Frequently Asked Questions About Work Visas in Bali
Get the answers to some of the most common questions about getting a work visa in Bali.
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Many people want to live and work in Bali. Below we have some of the most frequently asked questions about work visas in Bali.
You only need one work visa. However, you must have a notification, a type of work permit, from each of the companies.
Yes. Unless you hold a director or commissioner position in the company, you will need at least a bachelor’s degree.
Yes, however, nannies and parents do not qualify for the dependent stay permit.
If your parents are above 55 years of age, they can apply for a retirement visa. Nannies can apply for a manager/advisor visa. Alternatively, you can use Emerhub’s employer of record service.
The guarantor will act as the contact of immigration they need to reach you. Also, the local guarantor may be liable for the actions of an expat.
No. But your guarantor must be an Indonesian citizen.
You must have 10 Indonesian employees for every foreign employee whose work visa you will sponsor. This does not apply to foreign investors, directors, and commissioners. They must be an Indonesian guarantor instead.
If your work visa/KITAS is valid for 1 year, it is extendable. Otherwise, it is not extendable.
Only if you will be holding a director or commissioner position in the company. For other job titles, the length of validity is up to the Ministry of Manpower.
Yes, the minimum validity of a work visa is 1 month.
No, the process to extend your visa happens in the local immigration office in Bali.
It doesn’t matter, you can be in Indonesia or a different country. However, Indonesian authorities will send the telex approval to an Indonesian embassy outside of Indonesia.
You must collect the telex within two months from the date of issue and be in Indonesia within 30 days.
The telex approval is your temporary stay permit.
As long as you submit all the required documents, you will most likely get a work visa. But note that the Ministry of Manpower has full discretion to approve or reject applications.
These positions are currently not open to foreign workers. You may get in touch with our consultants to learn more about positions available to foreigners.
You may perform managerial functions. As such, you cannot perform other duties such as catering to restaurant guests or selling to customers.
You can get an investor visa if you are a shareholder in a foreign-owned company in Indonesia. You must also have at least IDR 1 billion (approx. USD 70,000) worth of shares in the company to qualify for the investor KITAS. You do not need to own shares to qualify for a working visa.
Investor visas are valid for two years. On the other hand, the length of the validity of a working visa depends on the decision of the Ministry of Manpower.
Additionally, holders of working visas must pay USD 1,200 per year towards the Employee Development Fund. You do not need to pay this if you have an investor visa.
The validity of a dependent stay permit is usually the same as the validity of the sponsor’s stay permit.
However, some investors may get visas that are valid for 2 years. Only qualified investors can get visas valid for this long. In cases like this, the validity of their dependents’ stay permits is 1 year and is extendable.
You need to cancel your visa even if it is already expired.
Emerhub’s consultants recommend canceling your KITAS before leaving Indonesia if you will not be back before its expiry. Not completing the cancellation process can cause issues when re-entering Indonesia and re-applying for a new KITAS.
Start the process 2.5-3 months before the expiration date to have enough time for the whole process.
There is no set number of working visas a company can sponsor. The Ministry of Manpower decides on the number based on the company’s needs. It is worth noting that there is no limit for the number of directors or commissioners in a company.
No, the Ministry of Manpower determines the number of work visas a company can sponsor.
A director, commissioner, or investor of a foreign-owned company in Indonesia may apply for KITAP if he or she has held the same role in the same company for the last four years. The same applies to the president director of a local company.
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