The Second Home Visa (KITAS)

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The Second Home Visa (KITAS)

After months of speculation, on the 21st of December 2022, the Indonesian Government through the Immigration authorities announced on their social media that the Second Home Visa was officially launched as a new regulation and a circular letter from The Ministry of Law and Human Rights, signed by the Directorate General of Indonesia was shared with the public, officially advising of the launch of this hotly anticipated and divisive new visa.

The new Second Home Visa has been discussed and argued for months in its application and how it will affect the Retirement KITAS due to new stricter regulations regarding personal savings. Through the press release, this visa is mentioned to be eligible for foreign citizens who plan to contribute to the Indonesian economy. “The main goals are to attract foreign tourists to Bali and other destinations, Encourage economic growth and Develop property business in Indonesia.

In this post we break down everything that has been shared so far, including an English version of the circular, we answer your most common questions and advise on the requirements.

Please note at the time of writing, the online application process is still not online, there are still several missing key pieces of information from immigration authorities and information regarding the Retirement KITAS and its future is still not 100% clear.

As per usual with new announcements, information will take a while to be passed down comprehensively and with different departments sharing conflicting information, it may take a while to get everything summarised.

All we can do now is do our best to decipher what is factual and update this post with more accurate information as and when it happens. Moving on, here is our guide to understanding the Second Home Visa!

The Second home Visa (KITAS) – Who is it for and what are the benefits?

The second home visa is Indonesia’s new initiative to provide long-term visas for Investors, foreign visitors and retirees. Holders of Second Home Visas will also be able to apply for the same visa for their husband or wife, children or parents.

The visa has a term length of 5 or 10 years which is optional depending on preference. The initiative is meant to aid in bringing wealthy foreigners into Indonesia to help aid in building the economy.

Attached below is an English version of the circular which was signed on 21st December 2022.

Key information from the circular letter:

Citing from a document published by the Ministry of Immigration, below are the key points to consider regarding the second home visa:

  1. Second Home Limited Stay Visa, hereinafter referred to as Second Home Visa, is a Visa not for work given to Foreigners and/or their families who reside in Indonesia for 5 (five) years or 10 (ten) years after fulfilling certain requirements.
  2. Second Home Limited Stay Permit, hereinafter referred to as Second Home ITAS, is a limited stay permit not in the context of work given to foreigners and/or their families to live in Indonesian territory for 5 (five) years or 10 (ten) years after fulfilling certain conditions.
  3. Permanent Stay Permit for Second Home hereinafter referred to as ITAP for Second Home, is a Permanent Stay Permit not in the context of work that is given to foreigners and/or their families to live in Indonesian territory for 5 (five) years or indefinitely after fulfilling certain requirements.
  4. Guarantor is a person or corporation responsible for the existence and activities of Foreigners while in Indonesian Territory.
  5. Property is assets in the form of land and buildings, as well as facilities and infrastructure that are an integral part of the intended land and/or buildings, namely land owned and buildings owned by foreigners following laws and regulations.
  6. Proof of Fund is several funds or properties owned by foreigners and recognized as proof of having an immigration guarantee.
  7. Companion is a foreigner who joins himself with a husband, wife, child, or parents holding a Second Home Visa or Second Home Stay Permit.

 

Second Home Visa proof of funding

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  1. The holder of a Second Home Stay Permit must report the original Proof of Funds in the form of a. Bank certificate/Proof of Indonesian Bank Account at a State Owned Bank; or b. Certificate of property ownership in Indonesia, to the Immigration Office issuing the Second Home Stay Permit within a maximum period of 90 (ninety) days from the issuance date of the Second Home Stay Permit.
  2. The obligation referred to in number 1 is excluded for Followers.
  3. The holder of a Second Home Stay Permit is required to submit valid and official documents of his followers as proof of having a family relationship translated into Indonesian by a sworn translator in Indonesia except in English in the form of:
  1. Marriage certificate or marriage book, for husband or wife from the permit holder or
  2. Birth certificate or family card stating that the Foreigner is the parent or child of the holder of the Second Home Stay Permit, to the Immigration Office that issues the Second Home Stay Permit within a maximum period of 90 (ninety) days from the issuance date of the Second Home Stay Permit.
  1. If the holder of the Second Home Stay Permit does not report as referred to in points 1 and/or 3, the Second Home Stay Permit and/or Followers may be cancelled following laws and regulations.

Ensuring you have proof of funds

Immigration may ask at any time to prove proof of funds from your Indonesian bank account, but failure to provide proof of funds may result in the cancellation of the stay permit for the foreigner and followers.

Other interesting information from the circular letter:

  1. Payment of PNBP Rates for Second Home Visas, Second Home ITAS and Re-entry Permits can be paid outside the territory of Indonesia through the PNBP payment portal.
  2. If the PNBP payment portal is technically not yet possible to be implemented outside the territory of Indonesia, the payment of the PNBP Tariff for the Second Home Visa, Second Home ITAS and Re-entry Permit shall be made by the Guarantor in the territory of Indonesia.
  3. If the Second Home Stay Permit expires, then the Second Home Stay Permit of followers also ends.
  4. An extension of an ITAP can be submitted as long as it meets the requirements based on laws and regulations by referring to the granting of an ITAP or an ITAS Status Change to an ITAP.
  5. Transfer of ITK to ITAS status for ex-WNI foreigners who are not in the context of regaining Indonesian citizenship, do not need to attach proof of information from the Head of Representative of the Republic of Indonesia regarding loss of Indonesian citizenship.
  6. Changing the status of a Second Home ITAS to a Second Home Permanent ITAP can be implemented provided that you have lived in Indonesia for at least 3 (three) years as the holder of a Second Home ITAS.
  7. Transition or change of residence permit resulting in a change of guarantor, must attach a statement of no objection and is willing to transfer the guarantee from the previous guarantor.
  8. Holders of Residence Permits for Elderly International Tourists can still receive services based on the previous regulations until a further decision is issued.

Visa Process

Process your Second Home Visa, it can be done via LetsMoveIndonesia or directly via the Online Visa Approval application

Your questions answered

Can the guarantor provide proof of income on behalf of a foreigner?

As of this moment, it is unclear.

Is the Retirement Visa still available?

Information regarding this is conflicting, although it would appear the existing Retirement visas are going to be replaced. Please note, this information is based on conversations with Immigration offices, we cannot guarantee the result either way. We will update this article with new information about Retirement Visa when it is received.

Is Second Home Visa the same as Digital Nomad Visa?

According to the news, Second Home Visa also called a long-term Visa for digital nomads and investors for several years and there have been numerous announcements about when a “Digital Nomad Visa” would be available and what would be the conditions.

LetsMoveIndonesia Price

Presently, the visa isn’t available to apply for, so our price will follow shortly.

We are trying to decipher the government costs. At present, it would seem that there are 2 government costs a. 3,000,000 for E-VITAS and 12,0000,000 for ITAS fee.

*Please note, this is our estimate based on information released so far.

Required documents

The applicants for a Second Home visa must complete these documents:

  1. Copy of passport with a minimum of 36 months till expiration
  2. Proof of funds to a minimum value of Two Billion Rupiah (or equivalent)
  3. Recent colour photograph 4×6 (red background according to circular, white background according to immigration website)
  4. Curriculum Vitae

For sponsorship of followers. e.g. children the requirements are:

  1. Copy of passport with a minimum of 36 (thirty-six) months till expiration
  2. Recent colour photograph 4×6 (red background according to circular, white background according to immigration website)
  3. A valid Second Home Visa or Stay Permit of their husband, wife, children of parents
  4. Valid evidence of family relationship with Second home Visa Holder: Marriage certificate and Birth certificate in English

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