In connection with the dynamics that occur in the community related to the residence permit of foreigners in Indonesia, the latest regulation number IMI-GR.01.01-3558 has been just issued from the Indonesian Immigration Authority dated 22nd July 2020 to reaffirm the status of residence permits for Visit Visa holders including APEC card holders, as well as arrangements for foreigners currently in Indonesia who are holding Telex Visa.
Foreign nationals who possess a visit visa (ITK) and have obtained a free emergency visa (ITKT) due to the Covid 19 Pandemic can continue to extend their residence permit if they are unable to leave the territory of Indonesia due to lack of transportation.
The foreigners holding ITK referred to above include Multiple Entry Business Visa holders (D212) and APEC card holders, with an extension period of 30 days.
Foreigners who hold ITK and Business Visa 212 holders who have obtained an extension of residence permit can apply for transfer to ITAS status after fulfilling the requirements in accordance with applicable regulations.
Foreigners who hold ITAS and ITAP holders whose permit has expired can apply for a telex for a Visit Visa or a telex for a Limited Stay Visa through the Immigration Directorate’s online application after fulfilling the requirements in accordance with applicable regulations.
Foreigners who already have a telex visa referred to in the above point, can apply for ITK or ITAS after paying a visa cost to the local immigration office without leaving Indonesia and without applying for a visa to the Indonesian representative abroad.
Expired KITAS and KITAP holders who will return to their country of origin or leave the territory of Indonesia for any reason, may leave Indonesia within 30 days from the enactment of this Circular Affirmation.
Foreigners holding Bebas Visa Kunjungan (BVK / Visa Exemption) who have obtained an Emergency Stay Permit must leave Indonesia within 30 days.
Visa Exemption (free 30 days) holders and Crew Visit holder can apply for a telex of Visit Visa (ITK) or a telex of Limited Stay Permit (ITAS) through Immigration Online system in accordance with applicable regulations.
Visa Exemption holders who have obtained Telex Visa referred to the above point can apply for a Visit Visa (ITK) or Limited Stay Permit (ITAS) after paying visa PNBP fee to the local immigration office without having to leave Indonesia and without applying for a visa to the Indonesian representative abroad.
Visa fees are paid using a type of PNBP service by making a symphony billing as the basis for payment.
PNBP payment proof is considered as a proof of having a visa.
Foreign passports of Visit Visa Telex holders are given a stamp of granting/extending ‘’Visit Stay’’.
Foreign passports of Limited Stay Visa Telex are given a stamp of granting/extending a Limited Stay Permit as well as Re-entry Permit ‘’Limited Stay & Re-entry’’
Foreigners who already have Telex currently in Indonesia
Foreigners who have had a Telex Visa since 1st December 2019 who are currently in Indonesia can apply for Visit Visa (ITK) and Limited Stay Permit (ITAS) after paying Visa fees to the local immigration office without leaving Indonesia and without applying for a visa to the Indonesia Representative abroad.
Residence Permit Counting
For foreigners who already have a telex visa issued since 1st December 2019 until the issuance of this Circular Affirmation, the granting of the residence permit is in accordance with ITK and ITAS submission date to the local immigration office.For foreigners who already have a telex visa which is issued after the issuance date of this Circular Affirmation, the granting of the residence permit is in accordance with the issuance date of the Telex Visa.
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