Third-parties no longer permitted to submit applications with the Directorate General of Immigration - Indonesia

As of Monday, 14 November, third party representatives will no longer be able to submit applications for foreign employees on behalf of an employer with the Directorate General of Immigration in Indonesia.

The new regulation will currently only affect permits that are normally processed through the Directorate General, namely Working Visa, Limited Stay Permit Card - KITTAS and EPO on Departure Services.

Employers will have to register with the immigration authorities to obtain an account as they will now be responsible to submit applications online and we would urge clients to complete this step as soon as possible to avoid any delays.

They will also be responsible for filing applications in person to the appropriate immigration office and to pay the relevant fees. The company's representative will be required to provide a proxy letter and evidence of their employment with the sponsoring entity.

What this means for you as an employer? 

Employers and sponsoring companies will now be required to apply directly for all permits categories processed by the Directorate General of Immigration. PwC will still be able to support and provide guidance around the filing processes and we will be in contact shortly with affected clients to advise further.

At this stage, other governmental agencies responsible for the processing of other categories of Work and Stay permits have not announced similar policy changes, however we are closely monitoring the situation to anticipate any such developments and will provide further update as we learn of them.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to your usual PwC contact for further details.

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