office or foundation.

The validity of a work visa in Indonesia ranges from 6 months and 12 months, can be extended 4 times with 6-month or 12-month extensions period. In total, KITAS will be valid for maximum five years and the length of your KITAS will depend on the position, such as:

  • For the director or the person who stated in the company documents, they will have 12 months period limited stay permit (KITAS).
  • For managerials and below, they usually will have 6 months period limited stay permit (KITAS). However, the managerial can get up to 12 months if they can fulfill the work reference up to 5 years.

Limited Stay Permit (KITAS) can be issued to the following on the list:
1. Foreign Investors (The Company Owners)
2. Foreigners working in Indonesia as Experts
3. Foreigners legally married to Indonesian citizen
4. Children of Foreigners legally married to Indonesian citizen
5. Foreign Researcher
6. Dependents (wife and children) of Limited Stay Permit (KITAS) holder
7. Child of Limited Stay Permit (KITAS) holder born in Indonesian territory
8. Retired Foreign Citizens

Basic Requirements of a Limited Stay Permit (KITAS)

Document Requirements

From the sponsor company

  • Articles of Association and Deed of Establishment
  • Company’s Business License
  • Company’s Domicile Letter (no longer required for Jakarta area)
  • Company’s Tax ID
  • Company’s BPJS (Social Security) Certificate
  • Company’s Organisation Structure
  • Company’s Bank Statement

From the foreign employee candidate

  • Copy of Passport minimum 18 months validity (at least 6 blank pages left)
  • Work Reference Letters demonstrating employment over the past 5 years
  • Resume
  • Contract Letter from sponsor company
  • Health Insurance policy
  • 2 Copies of Passphoto (6 x 4 cm, one with a red background and one with a white background)
  • Degree Certificate (min. Bachelor Degree)
  • Address Information in Indonesia

Steps to Register a Limited Stay Permit (KITAS)

1Approval from Foreign Manpower Utilization Plan (RPTKA) that allows your company to use foreign manpower
2Obtain notification from the Ministry of Manpower that gives you a work permit and pay the DPKK Fund (USD 600 / year or USD 1,200 / year depending on the granted permit period).
3Apply for Limited Stay Visa (VITAS or Telex visa) and Limited Stay Permit (ITAS) to the Immigration
4Convert VITAS into a KITAS upon your arrival in Indonesia with multiple exit re-permit (MERP)
5Obtain Police Report Letter (STM) from the police department
6Register with the local municipality’s population office to obtain a Certificate of Registration for Temporary Resident (SKPPS)
7Submission of Expatriate Remittance Report to the Ministry of Manpower

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