Visa Provisions:

A Limited Stay Visa shall be issued to a foreign national for the purpose of:

  1. foreign investment;
  2. employment as an expatriate expert for the government or the private sector;
  3. education, training, or scientific research;
  4. religious duties;
  5. joining a husband and/or a parent who is a foreign national in possession of a Limited Stay Permit/Permanent Stay Permit or who is an Indonesian citizen, for the wife and/or single, legitimate child(ren) who is/are under 18 (eighteen) years of age;
  6. repatriation for a former Indonesian citizen;
  7. to regain Indonesian citizenship which was lost under Act No. 62/1958 concerning Citizenship of the Republic of Indonesia.

The overseas Visa Officer has the authority to issue a Limited Stay Visa to an applicant only upon approval from the Director General of Immigration or a designated Immigration Officer.
A Limited Stay Visa may be granted by the overseas Visa Officer to an applicant who is under 18 (eighteen) years of age and still single, provided the applicant:

  1. was born overseas after his/her mother had been granted a Limited Stay Visa or Re-entry Permit to the territory of Indonesia which is still valid; or
  2. was born overseas of parents who are Indonesian citizens.

A Limited Stay Permit shall be issued in the form of a Limited Stay Permit Card (KITAS), a 7 x 10 cm, yellow, quadrangular card with information concerning the identity and the photograph of the holder, the center showing the immigration symbol.

Validity of Limited Stay Permit:

A Limited Stay Permit shall be issued to a foreign national in possession of a Limited Stay Visa to stay in the territory of Indonesia for a period of  1 (one) year from the date of admission to Indonesia and is extendible for 5 (five) times consecutively, each extension for 1 (one) year.


The basic requirements for a Limited Stay Visa are the same as the general Visa requirements, with the addition of the following:

  1. the applicant's passport or travel document must be valid for at least 18 (eighteen) months;
  2. a recommendation from an overseas sponsor or sponsor in Indonesia;
  3. an applicant who intends to join an Indonesian national husband or parent, or a foreign national in possession of a Limited Stay Permit is required to enclose a marriage certificate and/or a birth certificate;
  4. an applicant who intends to perform activities in the field of religion/missionary work, research, social work or education must enclose the original letter and photocopies of the recommendation from the related institution/Technical Department;
  5. an applicant who will be employed in the framework of Foreign Investment/National Investment (PMA/PMDN) or as expatriate expert in the field of overseas technical aid must enclose a letter of recommendation from the Technical Department and the Department of Manpower/investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) along with an approval for the Plan to Utilize Foreign Manpower document (RPTKA;
  6. an applicant seeking repatriation must enclose proof of being a former Indonesian citizen, and a guarantee of having sufficient funds for living expenses while in Indonesia.

The requirements for a Limited Stay Permit are as follow:

  1. the foreign national concerned must possess a Limited Stay Visa on arrival in Indonesia;
  2. an application must be submitted to the Chief Immigration of the Local Office whose jurisdiction covers the area of residence of the foreign national concerned, at least 7 (seven) days from the date of admission;
  3. a Limited Stay Permit may be granted to a foreign national's child born in Indonesia, whose father is the holder of a Limited Stay Permit, and who reports the birth at least 60 (sixty) days from the date the child was born;
  4. a Curriculum Vitae/Resume of the foreign national concerned, original and photocopies of national passport or travel document, and other proof to support his/her personal data in accordance with his/her visa application must be
  5. a written guarantee of responsibility for the foreign national from the sponsor and the identity card of the sponsor must also be submitted.