The Indonesian government has launched a new remote worker visa.

‌Key Points:

  • Eligible foreign nationals may obtain the new remote worker visa and reside in Indonesia while working remotely on behalf of employers located outside the country for up to one year, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year.
  • Applicants must hold a passport that is valid for at least six months, have a bank statement with a balance of at least US$2,000 (or equivalent) in the three months leading up to the filing of the application and earn a minimum annual income of at least US$60,000 (or equivalent).
  • Eligible foreign nationals must also present a recent photograph and an employment contract with the company located outside Indonesia.

Additional Information: It is recommended that applicants have a passport that is valid for at least 18 months when applying to satisfy the passport validity requirement for a one-year limited stay permit which is 12 months.

BAL Analysis: The government is undertaking measures to create more accessible visa application options for eligible foreign nationals. The new visa is designed to attract more highly specialized workers and is a welcome change for those who qualify and wish to work remotely in Indonesia.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice Group.

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