Working KITAS C312

Legal way of working in Indonesia.

What kind of visa is that?

KITAS/ITAS refers to the residence permit, while the work permit is known as RPTKA (Pengesahan Rencana Penggan Tenaga Kerja Asing or the plan for the use of a foreign worker) a document detailing the specific task, Posts and length of service. An alien working in Indonesia must understand that RPTKA and KITAS/ITAS are two different permits that he must apply for.

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Main questions about work visa C312

How to get permission to apply for a KITAS/ITAS worker requires sponsorship from your employer. The employer must be a company registered in Indonesia. Locally registered companies are defined as PT, PT PMA or representative offices. A KITAS / ITAS worker also allows a foreigner to re-enter Indonesia several times with a single permit, usually called MERP (multiple exit and re-entry permit). Going to work?

- Colour scan of passport (minimum 18 months) - Passport size colour photograph (red background) - Last diploma or bachelor’s certificate - Medical/travel insurance - Confirmation of full dose of COVID-19 vaccine

- Username and password of the online application TKA (Ministry of Manpower) (if any); - Company letterhead; - The last bank statement of the company (Rekening Koran) min. balance of $ 10,000; - Color scanning of the notarial act on the establishment of the company (Akta Notaris Pendirian Perusahaan) and any subsequent / changes in the notary act (Akta Notaris Perubahan) - if any; - Color scanning of the legalization of the notarial deed of establishment of the company (Pengesahan Akta Notaris dari Kemenkumham) and the following / changes, if any; - Colour scanning of tax identification card (NPWP); - Color scanning of the company’s location (Location Letter/Certificate or SKTU); - Color scanning of the company license from OSS; - Colour scanning of the identity of the director or commissioner (director or commissioner of the CTU); - Colour scanning of one Area Staff Identification Card (KTP) and its / photographs; - Color scanning of mandatory online employee report.

Yes. Depending on the validity of the visa $ 600 or $ 1200 for 6 or 12 months respectively.

No, taxes are paid separately. The total amount - the price of registration of KITAS + the tax for the period of validity of KITAS.

Yes, the certificate of taxes can be asked on departure from the country.

Step-by-step algorithm for obtaining a work permit

Step 1. Apply RPTKA.

This is called an expatriate accommodation plan or RPTKA (Rencana Penempatan Tenaga Kerja Asing). This means that the employer must give the reason why they are hiring you, not an Indonesian citizen. Your employer must obtain RPTKA from the Indonesian Ministry of Manpower.

Step 2. A notification letter/confirmation of the validity of the work permit.

After issuing the RPTKA, the foreign employee must submit a confirmation of the work permit (request for an invoice code). The confirmation letter will be issued by the Ministry of Labour within 3-7 working days from the date of the request.

Step 3. Pay DPKK

Payment of DPKK (Fund of Skills and Development) for IMTA (Ijin Mempekerjakan Tenaga Kerja Asing, which can be translated as «Permission to hire foreign workers»). After issuing the Confirmation Letter mentioned above, the DPKK fee must be paid within 3 days. This is a monthly fee of $100 ($1,200 per year) that your employer must pay as compensation for the decision to hire a non-Indonesian. IMTA is the only body that allows you to work legally in Indonesia.

Step 4. Application for an Indonesian work visa

You must apply for an Indonesian work visa (aka VITAS) at the Indonesian Embassy/Consulate next to you. This will require a copy of RPTKA and IMTA. Once you arrive in Indonesia with a VITAS (temporary visa), the Immigration Department will issue you ITAS (temporary residence permit). ITAS is a permit that allows you to live and work in Indonesia for up to 1 year (it can be extended). Meanwhile, VITAS is a visa that allows you to enter Indonesia only once. After the Immigration Department issues your ITAS (Temporary Stay Permit), you must go to the Immigration Office and separately apply for KITAS (Actual Card).

Step 5. Get the STM paper

Get a letter with the police report (STM) at the local police station.

Step 6. Get SKPPS

Register with the Population Department of your local municipality to obtain a Temporary Resident Registration Certificate (SKPPS).


If you have all these documents, you got an Indonesian work visa and can legally work in Indonesia.

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