What is the change?  Indonesia’s immigration authorities have issued a circular changing the requirements for foreign nationals applying for limited stay permits (ITAS) or permanent stay permits (ITAP).

What does the change mean? A domicile letter or temporary residence card (SKTT) are no longer required, but applicants must instead submit a statement and guarantee letter from a guarantor, such as their employer.

  • Implementation time frame: Immediate.
  • Visas/permits affected: Limited stay permits and permanent stay permits.
  • Business impact: The change creates a new administrative requirement for companies sponsoring foreign employees.

Analysis & Comments: Human resources staff should be prepared to submit a guarantee letter and statement indicating that the employer is responsible for the presence of the foreign employee in Indonesia and all activities during his or her stay.

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