4 Important Things About An Expatriate Work Permit In Indonesia

What You Need To Know About The Expatriate Working Permit In Indonesia?

Article 1 (13) of Law No. 13 of 2003 on Manpower (“Manpower Law”) defines Foreign Workers (“Expatriates”) as visa holders of foreign citizenship who come to Indonesia with the intention to work within Indonesia’s territory. Expatriates are foreign workers who live outside their native country and settle abroad, e.g. in Indonesia. Employers looking to hire Expatriates to work with them in Indonesia must ensure that the Expatriates have acquired a complete set of Expatriate Work Permit as stipulated by the Ministry of Manpower in Indonesia.

In this article, we will elaborate on 4 (four) important things that all Employers hiring and/or in the process of hiring Expatriates must know and understand:

1. Who can be a Sponsor for a Work Visa?

Only the following entities are allowed to be a sponsor for the Expatriates in Indonesia:

• Government Institutions, International Bodies, Foreign State’s Representatives;
• Representative Offices of foreign chambers, foreign companies, or foreign news;
• Foreign Direct Investment Companies (Penanaman Modal Asing or PMA);
• Legal entities which are established based on Indonesia’s laws or foreign business entities which are registered in authorized institution in Indonesia (ie. Foreign Representative Office);
• Social, religious, educational, and cultural Institutions; and
• Entertainment organizer (impresariat) business services

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