Issuance of Expatriate Employment Permit (IMTA) in Indonesia – Working permit procedures in Indonesia now only use Expatriate Placement Plan (RPTKA) but there are different procedures to get that permit depends on the position of the foreigner. For example, shareholder, director, and commissioner who has shares in the company over IDR 1 billion, they got an exemption to pay Expertise and Skills Development Fund (DPKK) of USD 100/month depends on how long the working permit is granted by the Ministry of Manpower.

The foreigner just need to submit the incorporation documents by online in Immigration website stated that they own the share over IDR 1 billion, then after the telex notification is issued, the foreigner needs to go to the Indonesian embassy in their country to convert the telex to VITAS which they can use immediately to enter Indonesia. Once they arrive in Indonesia, they need to go to the local immigration based on where they reside in Indonesia to have a biometric and photo session and the working permit (ITAS) will be issued in the next couple of days.

IMTA Expatriate Employment Permit in Indonesia

Slightly different from the foreigner who works in Indonesia as an Expert or Operational Director for example, who are not stated on the company deed of establishment, they need to pay DPKK once they got the billing code, either 6 months or 1 year and to convert the VITAS, they need to do it in the Indonesia airport directly, the biometric and photo session will be done there directly.

There also some positions such as teachers or principals of the school which managed by the foreign embassy, anyone who related to religious cooperation between Indonesia and Foreign countries, Consular and Ambassador are considered as a non-DPKK category and need Expatriate Employment Permit (IMTA) before they enter to Indonesia.

The difference between IMTA and RPTKA is IMTA still uses a paper and RPTKA uses an online notification.

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