The Government of Indonesia is seeking to boost economic development in various sectors, including the immigration sector, after being hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Government amends the immigration framework to attract high-skilled talents and a greater amount of investments to create a conducive climate for investment in Indonesia through the issuance of Government Regulation Number 40 of 2023 regarding the Fourth Amendment to Government Regulation Number 31 of 2013 regarding the Implementing Regulation of Law Number 6 of 2011 regarding Immigration.
The highly anticipated update through the recently issued Government Regulation is the Golden Visa policy. In general, a golden visa is a policy issued by the Government of a country to grant stay permits to foreign citizens who have invested in the country concerned. In Indonesia, golden visa holders not only get a temporary stay permit but can also obtain several benefits such as: easier immigration and visa application procedures and requirements, multiple entries, longer stay periods, and the right to acquire assets in the country.
Several key changes to the immigration framework introduced through the newly issued regulation are:
|No||Permit Types||Subject||Updated Framework (Government Regulation Number 40 of 2023)||Previous Framework (Government Regulation Number 31 of 2013)|
|1.||Visit Visa and Visit Stay Permit||Purposes of Visit for Multiple-Entry Visit Visa||For government duty, education, social and cultural matters, tourism, pre-investment, business, family, journalism, or transit.||For government duty, pre-investment, business, and family-related matters.|
|Validity Period of Multiple-Entry Visit Visa||10 years||5 years|
|Removal of Provisions on Limited Stay Visa (Visa Tinggal Terbatas, “VITAS”) on Arrival||Articles concerning VITAS on Arrival are removed. This removal ensures that VITAS applications can only be submitted prior to arrival in Indonesia.||Possibility of obtaining VITAS on Arrival at certain immigration checkpoints.|
|Visit Stay Permit||Single-entry visit stay permit can be extended for the same period as the multiple-entry visit stay permit, which is at a maximum of 180 days, and is extendable for an aggregate period not exceeding 12 months.||Single-entry visit stay permit is extendable for a maximum of four times, with a period of 30 days for each extention.|
|Length of Visit Stay Permit based on a Visit Visa on Arrival||The validity of a Visit Stay Permit based on Visit Visa on Arrival is extendable for an aggregate period not exceeding 60 days.||The validity of a Visit Stay Permit based on Visit Visa on Arrival is extendable for a maximum of 30 days.|
|2.||VITAS and Limited Stay Permit (Izin Tinggal Terbatas/ITAS)||Entry Stamps of Limited Stay Visa Holders||There is no requirement to convert the entry stamp to ITAS since entry stamps for foreign nationals holding a VITAS also serve as ITAS.||Entry stamps are only valid for 30 days. To avoid any charges, foreign nationals holding a VITAS are required to convert their entry stamps to ITAS before the validity of the entry stamps expires.|
|Purposes of Visit of VITAS||No longer separating the activities falling for work and non-work purposes.||Separating work and non-work purposes.|
|Validity Period of ITAS||10 years||A maximum of 2 years, and is extendable for an aggregate period not exceeding 6 years.|
|ITAS for Nautical Professionals||Simplified prerequisites for the application of ITAS for nautical professionals.||Applications to obtain an ITAS for the nautical professionals can be submitted before or after entering Indonesian waters. |
It is mandatory to submit the applications after 30 days of receiving the entry stamp.
|3.||Permanent Stay Permit (Izin Tinggal Tetap/ITAP)||Document Requirements|
|4.||Stay Permits||Denial and Cancellation of Stay Permits||Reporting to the Immigration Office is sufficient to maintain the validity of ITAS or ITAP of: ||Requirement to be with an Indonesian national as a Guarantor for maintaining the validity of ITAS or ITAP of:|
|5.||Citizenship Status||Criteria for Changing Citizenship Status||The introduction of the “repatriation” concept. Repatriation, as defined by the explanation of the Regulation, is the return of foreign nationals and their descendants who were formerly Indonesian citizens to become Indonesian citizens as they wish to settle in Indonesia. |
Improved discretion in classifying the purpose of transition from a visit permit to a limited stay permit.
|No “repatriation” concept.|
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