KITAS to KITAP? extensions required for ex WNI

123indochick

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hello,

i just figured out that apparently you have to be physically present at the immigration in order to extend kitas or kitap. is there any agent you’d recommend who be able to help me extend it without needing me to be physically present?

the reason i ask is bc my agent told me i need to extend my KITAS twice (therefore wait 2 years) to be able to upgrade to KITAP. i’m so confuse because even on th KBRI site it says you can immediately apply for KITAP after getting KITAS as an ex-WNI (without having to wait 2 years) but my agent says otherwise.

do i need different agent? help 😭

thanks
 
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Shazdin

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Yes I believe so that you have to be present.
I'm in the same boat and need to extend my kitas by early April. but I do not want to enter Indonesia until my country allows me to have the vaccine. I don't feel safe until I do. So stressful. I hope you get a answer.
 

dafluff

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Unless he has your face and your fingerprints to match, then no.
 

Nicho

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hello,

i just figured out that apparently you have to be physically present at the immigration in order to extend kitas or kitap. is there any agent you’d recommend who be able to help me extend it without needing me to be physically present?

the reason i ask is bc my agent told me i need to extend my KITAS twice (therefore wait 2 years) to be able to upgrade to KITAP. i’m so confuse because even on th KBRI site it says you can immediately apply for KITAP after getting KITAS as an ex-WNI (without having to wait 2 years) but my agent says otherwise.

do i need different agent? help 😭

thanks
Hi , your agent is correct . You have to be present at the time of renewal if you use an agent or not , and you also have to have held your Kitas for a minimum of 2 years before you can convert to a Kitap . I used an agent for the original Vitas/Kitas application and my first renewal . I still had to attend the Office for the first renewal even though I used an agent . I have just completed my 4th renewal , doing the last 3 myself , saving me about 10 to 15 million rupiah each time . I renewed my kitas every year because I live in a remote part of Java and would have had to travel to other parts of Java other than the Immigration Office in Jember to complete the conversion to Kitap . I will have to do all the travelling this year as the law here states you can only renew 5 times before having to convert to the Kitap . The Kitas renewal process is quite easy , the immigration officers are very helpful . If your in Bali all the better , a lot less travelling , should be complete in 5-6 days . Do multiple photo/copies of everything ,even the forms they give you after you've filled them out and before you hand them in . 2 for your files and 2 if needed at the office . The only originals they should take are the forms they gave you and your passport ,all other originals are yours , file them in a safe place ! I do a 6 hour return bus ride to and from the immigration office in Jember 2 times a year at renewal time . I figure 10 - 15 million rupiah is better in my pocket than an agents when I can do whatever is necessary . Everything you need to know is available on the Immigration sites .Have all the documents on there check list they require ,plus anything else you think may be relevant before your first trip that way you can fill out the forms Perdim 24 and 25 and hand everything in on your first trip . Do it yourself ,it's not as confusing/difficult as some of the stories make out . You'll learn the process which will only help when you do do the Kitas/Kitap conversion . Good luck !
 

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