What is the change? Indonesia’s Ministry of Manpower has temporarily postponed plans to launch a new online application system.

What does the change mean? Applicants will be able to submit applications online through the previous system until further notice. Authorities initially planned to switch to the new system Monday, but it is not ready yet.

  • Implementation time frame: Ongoing.
  • Visas/permits affected: Any visa or permit application submitted through MOM’s online application system, including applications for expatriate placement plans (RPTKA) and work permits (IMTA).
  • Who is affected: Employers submitting applications through the ministry’s online application system.
  • Impact on processing times: Processing times are normal for now, but applicants should anticipate backlogs and delays when Indonesia does switch to the new system.

BAL Analysis: Until further notice, applicants can continue submitting applications as they did before last week’s announcement. BAL will provide more information about the new system as it becomes available.

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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