KITAS Work Visa

KITAS Work Visa

If you plan to work or earn income in Indonesia, you will need to obtain a work visa called a KITAS. This permit allows foreign citizens to legally work in Indonesia. Without a KITAS, it is not permitted for you to work or earn money in Indonesia.

A KITAS work visa is issued for a specific position in a specific company, so it is not possible to obtain a work permit before securing employment. It is also not allowed to work for multiple companies or in different positions simultaneously. Additionally, many job openings may not be available to foreigners.

A KITAS work permit can be issued for different periods of time, and whether it can be extended or not depends on various factors. The validity period for a KITAS is typically 6 or 12 months. This permit is valid for the same duration as a multiple-entry visa, allowing you to leave and return to Indonesia as many times as needed without having your KITAS canceled.

In certain circumstances, it is possible to apply for a 5-year work visa in Indonesia, which must be renewed annually. Currently, a 5-year KITAS (temporary stay permit for work purposes) can only be obtained in the following situations:

  • You are a Director of a PMA (foreign investment) company in Indonesia.
  • You are a qualified professional with higher education and a minimum of 5 years of experience in the same field as the one you will be working in while in Indonesia.

How to obtain a work visa in Indonesia

The procedure for obtaining KITAS type 312 work visa comprises 3 stages, which will take about 2 months in total.

Obtaining a work permit and an electronic visa (E-Visa)

We will assist you in obtaining the necessary documents and obtaining a work permit and an electronic visa (E-visa) for your stay in Indonesia.

Documents required from the applicant

The following documents are required in order to apply for a work permit and electronic visa in Indonesia:

  • A passport that is valid for at least 18 months from the expected date of entry into Indonesia.
  • A copy of the passport cover and the first page of the passport.
  • A color scan of the workbook.
  • A color scan of insurance (with a minimum validity period of 1 month).
  • A color scan of the diploma or bachelor’s certificate in English (which must be legalized).
  • Scan of recommendation letters for at least 5 years or a certificate from a specialist confirming work in the specified field.
  • A CV (Curriculum vitae).
  • Proof of residence in Indonesia (Surat Domisili).
  • A state fee of 1200$ for a 12-month stay and 600$ for a 6-month stay, to be paid through the bank billing system.
  • A consular fee payment of 150$, to be processed through the billing system.

Documents of the sponsor company

The following documents are required in order to apply for a work permit and electronic visa in Indonesia:

  • Color copies of the AKTA (deed of establishment), SK Menteri (Ministry Decree), Izin Usaha (business license), NIB (tax identification number), NPWP (tax registration number), and SKTU (company registration certificate).
  • A color copy of the Director’s ID card.
  • A color photo of the applicant against a red background.
  • A color copy of the NPWP (tax registration number).
  • A bank statement from the sponsor’s company (the name of the sponsor must be indicated).
  • A blank company letterhead including the email address, physical registration address, and phone number.

Detailed information about the foreign applicant:

  • Residence address outside of Indonesia;
  • Email;
  • Phone number;
  • Address in Bali;
  • Specialty, profession, occupation.

Extension and closure of working KITAS type 312

It is important to begin the process of extending your visa no later than 2 months before it expires. The required documents for the extension are the same as those required for the initial issuance of the visa.

If you have a KITAS valid for 6 months, you must leave the country within that 6-month period. However, exceptions may be made if you have taken a vacation during that time.

If you have a KITAS valid for 1 year, you must apply to close your KITAS before you leave the country.


Multi-KITAS work permit, registration of all documents — 12 000 000 IDR

State tax — 1 200$ for 12 months or 600$ for 6 months.

The consular fee is 150$

It is possible to speed up the registration process.

Extension for a new term — 8 000 000 IDR