Working Kitas


Indonesia offers several types of visas which differ based on the purpose of foreigners’ stays in the territory. The frequently used ones are a temporary stay permit called KITAS (ITAS) and a work permit known as IMTA. Effective from November 2018, a work permit (IMTA) is now combined with TELEX visa in the form of so-called “Notification”, and its validity is the same as the employment agreement.

Process of Obtaining

For working KITAS need to find a company that you are employed and receive from it the necessary documents or to open his own company, and provide the necessary documents.

To get a work Permit you need of the following requirements:

In order to apply for a KITAS visa to Indonesia, your passport must be valid for:

  • 12 months passport validity remaining to apply for a 6 months KITAS

  • 18 months passport validity remaining to apply for a 12 months KITAS


Cost :

  • 6 month working KITAS – 15.000.000 IDR

  • 6 Months IMTA – RPTKA $600 USD

  • Visa Fee $150 USD

  • 1 year KITAS – 19.500.000 IDR

  • 12 Months IMTA – RPTKA $1200 USD

  • Visa Fee $150 USD


(price are with own company as sponsorship and exclude agency fee)

Having a temporary stay permit (KITAS), also known as a working visa or working KITAS, is one of the necessities when working in Indonesia. On the contrary to a spouse-sponsored KITAS or a retirement KITAS, a work KITAS must be sponsored by an Indonesian company (an individual sponsorship is not allowed).


The length of each working KITAS is based on job positions commonly ranging from six to 12 months, and it goes hand in hand with a Multiple Exit Re-Entry Permit (MERP).

Applicant Requirements

  • Scanning Passport Detail & Passport Cover

  • Diploma.

  • Reference Letter.

  • Valid passport.

  • Copy of biometric page passport

  • Photo size 4 × 6, 3 × 4 and 2 × 3, respectively 6 pieces (red background)

  • Curriculum vitae.

  • Letter of Guarantee from your sponsor in Indonesia submitted to the immigration department.

  • Any advice / help required during that 1 year period

The rest of the work on the preparation of papers and obtaining permission (TELEX) from the head office of Immigration in Jakarta, we will do for you. It should be remembered that the period of preparation TELEX takes 2 – 4 months.

The price we quote you will not include:

  • Administration fee charged during visa collection in the Indonesian embassy overseas.


  • Cost of immigration clearance services on arrival (if required).

Important – Employment in Bali

The number of foreigners coming to Bali who fail to comply with the Indonesian regulations is increasing. Please note that requirements for a work permit, work visa in Bali, as well as the process of extension of visa, are the same everywhere in Indonesia.


Tourists coming to Bali are not exempt from the legal obligations, and they are not allowed to work without a valid work visa and work permit. Incomers should also pay higher attention when choosing a visa agent in Bali as they frequently become a subject to organised crime.

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