Immigration documents are needed by everyone who enters or exits Indonesian territory. Rules regarding immigration are regulated in Law No. 6 of 2011 concerning Immigration (UU No. 6 Tahun 2011 tentang Keimigrasian). The law consists of 145 articles (pasal) and 15 sections (bab). Documents related to immigration consist of Travel Documents (Dokumen Perjalanan), which are Passports and Travel Letters in Lieu of Passports, and Immigration Documents (Dokumen Keimigrasian), which are visa and sign or permit.
According to Law No. 6 of 2011, article 1, concerning immigration, some documents related to immigration are as follows:
Below are four types of visas in the Republic of Indonesia:
According to Law No. 6 of 2011 article 8, everyone who enters or exits the Indonesian territory is required to have a valid Travel Document (8.1). Every foreigner entering the Indonesian territory must have a valid Visa unless otherwise stipulated by this Law and international agreements (8.2). Foreigners referred to in article 8 are those who are not Indonesian citizens (Law No. 6 of 2011 article 9).
Thus, Indonesian citizens need a passport to enter and leave their country’s territory. Meanwhile, foreign nationals need a visa to enter and leave the territory of another country (Indonesia). If foreign nationals wish to stay within the territory of Indonesia for a certain period, they need a stay permit. The government, in this case, the immigration official, has the right to revoke, supervise, and prohibit certain people, whether Indonesian citizens or foreigners, from entering and leaving the territory of Indonesia.
All foreigners traveling to Indonesia for longer than 30 days stay must have a valid stay permit. Indonesia is known for having complex immigration procedures. There are various types of short and long term stay visas such as Business Visa, Social Visa, Dependant Visa, Temporary Stay, and Work Permit. Some permits require local sponsorship and other documentations. Local sponsors may be an Indonesian company having relations with you, a visa agency, or an Indonesian citizen.
Putranto Alliance has a team of immigration lawyers and consultants who specialize in Indonesia Immigration regulation. Through experience from processing countless visa applications, we are equipped with accurate and up-to-date regulations in order to provide timely immigration services to our clients. We are a local company and may act as your sponsor if required.
Referring to Law no. 6 of 2011 concerning Immigration (UU No. 6 Tahun 2011 tentang Keimigrasian), a guarantor is a person or corporation responsible for the presence and activities of foreigners while in the Indonesian territory. The following are three legal subjects entitled to become these foreigners’ sponsors or guarantors.
Some countries that apply visa-free for Indonesian passport holders:
Visa on Arrival/e-Visa/eTA:
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