What is the change? The Indonesian government has linked the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and the Directorate General of Immigration (DGI) systems with Indonesian embassies in order to integrate processing for work permits and stay permits. Currently, only 22 of Indonesia’s 65 embassies have systems in place to process the limited stay visas (VTTs or VITAs).

  • Implementation: Ongoing from Jan. 9.
  • Documents impacted: Limited stay visa (VTT or VITA).
  • Who is impacted:  Employers, employees and dependents applying for limited stay visas.
  • What to watch: DGI and MOM have yet to confirm when the other remaining embassies will be ready to process the limited stay visa applications. Employers and employees should watch for any updates to the list of embassies (below) that are available to process limited stay visas, as it is subject to change.

Background: Foreign workers and their dependents must submit their limited stay visa application and collect the visa at one of the following 22 Indonesian missions before entering Indonesia:

Locations of Indonesian Missions Processing Limited Stay Visa Applications

Bangkok, Thailand Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Beijing, China Kuching, Malaysia
Berlin, Germany Los Angeles, United States
Davao City, Philippines Penang, Malaysia
The Hague, Netherlands Seoul, South Korea
Dili, Timor-Leste Singapore, Singapore
Guangzhou, China Songkhla, Thailand
Hong Kong, China Sydney, Australia
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Taipei, Taiwan
Johor Bahru, Malaysia Tawau, Malaysia
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia Tokyo, Japan

Analysis & Comments:  Employers should factor in the reduced number of locations processing limited stay visas when planning business schedules and start dates for employees.

Source: Deloitte LLP. Deloitte LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC303675 and its registered office at 1 New Street Square, London EC4A 3HQ, United Kingdom.