Indonesia

Individual - Other issues

Last reviewed - 29 June 2020

The Indonesian Manpower Law encourages worker protection by implementing measures designed to formalise relations between employer and employees.

Expatriate employees

Employment of expatriates is temporary in nature and available only for certain positions, such as Director or Technical Advisor.  Expatriate employees must obtain a proper work and stay permit in order to become legally employed and reside in Indonesia.

Type of visas

The type of visa will depend on the nature of the proposed function, as follows:

  • Diplomatic - Visas are given on assignment for diplomatic purposes.
  • Service/Visa dinas - Visas are given to foreign citizens bearing service passports, on assignment to Indonesia but not for diplomatic purposes. They are working in Indonesia under official government entities, such as UN bodies, aid organisations, etc.
  • Visiting - The Visa on Arrival are for persons who are visiting Indonesia for a short period as a tourist, for business, or to attend a conference or meeting. Also, it can be issued for various reasons, including governmental, business, tourism, and socio cultural.
  • Limited stay - This type of visa is given to foreign citizens who intend to invest, work, carry out the task as clergy, education and training or scientific research, etc.