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    Vaccine Booster Requirement for Domestic Air Travel

    The regulation is unclear what foreigners exactly qualify for 2 dose domestic travel. The official regulation states: The official unofficial English translation states: It can be interpreted to mean tourists on visitor visas can travel domestically with 2 doses. It can also be interpreted to...
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    WORKING ON SPOUSE SPONSORED KITAS

    Immigration law says you may work to support your family. Manpower law says foreigners may not work without a work permit. There is an unresolved conflict in these laws. The result is that the common experience and recommendation is to only work informally, typically behind the scenes in a...
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    New NIK (is that normal?)

    Immigration has never given me a NIK, only Dukcapil. Go to your new JakPus Dukcapil for your new SKTT and make sure they issue it with your previous NIK. Then report to JakPus immigration that they have your NIK documented incorrectly, showing them your SKTT. They may wish to not change it...
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    The Second Home Visa Impact on Ex-WNIs Thread

    Imigrasi has clarified on their social media that "pengikut tidak perlu jaminan rp 2 milyar"
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    The Second Home Visa Impact on Ex-WNIs Thread

    That is a valid concern. The establishment of a Rumah Kedua visa is found in a Peraturan, but this newly released implementation is in a lowly Surat Edaran. Surat Edaran is what is used for Covid regulations which change every couple months. Surat Edaran is what is used to temporarily...
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    Indonesia Second Home Programme - All Retirement Stay Permits Abolished and Existing Holders Scheduled for Expulsion in Case of Non-Compliance

    By some interpretations, yes, illegal. But this is Indonesia, very little is black and white. By the strictest interpretation an Australian businessman on holiday for 5 days in Bali who answers just one work email is illegally working. Of course that would be absurd to prosecute, but "Digital...
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    Indonesia Second Home Programme - All Retirement Stay Permits Abolished and Existing Holders Scheduled for Expulsion in Case of Non-Compliance

    The Indonesian Tourism Ministry (headed by Sandiaga Uno) and the Bali government (particularly the governor and province tourism board) frequently promote working remotely in Bali, but they have no agreement from Immigration, Manpower, or Tax departments which supercede them in important ways...
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    Indonesia Second Home Programme - All Retirement Stay Permits Abolished and Existing Holders Scheduled for Expulsion in Case of Non-Compliance

    It did not go unnoticed, myself and many others noticed, but it has been given very little explanation before this news last week.
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    Indonesia Second Home Programme - All Retirement Stay Permits Abolished and Existing Holders Scheduled for Expulsion in Case of Non-Compliance

    Many of your questions don't have clear answers, but these ones do. You don't need to get the account first, because you are required to sign that you will deposit the amount within 30 days of getting the visa, and immigration can inquire to see bank statements showing the amount is still there...
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    KTP for foreigner in Surabaya

    Immigration law says that if a KITAP holder leaves Indonesia for more than one year their visa may be cancelled. I have heard some anecdotes of this not being enforced, but proceed at your own risk.
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    Indonesia Second Home Programme - All Retirement Stay Permits Abolished and Existing Holders Scheduled for Expulsion in Case of Non-Compliance

    The Surat Edaran says it must be in "Bank Milik Negara". On page 11 there is an English copy of commitment statement that further clarifies by saying "State-Owned Bank (in Indonesia)". The big 3 that are BUMN (Milik Negara) are BNI, Mandiri, and BRI.
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    Indonesia Second Home Programme - All Retirement Stay Permits Abolished and Existing Holders Scheduled for Expulsion in Case of Non-Compliance

    1.125M invested in a PT PMA, without being a director, gets you a KITAS and KITAP. If you can find a trustworthy PT PMA that will sell you shares and give you dividends that would be a lower up front cost and ideally return much more than the small interest of 2M in a bank account.
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    Indonesia Second Home Programme - All Retirement Stay Permits Abolished and Existing Holders Scheduled for Expulsion in Case of Non-Compliance

    Recent immigration laws started mentioning "Rumah Kedua" visa and notably lacked the "Lanjut usia" visa as an option. It is normal for a lower level document to explain implementation steps, though I would have expected a Permenkumham and not a lowly Surat Edaran. That I can forgive, and...
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    Indonesia Second Home Programme - All Retirement Stay Permits Abolished and Existing Holders Scheduled for Expulsion in Case of Non-Compliance

    Incredible. The amount extremely high, and can't be used for local investment (outside of the very limited 'properti mewah' options). But I am even more shocked they are applying the monetary requirements to all existing retirement visa holders, even those on 2nd ITAP "masa berlaku tidak...
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    Fly to EU/US/LATAM

    @snpark 4jt was just for the Jakarta-KL roundtrip in biz class (certainly not Jakarta-Amsterdam??)? That seems like a very reasonable price for the service you describe, but I don't see how that could possibly be cheaper than AirAsia economy, which before Covid was well under 1jt (500-700k?)...

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