Indonesian ID Card for Foreigners – Identity card (KTP) is very important. Because the identity card is an official indication of a person’s identity issued by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia. KTP has many main uses, apart from being an official identity marker, KTP is also a document that is often used for many purposes.

However, can we get it if we are not a native of that country (WNA)?

Even if you are not a native of that country, or from another country, you can get an identity card. Below we will discuss about KTP for foreigners.

What are The Requirements for Making a Foreigner’s e-KTP?

> Travel Documents;
> Certificate of residence;
> Permanent residence permit card (KITAP);
> Other administrative matters, such as filling out forms etc.

How Long is the Validity of the e-KTP for Foreigners?

Based on Article 64 paragraph (7) letter b, it is stated that the validity period of the e-KTP for foreigners is adjusted to the validity period of the Permanent Stay Permit (KITAP).

What are the Benefits of Having an e-KTP for Foreigners?

Having an e-KTP for foreigners is a form of embodiment of the single identity number system, which allows foreigners to get public service facilities, such as:

  1. Banking
  2. Health facilities.
  3. Etc.

Although they have the right to access public services, foreigners are still not given political rights, I’e: the right to vote and the right to be elected.

The Difference Between a Foreign e-KTP and an Indonesian Citizen

At first glance, e-KTP belonging to foreigners and Indonesian citizens looks the same. However, if you look closely, there are differences. The following are the differences between foreigners and Indonesian citizens:

  1. e-KTP for foreigners is not valid for life, there is an expiration date. Meanwhile, the e-KTP owned by Indonesian citizens is valid for life.
  2. The three columns listed in the e-KTP belonging to foreigners are written in English. The three columns are the column for religion, marital status, and occupation.
  3. On the e-KTP of foreigners, the nationality of the person concerned is written.

How Long Does it Take to Make a Foreign e-KTP?

The process of making an e-KTP can take place faster or longer than expected, depending on the regulation process at the Population and Civil Registry Office of each region.


Based on Law Number 23 of 2006 concerning Population Administration, as amended by Law Number 24 of 2013 concerning Amendments to Law Number 23 of 2006 concerning Population Administration.

Article 1 number 2 of Law 24/2013 defines:

Residents are Indonesian Citizens and Foreigners residing in Indonesia.

Therefore, like Indonesian citizens or foreign citizens, those domiciled in Indonesia are entitled to the same services in population registration and civil registration, protection of personal data, and legal certainty over ownership of residence documents.

If you experience difficulties and ignorance, related to the legality of foreign nationals that must be fulfilled / possessed for the complete requirements of living in Indonesia.

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