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Indonesian Visa Processes Back Online & The End of Emergency Stay Permits

Starting today, 13th July 2020, Indonesia is putting an end to the free emergency residence permit and applying the new policy related to the status of foreigner’s permits, inside and outside the territory of Indonesia.

The new Circular Letter number IMI-GR.01.01-1102 of 2020 which has just taken effect today concerning immigration residence permit in the New Normal order, regulates several important points for Visit Visa holders (ITK/Izin Tinggal Kunjungan), Limited Stay Permits (ITAS) and Permanent Stay Permit (ITAP).

As with all new policies, these may be subject to change, although this is what we understand so far:

1. ITAS and ITAP Holders Who Are Currently Outside Indonesia

Foreigners who are ITAS (Limited Stay Permit) and ITAP (Permanent Stay Permit) and/or IMK (Izin Masuk Kembali/Re-entry Permit) holders whose validity period has expired and are abroad, who have obtained an approval letter from the Ministry / Technical Institution and in the context of family reunification, to kindly re-enter Indonesia to extend their residence permit in the local immigration office, within 60 days from the issuance of the Circular.

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2. Extension of ITK (Visit Permit), ITAS (Limited Stay Permit), and ITAP (Permanent Stay Permit) that is still valid

Foreigners who are ITK, ITAS and ITAP holders who are still valid and are in Indonesia, can apply for an extension of their residence permit at the Immigration Office in accordance with statutory provisions.

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3. Returning ITKT (Izin Tinggal Keadaan Terpaksa/Emergency Visa) Holder Status

A. ITK holder (Visit Visa Holder)

Foreign ITK holders who have obtained ITKT, can extend their residence permit based on the previous ITK during the Covid-19 pandemic period has not ended and there is no means of transportation to leave the territory of Indonesia.

Foreigners who have extended ITK as referred can apply for the transfer of status to ITAS in accordance with statutory provisions.Extension as referred to must be made within 30 days from the date of issuance of this Circular Letter.

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As advised by the immigration office of South Jakarta, the visit visa extension is applicable to Social Culture Visa holders (211A), Business Visa holders (211B and 212), and Visa on Arrival holders, by submitting the application requirements along with the valid proof of the foreigner cannot leave.

B.  ITAS holder (Limited Stay Permit)

Foreign ITAS holders who have obtained ITKT can apply for an extension of the residence permit based on previous ITAS in accordance with statutory provisions. Foreigners who have extended ITAS as referred to in letter a) can apply for the transfer of status to ITAP in accordance with statutory provisions.Foreign ITAS holders who have obtained ITKT and cannot be extended in accordance with applicable regulations must leave Indonesian territory within 30 days from the issuance of this Circular Letter.

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C. ITAP holder (Permanent Stay Permit)

Foreign ITAP holders who have obtained ITKT can apply for an extension of the residence permit based on the previous ITAP.

Foreign ITAP holders who have obtained ITKT and cannot be extended in accordance with applicable regulations must leave the territory of Indonesia no later than 30 days from the issuance of this Circular Letter.

Foreigners who do not meet the provisions are subject to Immigration Administrative Measures in accordance with statutory provisions.

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4. Visa on Arrival Holders

Foreigners holding VKSK who have obtained ITKT can extend their residence permit based on their previous VKSK until the Covid-19 pandemic period ends and there is no means of transportation to leave Indonesian territory.

The extension must be made within 30 days from the issuance of this Circular Letter.

Foreigners who do not meet the provisions referred to in point 1) and 2) are subject to Immigration Administrative Measures in accordance with statutory provisions.

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5. Free Visa Holders

Foreigners holding BVK who have obtained ITKT must leave the territory of Indonesia within 30 days from the issuance of this Circular.

Foreigners who do not meet the provisions referred to in number 1) are subject to Immigration Administrative Measures in accordance with statutory provisions.

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6. Holders of Visit Permit (ITK), Limited Stay Permit (ITAS) Who Already Have A Telex Visa

  1. Foreigners who hold ITK and ITAS who already have a telex visa, who are in the territory of Indonesia can apply for the provision of ITK and ITAS to the local immigration office without leaving Indonesia and without applying for a visa to an Indonesian representative abroad.
  2. ITK and ITAS as referred to in number 1) are granted after paying the Non-Tax State Revenue (PNBP) visa fees at the local Immigration Office in accordance with Government Regulation No. 28 of 2019 concerning Types and Rates of Non-Tax State Revenues Applicable to the Ministry of Law and Rights Indonesian Human Rights.
  3. The visa fee as referred to in number 2) is paid by using the VKSK and VITAS services on Arrival by first making a Billing Simponi as the basis for payment.
  4. Proof of payment of VKSK and VITAS PNBP Upon Arrival as referred to in number 3) is considered as Proof of Having a Visa.
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As stated previously, the regulations are subject to change, as always; LetsMoveIndonesia will continue to make updates as and when we receive them.

We have also kept an eye on the Immigration offices Instagram page, and below are screenshots of conversations with them:

Indonesian Visa Processes Back Online & The End of Emergency Stay Permits | LetsMoveIndonesia

 

Indonesian Visa Processes Back Online & The End of Emergency Stay Permits | LetsMoveIndonesia

 

Indonesian Visa Processes Back Online & The End of Emergency Stay Permits | LetsMoveIndonesia

 

Indonesian Visa Processes Back Online & The End of Emergency Stay Permits | LetsMoveIndonesia

 

Have a question or need advice, feel free to contact us T: 021 300 297 27 E: info@letsmoveindonesia.com Check out these other useful articles about the current immigration situation in Indonesia!

Covid 19 – The current visa situation in Indonesia

Indonesian Passport Holders Immigration Update

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