Social / Business Visa
If you are going to work or obtain income in Indonesia you have to get a work visa. Work visa KITAS allows foreign citizens to work officially in the country. You cannot work or make money in Indonesia without a work permit.
Its requirements are quite strict. A work visa is issued for a specific position in a certain company, so it is not possible to obtain a work permit before employment. You are NOT allowed to work in several companies or in different positions at the same time. Also, many vacancies are completely closed to foreigners.
Work permission can be issued for different period, can be extendable or not. It depends on different facts. Usually you can get a work visa for 6 or 12 months. This is a multiple entry visa. You can leave the country and come back as many times as you need.
In some cases you can apply for 5 years working visa that is extended yearly. At this
moment this 5 years KITAS can only be obtained in following situation:
- You are a director for PMA type of company in Indonesia.
- You are a qualified personnel with both degree & min 5 years of experience in the same area that you are going to work in Indonesia.