About Indonesia Citizenship and Residency
Acquiring Indonesia residency by investment is first obtained based on a temporary residence permit, such as the investor visa described below which can be renewed. Permanent residency is obtained after having lived continuously in the country for five years.
Staying in the country under this visa is advantageous for foreign investors who wish to open a run a company as they are permitted to continue to travel during the validity of the visa, having access to a re-entry permit.
Types of Residency in Indonesia
Foreigners can find two types of residency permits in Indonesia:
1. Temporary Residency Permit (ITAS/KITAS)
2. Permanent Residency Permit (ITAP/KITAP)
Type1. Temporary Residency Permit (ITAS/KITAS)
- Two-year validity
- Renewable three times
Investor Kitas (Types 313 and 314) are issued to applicants who are investing in a PT PMA company in Indonesia and need to work for that company as General Director or Commissar.
Types of Investor Kitas:
In Indonesia, you can obtain two types of Investor Kitas:
- Index 313: 1-year KITAS – The visa is granted to foreign nationals who intend to invest or have already invested a certain amount of capital in Indonesia for a one-year stay permit.
- Index 314: 2-year KITAS – This Temporary Stay Visa for two years (C314) is granted to foreign nationals who intend to invest or have already invested a certain amount of capital in Indonesia.
You or your sponsor can apply for a Temporary Stay Visa through the Online Visa Approval application, and submit the below documents:
- Proof of Immigration deposit funds;
- Passport with a minimum of 18 (eighteen) months validity;
- proof of funds of at least US$2000 (two thousand US dollars) or equivalent to support the cost of living of foreign nationals and/or their family in Indonesia.
- 2 (two) color photographs with a size of 4 cm x 6 cm (four centimeters by six centimeters) with a white background.
- Letter of recommendation from the government agency which coordinates investments in Indonesia. (Ministry of Investments/Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board)
Both types allow investors to repeatedly enter and leave Indonesia during the validity of the visa.
You should meet the following conditions to obtain an Investor KITAS:
- As a shareholder and serves as a Director or Commissioner of the Company with the terms of Ownership of at least IDR. 1.000.000.000,00 (one billion rupiahs) (from $70,000) or from the equivalent in United States Dollars stated in the deed
- As a shareholder and not as a Director or Commissioner of the company provided that shareholder of at least IDR. 1.125.000.000,00 (one billion one hundred twenty-five million rupiahs) ($75, 000) or the equivalent in United States Dollars stated in the deed
- The company’s capital should have a minimum of 10 billion IDR in capital investment.
- The company has a minimum of 25% in paid-up capital.
- The sponsor company can start sponsoring Investors once it has obtained a business registration number (NIB) and trading licenses (Ijin Usaha), foreign company investment realization report (LKPM, this report should be conducted every three months), company’s documents, the ID card and tax number of the company’s representative (should be valid)
Investors can work in Indonesia under certain conditions only:
- Investors who are a shareholder and concurrently act as Director or Commissioner. They can start working immediately upon entering Indonesia, as long as the work remains within the scope of their position as Director or Commissioner.
- Investors who are shareholders only. They cannot perform any type of work activities in Indonesia.
Type2. Permanent Residency Permit (ITAP/KITAP)
- Prerequisite: an ITAS/KITAS holder for at least five years continuously
- Five-year validity
- Renewable five times
The certain process to go through before you can be eligible and fully acquire an ITAP:
- Get a sponsorship letter from a local company.
- Get the recommendation from the Directorate General of Immigration.
- Submit the required documents along with the letter and recommendation to obtain a KITAS or VITAS (Limited Stay Permit), depending on your circumstances, to the Indonesian Embassy.
- You can convert your KITAS to KITAP and become a permanent resident in Indonesia after holding the KITAS/ITAS for more than five years consecutively.
Please note that your Indonesian permanent residency may be revoked if you misuse or abuse your granted status, or are found guilty of illegal activities.
Requirements to obtain citizenship in Indonesia:
- On-time submission of the nationality cost,
- You are either working or have a regular salary,
- You are fluent in the native language,
- You are ready to abandon any other nationality,
- You have a clean criminal history,
- You are not suffering from any mental or physical issue,
- You fulfill age requirements; older than 18 years,
- By the point you apply for Indonesian residency, you must have lived in Indonesia for at least 5 or 10 years consecutively.
Benefits Of The Indonesia Residency By Investment Program
- Waives the requirement to apply for a work permit.
- The investor stay permit (ITAS) is valid for a period of up to 2 years.
- Obtain Permanent residency after 5 years
- Travel freely all over Indonesia
- Become a company’s director or investor
- Have a legal tax identification number
- Apply for loans
- Jointly own a property with their Indonesian spouse anywhere in Indonesia
- Obtain a five-year Indonesian identity card
- Take part in civic forums
- Own a car
- Open a bank account
- Eligible for local prices of tourist attractions which are relatively lower
- Freedom to enter and exit Indonesia with a two-year multiple-entry permit
Indonesia Residency by Investment Requirements and Qualifications
Additional requirements due to travel restrictions imposed by the Indonesian government, all visitors must additionally present:
- Negative PCR test result issued within 48 hours prior to departure
- Completed electronic Health Alert Card / e-HAC
- Statement of willingness to comply with local quarantine requirements and to pay for the expenses that may occur during a required treatment at a local medical facility
- Valid health insurance A health certificate in English and a negative PCR test result issued within 48 hours prior to departure for Indonesia
Steps And Timeline
STEPS OF THE PROCESS:
- Company Registration (visa online system). The process takes 1-2 business days.
- Getting e-Visa. The process takes 7 -10 business days. The customer should enter Indonesia within 90 days from the date when E-visa is issued.
- Visa registration. After arrival to Indonesia, the customer needs to bring their original passport to our office ASAP to report E-Visa to Immigration. Processing at immigration takes 2-3 weeks; the customer is required to visit Immigration for a photo and fingerprints.
- The last step: you will receive your passport back and KITAS (now it’s called ITAS) online.
Processing time: 1 – 2 months (does not include public holidays and days off)
Important note: eVisa is an approval letter to enter Indonesia. Kitas is a temporary stay permit that you will get after the process of reporting an E-Visa to immigration after your arrival to Indonesia.
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