What is the change? Indonesia has changed the rules on exit permits for foreign nationals who have completed their work assignments.

What does the change mean? Exit permits are now valid for seven days, requiring foreign nationals to leave sooner than in the past.

  • Implementation timeframe:The shorter exit permit validity took effect at the beginning of this month.
  • Visas/permits affected:Work visas, exit permits. 
  • Who is affected:Foreign nationals completing their employment in Indonesia.
  • Business impact:Foreign workers will have less time to wrap up their affairs after finishing their employment.

Background: Indonesia has shortened the validity period of exit permits for foreign nationals from 14 days to seven days. Exit procedures remain the same.

BAL Analysis: Foreign nationals should note that Indonesia is strictly enforcing the shorter exit period and that overstaying may result in monetary penalties.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group and our network provider located in Indonesia. For additional information, please contact your BAL attorney.

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