Get to Know the Stay Permit for Foreigners in Indonesia – Every foreigner who stay in Indonesia, either temporarily or permanently, is required to have a stay permit. This regulation is contained in the Immigration Law no. 6 of 2011 article 48 paragraph 1, that they (foreigners) are required to have a stay permit.

Immigration stay permits that can be held by foreigners in Indonesia Article 48 include:

  1. Diplomatic Stay Permit
  2. Official Stay Permit
  3. Visit Stay Permit (ITK)
  4. Limited Stay Permit (ITAS/KITAS)
  5. Permanent Stay Permit (ITAP/KITAP)

Below is an explanation of the Stay Permit in Indonesia.


What is a Visa


What is a Visa?

A visa is an official document that allows the holder to enter a foreign country legally. The visa is usually stamped or affixed to the passport of the holder. There are several types/types of visas which each give different rights to the holder in the host country.

Additional information: Indonesian immigration has issued new regulations regarding visas. This regulation is contained in the Regulation of the Minister of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia Number 26 of 2020. In this regulation, one of which is the application of e-Visa (Electronic Visa).

E-Visa allows the management of the visa application process to take place completely in a virtual environment. Everything is done with the help of the Internet. Visa applications and supporting documents are submitted online, payment is made online and decisions on applications are communicated online.

What is e-Visa?

An eVisa, or electronic visa, is a digital visa that is stored in a database rather than stamped or glued into the bearer’s passport. The eVisa is linked to the individual’s passport number. Applications for eVisas are typically done over the Internet and the applicant will receive a paper document to present while traveling.

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Diplomatic Stay Permit

Diplomatic stay permit is issued for foreign citizens bearing diplomatic passport, for the conduct of diplomatic duties/assignments in Indonesia.

Service/Official Stay Permit

Service/Official stay permit is issued for foreign citizens bearing service passport/Laissez-Passer United Nations, for the conduct of non-diplomatic duties/assignments in Indonesia.

Visit Visa (ITK-Single Entry/Multiple Entry-Visit Visa)

A visit visa is given to foreign nationals who wish to visit Indonesia for the following activities:

  1. Leisure, Tourism;
  2. Family;
  3. Social;
  4. Art and culture;
  5. Governmental visit;
  6. Non-commercial sport;
  7. Benchmarking, short-term training/course;
  8. Business meeting;
  9. Buying goods or products;
  10. Giving lecture or attend seminar;
  11. Participating in International Exhibition;
  12. Attend the meeting held by Head Office or Branch Office in Indonesia;
  13. Transit and continue the journey to another Country;
  14. Join a transportation carrier in Indonesia;
  15. Working on a very urgent Matters.

Limited Stay Permit (ITAS/KITAS)

Limited Stay Permit (KITAS) is a permit document that must be owned and can be used by foreigners to stay (temporarily) in Indonesia.

Limited Stay Permit (KITAS) is given to foreigners with the following activities:

  1. Foreigners in the context of investment;
  2. Work as an expert;
  3. Performing duties as clergy;
  4. Attending education and training;
  5. Conducted scientific research;
  6. Family Unification, a husband or wife who holds a limited stay permit;
  7. Family Unification with a father and/or mother for children of foreign nationality who have a family law relationship with the father and/or mother of an Indonesian citizen;
  8. Family Unification with a the father and/or mother holding a limited stay permit or permanent residence permit for children who are under 18 (eighteen) years of age and have not yet married;
  9. Foreigners who are ex Indonesian citizens; and
  10. International elderly tourists.
  11. New born/Children, who at the time of birth in the Indonesian Territory the father and/or mother hold a limited stay permit;
  12. Foreign captains, crew, or foreign experts on board ships, floating devices, or installations operating in the territorial waters and jurisdiction of Indonesia in accordance with the provisions of laws and regulations;
  13. Foreigners who are legally married to Indonesian citizens; or
  14. Children of foreigners who are legally married to Indonesian citizens.

Limited Stay Permits can also be granted to Foreigners to do short work.

Permanent Stay Permit (ITAP/KITAP)

Permanent Stay Permit (KITAP) is a permit that is granted to foreign nationals who will stay in Indonesia for a long time. The term of the KITAP is 5 years and can be extended for an unlimited period of time provided that the stay permit is not canceled. KITAP is obtained from a conversion in status from a Limited Stay Permit (KITAS), in accordance with statutory regulations.

Permanent Stay Permits can be granted to:

  1. Foreigners holding limited stay permits as clergy, workers, investors, and elderly people; family due to mixed marriage;
  2. Husbands, wives and/or children of foreigners who hold permanent stay permits; and
  3. Foreigners who are ex Indonesian citizens and former children who have dual citizenship of the Republic of Indonesia.

Permanent Stay Permit granted to foreigners as referred to above, can also be granted to:

  1. Ex-children with dual nationality of the Republic of Indonesia who chose foreign citizenship;
  2. Children born in Indonesia to foreigners who hold a permanent stay permit; and
  3. Indonesian citizens who have lost Indonesian citizenship in the Indonesian Territory.



Visit Visa Indonesia


A visa is required if you wish to travel to a country that does not have a visa policy with your home country and a stay permit is required when you move overseas (temporary/permanent stay).

Many countries have policies that allow their citizens to travel freely without requiring a visa, if your home country has a bilateral agreement/relationship with your destination country.

But, what if you want to keep on using Visa? even if your home country has bilateral agreements/relations with your destination country & How do I get a Visa? Contact Indoservice now!!! Find out directly what is required to apply for a Visa and Stay Permit in Indonesia.

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