What is the change? Companies are now required to register and obtain a username and password before applying for Telex preapprovals for work permits, single-entry business visas, multiple-entry business visas and social culture visas.

What does the change mean? Companies will be required to provide copies of various corporate documents in order to register with the new system.

  • Implementation time frame: Immediate. The new system was implemented Monday.
  • Visas/permits affected: Telex preapprovals for entry visas.
  • Who is affected: Companies applying for work visas, single- or multiple-entry business visas, social culture visas.
  • Impact on processing times: Processing will take approximately seven business days after submission of applications.
  • Next steps: Companies should provide copies of the documents listed below to their BAL professional, who will assist in the registration process.

Background: The Directorate General of Immigration is implementing a new system for the Telex visa process. The Telex visa is a preapproval that the DGI sends to an Indonesian consulate to enable issuance of an entry visa to a foreign applicant.

Under the new system, employers will need to register several documents in order to obtain their own username and password. Color copies of the following documents are required:

  • Company deed of establishment and approval by the Ministry of Law and Human Rights.
  • Amended deed and approval by the Ministry of Law and Human Rights.
  • ID card of the company’s president, director or commissioner whose name appears on the company deed.
  • Corporate business license.
  • Corporate tax ID card.
  • Company registration certificate (TDP).

BAL Analysis: Indonesia is revamping many of its systems and changing various policies and practices. Employers and individuals should anticipate that the new registration procedures will lengthen processing times.

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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