Who Can Getting a KITAP (Permanent Stay) in Indonesia – Permanent residence is the status of a person in a country where they are not citizens but where they have the right to permanent residence. This is usually for a long period of time. A person with such status is known as a permanent resident. In Indonesia such a person is officially referred to as a Legal Permanent Resident (KITAP Holder) – Permanent Residence Permit Card.

What is a Permanent Residence Permit (KITAP)?

What is a Permanent Residence Permit KITAP

KITAP stands for Permanent Stay Permit Card, immigration permit for foreigners to live permanently in Indonesia and is formalized by imposing an immigration stamp on the passport of the holder and granting a permanent residence card (KITAP). KITAP can be submitted after obtaining a KITAS (limited stay permit) and has extended it several times. Unlike other residence permits in Indonesia, KITAP is valid for five years and with a validity period of 2 years of entry and exit permit / MERP (multiple exit re-entry permit).

Who Can Obtain a KITAP / ITAP?

Who Can Obtain a KITAP

Law Number 6 of 2011 concerning Immigration has regulated individuals who are entitled to receive KITAP. In accordance with article 54 of the law, a Permanent Stay Permit Card (KITAP / ITAP) can be issued to:

1. Foreign nationals holding a Limited Stay Permit as clergy, foreign workers, investors, or foreign elderly tourists (retirees);
2. Family members of mixed marriages;
3. Husbands, wives, and / or children of foreign nationals who hold permanent residence permits; and
4. Foreign citizens who are ex. citizens of Indonesia or have dual citizenship of the Republic of Indonesia.

However, KITAP is regulated more specifically by the government in Presidential Decree No. 20/2018 and BKPM 13/2017. For more details, we will explain the differences between KITAP for Investors, KITAP for Foreign Workers, and KITAP, for spouses of Indonesian Citizens in Indonesia and for ex. citizens of the Republic of Indonesia / Dual Citizenship:

A. KITAP for Investors

Based on Article 10 Paragraph 1 Letter a Presidential Decree No. 20/2018, companies wishing to employ foreign workers do not need RPTKA if the TKA is a shareholder and serves as a director or commissioner in the company. This provision is in line with Article 90 letter d BKPM 13/2017 which states that BKPM provides recommendations to change the status of a Visit Stay Permit to a Limited Stay Permit Card (KITAS / Limited Stay Permit Card). and Article 90 letter e BKPM 13/2017 which states that BPKM provides recommendations to change the status of KITAS to KITAP for investors.

B. KITAP for Foreign Workers and Clergy

Regarding the Permanent Stay Permit card (KITAP), it can be seen in Law Number 6 of 2011 concerning Immigration (“Immigration Law”) and Government Regulation Number 31 of 2013 concerning Implementation Regulations of Law Number 6 of 2011 concerning Immigration (PP 31 / 2013) and its changes. Similar to KITAP for investors, TKA who apply for KITAP must first apply for KITAS as director or commissioner or with a certain position (Rohaniawan). After obtaining a KITAS for three consecutive years and signing a Statement of Integration to the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, the applicant will fulfill the KITAP requirements.

C. KITAP for International Elderly Tourists (Seniors)

In accordance with the Decree of the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Indonesia No. M.04-IZ.01.02 of 1998 concerning the Granting of Visas and Immigration Permits for International Elderly Tourists and Attachments to the Decree of the Director General of Immigration No. F. 492-UM.01.10, April 18, 2002 concerning Implementation Guidelines for Granting Visas and Immigration Permits for International Elderly Tourists to grant permits to foreign tourists who are at least 55 years of age who wish to spend their retirement in Indonesia

Important Notice : A residence permit for overseas elderly tourists (seniors) is required to have a local sponsor from Indonesia. However, this sponsorship is limited to owners of a travel agency business license.

D. KITAP for Spouses of Indonesian Citizens

Provisions regarding spouses of Indonesian citizens are regulated in Article 60 Paragraph 2 of the Immigration Law, which states that a KITAP can be submitted to a couple after their marriage has reached two years and has signed a Statement of Integration to the Government of the Republic of Indonesia.

E. KITAP Dependen Husband, Wife, and / or Children of Foreign Nationals Who Hold Permanent Residence Permits

Dependent Residence Permit is valid for the spouse or child of a foreigner who is legally  officially married to a spouse. The holder of this permit is allowed to stay in Indonesia following the validity of the spouse’s residence permit. If the spouse of the KITAP holder, then the follower can get a permanent residence permit / KITAP.

F. KITAP for Former Indonesian Citizens / Former Dual Citizenship

In Article 54 (1) of Law No. 6. Year 2011 concerning Immigration, namely: Permanent Stay Permit can be granted to (point d): Foreigner, ex-Indonesian citizen and ex-subject child who has dual citizenship of the Republic of Indonesia. This policy is technically regulated in the Government Regulation of the Republic of Indonesia Number 31 of 2013 concerning Implementation Regulations of Law Number 6 of 2011 concerning Immigration, particularly in articles 152 – 155. Article 152 (1) Permanent Residence Permits can be granted to: (point d) : Foreigner, ex Indonesian citizen and ex-child subject to the dual nationality of the Republic of Indonesia. This Permanent Stay Permit is obtained through the stages of status change from a Limited Stay Permit as regulated in Article 152 paragraph (3) of the PP. Permanent Stay Permit for Foreigners as referred to in paragraph (1) is granted through a change of status.

The Advantages of Having KITAP / ITAP (Permanent Stay Permit) in Indonesia?

+  Can have an Indonesian KTP with a validity period of five years;
+  Can have a local driving license (SIM) with a validity period of five years;
+  Opening Bank Accounts, Credit Cards and Loans;
+  Local prices for tourist attractions;
+  MERP (multiple exit re- entry permit) with a two-year validity period, allows you to enter and exit the country as you please;
+  If you are married to an Indonesian citizen, then you are entitled to joint ownership of a property.

Requirements for Obtaining a KITAP?

Requirements for Obtaining a KITAP

A. Investors

Recommendations for changing KITAS status to KITAP will be given to foreigners who meet the following requirements:

+  The investor and the person concerned serves as a director or commissioner with a minimum ownership requirement of Rp1 billion or equivalent to United States dollars; or
 Investors and those who do not serve as Directors or Commissioners with a minimum ownership requirement of Rp 1125 billion or equivalent to United States dollar;

Furthermore, the following are the requirements and procedures for submitting recommendations for the transfer of KITAS status to KITAP at BKPM:

+  Original application form signed by company management (guarantor) or their proxies with company seal;
Original Power of Attorney, if the application is not made directly by the company management. A company employee of the company can be authorized and show the company ID;
Registration of Identity of Head of Guarantee Company:
– Foreigner: Passport and;
– Indonesian Citizen: KTP and NPWP
– Registration of KITAS for the last three years, NPWP and passports of foreigners whose status will be transferred.

Company side > All company documents;

+  Deed Establishment of the company;
+  Deed of amendment to the existing establishment; (if have)
+  Minister of Justice and Human Rights Decree;
+  Minister of Justice and Human Rights Decree amendment; (if have)
+  Company’s Organization Chart;
+  Business Identification Number / NIB from OSS;
+  Tax Card + SKT of the company;
+  Business License / IU from OSS;
+  Foreign capital investment permits; (if have)
+  Domicile letter of the company / Location from OSS permit;
+  BPJS Manpower Certificate or Registration number of BPJS;
+  Manpower Report of Company;
+  Id / KTP + Personal Tax Card of Guarantor;
+  Sponsor Letter;

The Foreign Side

+  Original passport;
+  All copies of old visa + MERP stamp;
+  E-Kitas that are still valid;
+  Previous police report certificate;
+  Previous SKTT / Civil Registration;
+  Previous LKOA / Certificate Report of Expatriate Availability;
+  Foreigner Personal Taxpayer Identification Number / NPWP;
+  BPJS Manpower & BPJS Health of foreigners;
+  Domicile letter for address of foreigners in Indonesia;
+  Integration statement;

B. Foreign Worker and Clergy

Company Side > All company documents;

+  Deed Establishment of the company;
+  Deed of amendment to the existing establishment; (if have)
+  Minister of Justice and Human Rights Decree;
+  Minister of Justice and Human Rights Decree amendment; (if have)
+  Company’s Organization Chart;
+  Business Identification Number / NIB from OSS;
+  Tax Card + SKT of the company;
+  Business License / IU from OSS;
+  Foreign capital investment permits; (if have)
+  Domicile letter of the company / Location from OSS permit;
+  BPJS Manpower Certificate or Registration number of BPJS;
+  Manpower Report of Company;
+  Id / KTP + Personal Tax Card + Family Card of Guarantor;
+  Sponsor Letter;

The Foreign Side

+  Original passport;
+  All copies of old visa + MERP stamp;
+  E-Kitas that are still valid;
+  Latest RPTKA (Foreign Workers Placement Plan);
+  Notifications / work permits to employ the latest foreign workers;
+  Proof of Payment of DKP – TKA / DPKK;
+  Previous police report certificate;
+  Previous SKTT / Civil Registration;
+  Previous LKOA / Certificate Report of Expatriate Availability;
+  Foreigner Personal Taxpayer Identification Number / NPWP;
+  BPJS Manpower & BPJS Health of foreigners;
+  Domicile letter for address of foreigners in Indonesia;
+  Supporting documents for a work permit;
+  Integration statement

Additional for Clergy

+  Recommendations from the Ministry of Religion;
+  Deed of Establishment of Clergy Foundation / Institution;

C. International Elderly Tourists (Seniors)

Company Side> All company documents;

+  Deed Establishment of the company;
+  Deed of amendment to the existing establishment; (if have)
+  Minister of Justice and Human Rights Decree;
+  Minister of Justice and Human Rights Decree amendment; (if have)
+  Business Identification Number / NIB from OSS;
+  Tax Card + SKT of the company;
+  Business License / IU  / TDUP
+  Domicile letter of the company / Location from OSS permit;
+  Id / KTP + Personal Tax Card of guarantor;
+  Sponsor Letter;

The Foreign Side

+  Evidence from a bank / pension fund management institution from the country of origin and / or in Indonesia that proves the availability of funds of at least US $ 1,500 (one thousand five hundred United States Dollars) per month / US $ 18,000 per year, as proof of having living expenses for the applicant during his stay in the territory of Indonesia;
+  Curriculum vitae, work history and education (CV) of the foreigner concerned;
+  Health insurance, death and legal liability to third parties in the civil sector in the country of origin and in Indonesia;
+  The Statement Letter will employ at least 2 (two) Indonesian citizens;
+  Original passport of foreigner;
+  All copies old visa + MERP stamp;
+  E-Kitas is still valid;
+  Old Certificate Police Report;
+  Old SKTT / Civil Registration;
+  Tax Card / NPWP Personnel of Foreigner; (if have)
+  Domicile Letter;
+  Integration statement
+  Information of residence while in the territory of Indonesia based on the purchase of accommodation facilities or accommodation rental agreements with a minimum lease of 12 months.
+  Integration statement
+  Pas Photo Background Red;

D. Dependent Husband, Wife, and / or Children of Foreign Nationals Who Hold Permanent Residence Permits.

+  Scan a passport (full book) of spouse & children;
+  Pas Photo Background Red;
+  Scan Bank statements showing balance at least of USD 1,500 or IDR 22,000,000;
+  Scan the Marriage Book (Book of Marriage) or Marriage Certificate in English; If it is not English, you can attach a marriage book / marriage certificate in the original language and a translation in English;
+  Scan Birth certificate of Spouse and Children;
+  All document spouse Work Permit + Kitas until Civil Registration + All corporate if needed;
+  Sponsor Letter & Integration statement;

E. Indonesian Citizen Spouse

+  Spouse`s ID / KTP (status should be married)
+  Book/Certificate Marriage in Indonesia:
– Marriage book (Buku Nikah) for Muslims or
– Marriage Certificate for Christians;
If Marriage Abroad:
– Marriage Certificate officially from the Civil country of which you are married;
– Marriage Certificate Report from the Indonesian embassy / consulate;
– Certificate of Marriage Report from Disdukcapil in Indonesia;
+  Family Card of the spouse (must be separated from spouse`s parents);
+  Original passport of foreigner;
+  All copies old visa + MERP stamp;
+  E- Kitas is still valid;
+  Old Certificate Police Report;
+  Old SKTT / Civil Registration;
+  Tax Card / NPWP Personnel of Foreigner; (if have)
+  Domicile Letter;
+  Sponsor Letter & Integration statement;

F. Ex. Indonesian Citizen / Dual Citizenship

For ex. Indonesian Citizens who are not in the context of regaining Indonesian Citizenship, the application is submitted by the guarantor by attaching official documents issued by Government Agencies of the Republic of Indonesia or by legitimate Institutions recognized by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia which can prove that the person concerned is a ex. citizen. Indonesia includes:

+  Certificate of birth;
+  Identity card/ ex. KTP,
+  passport of the Republic of Indonesia or
+  Decree Relinquished Indonesian citizenship;
+  Certificate Education;.

For a ex. child who has dual citizenship of the Republic of Indonesia, the application is submitted by the father and / or mother of an Indonesian citizen or guarantor by attaching the following requirements:

+  The birth certificate of the person who has been translated into Indonesian by a sworn translator, except in English;
+  Marriage certificate of parents which has been translated into Indonesian by a sworn translator, except in English; and
+  Evidence of Immigration facilities in the form of Immigration facility cards or return of Immigration Documents

What is The Procedure for Obtaining a KITAP and Timeline for Process of KITAP?

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